Earlier this year we educated you concerning the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 Full Black Matt Ceramic , which made its introduction at the 2017 release of the Geneva Watch Fair. Since the frenzy of the primary portion of the year is beginning to die down, we thought this an ideal future time back and give this watch a legitimate active review.
The first thing you notice when you lash the sizable instance of the Carrera Heuer-01 Full Black Matt Ceramic to your wrist is exactly how light it feels. The second thing you notice is exactly how dull it looks. The motivation behind why is the equivalent for both; the 45mm matte black ceramic case. Seemingly perhaps the most secrecy looking watches created by TAG Heuer, the matt black case ingests all the light around it, which amusingly makes the watch truly fly on the wrist – despite the fact that there is adequately practically no differentiating tone on the dial.
It’s not simply the situation that is ceramic however. Pretty much every noticeable component is produced using ceramic, with just the internal box segment and the caseback being produced using steel to keep up the honesty of the water opposition rating (100m). The push pieces for the chronograph in the mean time, just as the crown, are produced using black titanium carbide.
The result is a dim looking, skeletonized dial, with dark accents that contrast somewhat against the matte black foundation. Indeed, the solitary thing that truly stands apart is the date window just under 3 o’clock, which has a white foundation. I don’t know whether it would have looked better with a black foundation and white numerals however perhaps that wouldn’t have been neat enough?
Speaking of clarity, it’s not horrible on the Carrera Heuer-01 Full Black Matt Ceramic however of course, it’s not incredible all things considered. The absence of difference, combined with the skeletonized dial can make it hard to peruse all the signs plainly and rapidly, contingent upon the light, reflections, and so on All things considered, I wouldn’t really say it’s any less readable than other black-out watches with a comparative plan. In addition, it looks unmistakable on the wrist, if somewhat cumbersome, contingent upon your actual height. And keeping in mind that the secluded case development is fairly suggestive of a specific other Swiss watchmaker in the LVMH steady, the plan and execution is still a lot of TAG Heuer.
As you would expect, the spread out of the dial is steady with the other Heuer-01 models, which means focal sign of time and little seconds on a sub-dial at 9 o’clock. There is a focal seconds hand for the chronograph, and 12-hour and 30-min passed time counters at 6 o’clock and 12 o’clock individually, and obviously the date just under 3 o’clock. All the hands, including those for the chronograph, are matte dark in shading, offering some level of differentiation against the blackness of the dial. While this may not ideal regarding decipherability, I think tastefully it works better compared to presenting something with more grounded contrast (for example red) as this would have lost the entire look of the watch.
Inside is simply the in-house TAG type 01, a self-winding chronograph development running at 28,800 vph for max power hold of 50-hours. Just as being in part noticeable through the dial, the subtleties of the development can likewise be seen through the sapphire caseback. As you would expect it has a blacked-out rotor, albeit here we discover a sprinkle of shading, with the words ‘Cal. Heuer 01 – Swiss Made’ sent in differentiating red.
The TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 Full Black Matt Ceramic is offered on a coordinating ceramic wristband, which completes the black-out look pleasantly and feels great on the wrist as well. Cost is set at 5,650 Euros (see the specs for cost in other currencies), quite reasonable compared to the standard steel/elastic form , which is 4,750 Euros, particularly given that you’re getting a howdy tech material in the ceramic.
Technical details of the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 01 Full Black Matt Ceramic
- Case: 45mm width – Modular ceramic (black and miniature impacted) case – sapphire gem with hostile to intelligent covering on the front and back – 100m water resistant
- Movement: Caliber Heuer-01, in house – programmed – 4Hz recurrence – 50 hour power hold – hours, minutes, little second, chronograph
- Bracelet: H-formed ceramic arm band. Collapsing lock in steel, covered with black titanium carbide
- Reference: CAR2A91.BH0742
- Price: EUR 5,650/GBP 5,000/USD 6,300/CHF 5,900