Earlier this yr, TAG Heuer launched a brand new tackle the Carrera design that served as a brand new chapter within the 60-year saga of the enduring chronograph. With a boldly domed sapphire crystal permitting for an expansive, uninterrupted view of the dial and the design’s trademark clear profile, this new tackle the basic is stuffed with potential, and units each the tone and the tempo for the way forward for Carrera.
Judging by this newest addition, the long run seems shiny certainly. This 39mm yellow gold TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph demonstrates the flexibility of this new design, whereas paying tribute to one of the crucial coveted Heuer Carreras of all time. A watch recognized merely as ‘the Drivers’ watch.
The reference 1158 CHN, to present the mannequin its correct identify, is emblematic of the shut ties between TAG Heuer and the world of Method 1. In 1971, Jack Heuer was the primary non-automotive sponsor of Ferrari, and alongside timing gear, he made a take care of the workforce’s drivers. He supplied them a strong gold Carrera, with a champaign dial and black subdials (the CHN within the reference refers to this particular dial structure), on the proviso that they needed to go to the Heuer manufacturing facility in Switzerland to choose them up. Quickly, these distinctive watches had been discovered on the wrists of the fasted racers on this planet, males like Niki Laude and Mario Andretti.
As for the watch itself, it actually delivers on its golden promise. The yellow gold case and dial make fairly an impression, particularly if you issue within the nice vertical brush on the dial and the spectacular view underneath that top sapphire crystal. The black parts add distinction that solely amplifies the dear hue much more. In terms of the query of historic accuracy, it walks a nice line. The watch is undeniably a tribute to the unique 1158 CHN fashions, however nonetheless very a lot to be its personal factor. The general feel and appear of the case, whereas delicate to classic aesthetics, is clearly fashionable. One of the vital notable modifications from the enduring historic references is the plain black calf band in lieu of the over-top strong gold mesh bracelet, however given how that a lot additional gold would influence the sticker worth, not too many individuals are prone to complain.
TAG Heuer hasn’t been shy about celebrating the sixtieth anniversary of the Carrera in fashion, and it’s solely becoming and applicable that they’ve chosen to honour one of the crucial legendary references in fashion.
TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Gold Specs and Worth
Motion: Calibre TH20-00 Automated
Capabilities: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph
Case: Yellow gold, 39 x 13.9mm, waterproof to 100M
Dial: Yellow gold-plated vertical brushed dial
Strap: Perforated black calfskin leather-based strap with yellow gold pin buckle
Worth: CHF 21,00 approx