Since its beginning in 1963, many famous pilots, such as Juan Manuel Fangio, have been wearing the TAG Heuer Carrera collection. On and off the track, the set is inseparable from timekeeping and motor racing.
In 2018, the myth goes on. For the TAG Heuer Carrera’s 55th anniversary, two new timepieces celebrate this extraordinary heritage. Both regarding content and shape: a powerful motor with a Caliber 16-powered chronograph, and a design: as sporty as vintage.
Two colours are available: black or blue. Some hints of red recall the collection’s attachment to motorsports, as do the three white counters on the dial. With a 41mm-diameter, this latter is topped by a bezel with a scale of 60 seconds, white too. A design inspired by the 1970s, when the rise of motor racing required clear and readable timing.
Aesthetics blends with ergonomics with the precision at one-tenth of a second of the movement carried on the small counter at nine o'clock. The minute counter is set at 12 o'clock and the hour counter is at 6 o'clock. Finally, a ceramic bezel with tachymeter scale makes these two watches genuine automobile chronographs.
To complete their vintage and sporty look, two types of bracelets are available. Black perforated leather with red stitching for elegance on the black version, or steel for optimal comfort on the blue one.
Standing as symbols of TAG Heuer's passion for racing and its heritage, these two new TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 chronographs perpetuate the alliance between accurate timekeeping and sporty design, continuously revamped.