In honour of the Carrera’s 55th anniversary, Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer is celebrating the only way it knows how: by innovating. Expanding upon both the wildly popular Carrera Heuer 01 and recently introduced Carrera Heuer 02, TAG Heuer announced the new Carrera Chronograph GMT at Baselworld 2018. From the latest incarnation, expect a return to the original “3-6-9” counter layout first seen on the 1963 version, joined by a sophisticated GMT complication and new in-house Calibre Heuer 02 movement, which is visible through the skeleton dial. The result is a striking traveller’s watch that deftly straddles the line between the avant-garde and approachable. In other words, it’s a new TAG Heuer Carrera.
The TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph GMT represents the first time that the brand has paired GMT function with Calibre Heuer 02 movement. Further distinguishing the model from the standard Carrera Heuer 02 is a larger case, a two-tone ceramic bezel with 24 hour scale, and a red hand on the dial to indicate the second time zone. That red hand, by the way, is mounted in a secondary position so as not to interfere with the other indices, and can be easily adjusted using the crown.
Boldly displayed through the skeleton dial is TAG Heuer’s latest chronograph movement, which hosts a column wheel, vertical clutch and 75 hour power reserve. For the hefty case, the brand is sticking with pure stainless steel for now, while alternate materials will likely come into play somewhere down the road. Available with either a steel or rubber strap, this baby’s ready to trot the globe and look downright radical while doing so.