As TAG Heuer marks a milestone anniversary at 160 years, what stands out is change co-existing with constancy in cutting edge watch-making. The brand’s commitment to innovation is a characteristic exclusive only to the most formidable Swiss watchmakers. It is in this spirit, that TAG Heuer has announced the debut of yet another series – TAG Heuer Carrera. Forever Chasing Tomorrow.
The year 1963 saw TAG Heuer combine elegance, sporting spirit and its reputed ingenuity to present an iconic sports watch designed especially for professional drivers and sports car enthusiasts. The timeless chronograph has now been redefined into a 42mm stainless steel shape and put into the spotlight again. Heavily reworked yet uncluttered and still true to its origins, the TAG Heuer Carrera shows off multiple new features. The now slimmed down profile sits well with the sturdy, parallel and elongated lugs, the new pushers, and the metal crown for an elegant and sporty feel. This bold chronograph has refined indexes and hands, catching the light better with their Super-LumiNova surfaces for accurate legibility, even at top speeds.
The pursuit of a ‘clear, clean design’ for the dial has resulted in modifications in detail, both big and small. Take for example, using the inside bevel of the tension ring of the glass for the markings; or the minimalist cross hair markings as a substitute for the classic 6 o’clock sweep seconds register. A symmetrical date window is placed unobtrusively under this. Also new are the fresh take on the hour markers and the use of the Serif font for the Carrera printed script. Departing ever so slightly from the rest of the Carrera stable – only enough to establish its unique stylistic identity – is the traditional sunray-brushed pattern replacing the deep radial brushing on the dial surface for two models. The other two versions flaunt glossy opaline dials. Stylistically, the case is a slimmer version of the Carrera Sport Chronograph, but with narrower applied indices. The familiar 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock sub dials are prominent and help tie the watch firmly to the Carrera series. The iconic pointed and striped baton hands remain, as unchanged as TAG Heuer constancy. Add to this mix the Heuer 02 with its 80 hours of power reserve and sapphire case back for a view of the exquisite rose-gold colored rotor, and an icon is born.
The TAG Heuer Carrera is a study in beauty and functionality – very seldom does one come across a timepiece that has not one superfluous feature and is still so luxurious. Choose from four aesthetically delicious models, two of which come with the sporty no color steel H-link bracelet setting off steel black and steel blue dials. The other two options are more luxurious, mounted on a stunning brown alligator leather strap. This adds just a dash of drama to the steel gray and rose-gold plated accented steel white dials that adorn it.
Priced at AED 19,250 and above, all models of the new TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph series will be available starting October 2020. For more information, please visit the TAG Heuer website.
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