TAG Heuer gives a contemporary face to one of its flagship models. The new design comes with a calibre providing very modern performances. Let’s take a closer look!

“We had the choice between creating a watch with a vintage inspiration or a modern interpretation. We opted for the second…” says Jean-Claude Biver, CEO of TAG Heuer. A mythical watch from the 1960s, the Carrera has been given much more than a rejuvenation. A new, powerful movement, the calibre Heuer 02, is housed in a 43mm-wide modular case that is watertight down to 100 metres. The thirteen versions interplay with the materials to give a contemporary character to this generation of men’s watches. So, steel, carbon and ceramics are combined with metal, rubber and leather straps. The black or blue dial is now skeletoned, revealing the calibre components. Hour and minute hands point to prominent indices with a similar design to provide excellent readability. The chronograph layout is true to the original design, however, with totalisers at 3 and 9 o’clock completed by the running seconds at 6 o’clock. A date counter catches the eye at 4.30. On the bezel, a tachymetric scale underlines the sports style.

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The automatic calibre drives all the functions and provides the watch with a healthy power reserve of 80 hours. The calibre Heuer 02 triggers the start, stop and reset functions for split time measurements using a column wheel and a vertical clutch.

The Carrera Heuer 02 is also available in a 45mm-wide version with GMT to delight demanding travellers.

Price from 4,800 EUR tagheuer.com

By Dan Diaconu

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