TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 02 To Debut At Baselworld 2018




TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 02 To Debut At Baselworld 2018 Watch Releases


TAG Heuer got so excited about the new Heuer 02, they just simply couldn’t hold it back any longer. Behold, the pre-Baselworld 2018 debut of the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 02 and with it the combination of a familiar look with some notable updates, a new-for-the-collection caliber, and an inexplicably dismissed hyphen, all thrown at the competition – and the watch buying masses – at some highly competitive prices.



TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 02 To Debut At Baselworld 2018 Watch Releases


First, let’s talk size. The TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 02 Chronograph comes exclusively in a 43mm wide case – note that there will be a 45mm version with a GMT function that TAG Heuer hints at in their press release, but doesn’t tell us more for the time being. Rumor has it, the new Heuer 02 will replace the 43mm Heuer-01, while the 45mm Heuer-01 will continue to live on. This, neatly, leads us to the movement: the Heuer-02, which we have seen in the generally well-received Autavia (reviewed here), marks the long-forgotten CH80’s return and now finds its way into the Carrera collection.



TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 02 To Debut At Baselworld 2018 Watch Releases


We’ll get to the important bit soon, just let me go on a quick rant first. I see that the hyphen from Heuer-01 and Heuer-02 is now gone – even the Heuer-01 is now Heuer 01 on TAG Heuer’s website. I, personally, got used to the hyphen, it just looks tidier; plus I really don’t get these inexplicable changes in established product names. If I am still in possession of my sanity when we get to our TAG Heuer meeting at Baselworld, I’ll ask why this had to happen. Moving on to something not just those with a developed phase of pedantry care about, the Heuer 02 is an entirely in-house designed and manufactured (I believe springs and jewels notwithstanding) automatic chronograph.



TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 02 To Debut At Baselworld 2018 Watch Releases




TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 02 To Debut At Baselworld 2018 Watch Releases


It’s not just any chronograph though. It has all the goodies you’d want these days from a properly modern mechanical chronograph, namely a column wheel and, more importantly, a vertical clutch. A vertical clutch makes all the difference in the world. Should it be fitted to your watch, you’ll discover that everyone treats you differently, somehow. Your watchmaker gives you a special hug at every service, the waiters invite you to the best table at the restaurant, the sun always shines, your childhood friends reach out to you again, and so on.



TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 02 To Debut At Baselworld 2018 Watch Releases