Following the release of an updated 1972 Montreal Carrera, TAG Heuer continues the 160th-anniversary celebrations by relaunching its original racing chronograph in four distinct models each turbocharged with an 80-hour power reserve. These redesigned sports chronographs are timeless pieces bold enough to be strapped into the driver’s seat.
Each piece is powered by the in-house Calibre Heuer 02 movement. Featuring shorter lugs for enhanced comfort, the 44mm stainless steel case alternates polished and fine-brushed finishings, which make the watch appear sleek and thin.
The new TAG Heuer Carrera is available in a deep blue with matching ceramic bezel, muted olive green with a silver steel bezel or two black versions with a sleek black ceramic bezel. The dial of each model has a circular brushed finish. Three sub-dials and a date window at 6 o’clock create a visual balance while providing you with all the essential measurements. The new “H-shaped” bracelet is also thinner than the original racing watch, so slightly lighter and more ergonomic.
The stand-out piece from these sporty models is easily the black and rose gold Carrera. This one possesses a black ceramic bezel filled with rose-gold-coloured lacquer while the crown and pushers are made from solid 18K rose gold. The movement is visible through the sapphire crystal case back with black PVD coated brass, and a rose gold printing. This timepiece wraps around the wrist with a classic black leather strap.
The original TAG Heuer Carrera racing chronograph launched in 1963 and continued across the decades characterised by contemporary designs and high-performance timekeeping capabilities. The collection has played a central role in TAG Heuer’s past, and the Swiss watchmaker aims for the revitalised range to continue making statements across the professional racing scene.
The new sports chronographs are available now with a second wave launching in September followed by two special editions at a later date. The sports watches are priced from $8,300 to $9,500 AUD.