The brand has released a fashionable version of its Carrera model that will attract both sports-oriented city-dwellers and globetrotters with its second time zone.

For 55 years, Carrera has been measuring split-time measurements using a high accuracy mechanism. This year, at the official presentation of the new Heuer 2 calibre at Baselworld, TAG Heuer unveiled a new version of its legendary watch to attract a generation that jumps on a plane just as easily as their elders got on a train. Its strong point? A combination of practical daily complications. So alongside the chronograph function of the original model, the Carrera Chronograph GMT also displays a second time zone. This is the first model since 1963 to have this feature, with a 24-hour GMT scale located on a bi-coloured black and blue ceramic bezel. A lacquered red hand with a triangular tip coated with white Super-LumiNova® points towards the figures around the disc. For greater ease of use, the hand can be adjusted using the crown.

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On the multi-level dial is the classic layout of chronograph totalisers and sub-seconds in 3-6-9 position, while a date counter at 4.30 completes the design. A skeletonised dial helps to give it a modern style, while revealing some of the components of the mechanism. All these elements are driven by the automatic calibre, generating a healthy power reserve of 75 hours.

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To reinforce the sports look of this timepiece, the 45mm-wide steel case is rounded off by a choice of straps made of steel or rubber.

Price: 5,400 CHF (rubber) – 5,950 CHF (steel) tagheuer.com

By Dan Diaconu

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