This year marks the 55th anniversary of TAG Heuer’s Carrera model. After revealing an exquisite, if not pricey new collection around a month ago, the Swiss watchmaker continues the celebrations by dropping another 2 Carrera timepieces. Both vintage-inspired watches are drenched in sporty style and feature all the measurement you could possibly need.
TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 comes in two models, both featuring a 41mm diameter and three white counters, which stand out against the dark blue or black dials. The seconds counter is at 9 o’clock, the minute counter at 12 o’clock and the hour counter at 6 o’clock. The bezel is made from ceramic and features a tachometer scale which any horologist will tell you are a crucial component of the automotive chronograph.
The black version of Carrera Calibre 16 is adorned with a bold perforated black leather strap with red stitching, while the blue version features a stainless steel bracelet. With touches of red, the colours, contrasts and position of the counters are all explicit references to motorsport. And the legendary “Carrera Panamericana” Mexico road race which is of course, where this model of watch takes its name.
There’s currently no word on Australian price or availability, although the TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 is priced in the US at $4,350 for the leather version and $4,500 for the steel bracelet.
In other news, we chat with Australian NBA star Matthew Dellavedova about his ball game and love for TAG Heuer.