The Tag Heuer Carrera, TAG Heuer’s iconic bestseller since 1963, was the obvious choice of case and finishing for this game-changing chronograph. The materials are noble: highly corrosiveresistant Tantalum with rose gold horns, sublime “Côte de Genève” decoration and a sumptuous, hand-sewn soft-touch strap in alligator. The chronograph minute counter is at 3 o’clock, chronograph seconds at 6 o’clock and a power reserve at 12 o’clock. The second central flying hand displays 1/10th and 1/100th of a second. A single crown at 3 o’clock winds the watch and the chronograph - the rotor winds the barrel on the watch movement, while the chronograph is manually charged. In total, there are 439 components in the movement, many of which are patent pending and all but the two hairsprings built inhouse at TAG Heuer’s factory in La Chaux-de-Fonds.
Now TAG Heuer is working on a first-ever precision certification for chronographs to complement the COSC certificate for chronometers (watches).