To commemorate a 55th anniversary of the legendary chronograph Heuer Carrera, TAG Heuer unveiled a new flagship model which is powered by a state-of-the-art engine and is fitted with Heuer 02 Calibre manufacture movement, a 43 mm modular case, a tachymeter bezel and a skeleton dial with 3-6-9 counters. The new TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 02 is available in 13 contemporary variants in steel, carbon, ceramic or gold with a metal, rubber, leather or ceramic bracelet, plus a 45 mm version with GMT function.
TAG Heuer Carrera has been known in the world of motor racing for 55 years. The collection borrows its name from the legendary week-long “Carrera Panamericana” road race held in Mexico during the 1950s. The first Heuer Carrera chronograph, designed in 1963 for drivers, featured the revolutionary dial; the ring securing the dial on the case had the indispensable seconds scale, resulting in a larger display and improved legibility. In 1969, the Heuer Carrera was launched in an automatic version equipped with the famous calibre 11 with micro-rotor.
The new generation of TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 02 automatic chronographs features modular case and bezel with tachymeter scale. It is fitted with a new motor: the Heuer 02 calibre that allows to reprise the original 3-6-9 counter layout from 1963. Chronograph minutes and hours at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock, permanent small second at 6 o’clock and date window at 4.30. The skeleton dial is integrated in a 43 mm diameter modular case, water-resistant to 100 metres and available in several versions – steel, carbon, ceramic or gold. 13 new versions, including one with a GMT function, come with a range of straps and bracelets in rubber, leather, metal or ceramic with deployant buckle.
To celebrate the anniversary of the Heuer Carrera, TAG Heuer has published a special edition book called Ahead of its time. Recounting the highlights of this signature collection and the models that have sealed its legendary status, the book describes how the often-pioneering Heuer Carrera chronograph, which is now synonymous with the brand, became universally recognised as an icon. This 4500-piece edition is available in the brand’s boutiques, and can be ordered from www.tagheuer.com in certain markets.
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