This year, TAG Heuer is celebrating the 55th anniversary of the Heuer Carrera. Synonymous with avant-garde since its first generation in the 60’s, this collection pursues its race with the new TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 02.
The watch is available in 13 different contemporary variations, on steel, ceramic or gold with either a steel, rubber, leather or ceramic strap. Sporty, this new generation of automatic chronographs displays the motor raced lines of the 21st-century TAG Heuer Carrera, distinctive with their modular case with their bezel and tachymeter scale.
Conceived in 1963 for pilots, the collection, named in homage of the mythic Mexican race “Carrera Panamericana”, is a revolution by its design. The ring fixing the dial to the case bear the essential second’s scale, which maximizes the display and strongly improves legibility.
For the first time, the TAG Heuer Carrera carries the Calibre Heuer 02’s automatic movement. Developed and produced by TAG Heuer, it integrates 168 components including a column wheel and a vertical coupling-clutch, signatures of Haute Horlogerie. Modern and accurate, this mechanical movement keeps a 75 hours’ power-reserve stocked in a single barrel.
A high-end mechanism unveiled through a skeleton dial, doubled with a sapphire back case.
The TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 02 comes back to the original disposition of the 3-6-9 counters of 1963. Minutes and hours of the chronograph at 3 and 9 o’clock, small seconds positioned at 6 o’clock, to which an aperture date is added at 4:30.
Prices have yet to be announced, but they start at $5,500 for the base model in steel.