The Swiss watch brand TAG Heuer has updated its bestselling timepiece Carrera Heuer-01 with full black matt ceramic finish. The latest iteration of TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01, which was launched at Baselworld 2015, will be officially presented later this month in Geneva during the SIHH watch fair.
As the name suggests, the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 Full Black Matt Ceramic watch features an all-ceramic case and bracelet, a first for the brand. The 45mm timepiece boasts the modular, 12-part case structure characteristic of the Heuer-01 series, with a case middle, bezel, and lugs made of micro-blasted black ceramic. Water-resistant to 100 meters, the case of the watch alongside with its functional parts (the inner box section, screw-down caseback, and chronograph push-pieces) are made of steel.
TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 Full Black Matt Ceramic is powered by the automatic movement which features an openworked date disk on the dial side, a red column wheel visible on the back side, a skeletonized chronograph bridge and a blackened, openworked rotor. The movement’s chronograph functions are positioned in a tricompax display on the skeleton dial. The chronograph minutes counter is located on a subdial at 12 o’clock, hours counter at 6 o’clock, and small seconds at 9 o’clock. In addition to the stopwatch function, the watch also features a date display and a tachymeter scale on the bezel that can be used together with the chronograph to calculate speed over a given distance.
The black ceramic bracelet features a folding buckle in black titanium carbide-coated steel with a double push-piece safety mechanism. The Tag Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 Full Black Matt Ceramic costs somewhere around $7,000. A version that comes with a rubber strap rather than the full-ceramic bracelet is also available and priced at about $6,300.