The Carrera is turning 55 and it never stops to evolve… During its long life, the TAG Heuer Carrera has taken different structures and joined various advancements and developments. However, it was brought into the world a chronograph and remains mostly a chronograph. For Baselworld 2018, TAG will present another release of its symbol, another specialized, energetic form, this time with the recently evolved Caliber Heuer 02 inside.
While the brand can play with vintage codes and dedicated reeditions – see the Autavia or the Monza – the group settled on the conscious decision to modernize the watch as opposed to reproducing a watch that looks to the past. This technique has been conveyed over the whole assortment when TAG presented the Carrera Heuer 01 , a secluded, huge and striking piece that consolidated the skeletonised rendition of the Chronograph type 1887 – named here Heuer 01. At 45mm, with rakish shapes and a blend of specialized materials, it was a solid decision, however one that end up being shrewd, since this assortment is currently the brand’s bestseller.
This year, TAG Heuer returns to this watch and presents a few updates – principally mechanical ones. While the past Carrera Heuer 01 depended on a development created by TAG however not created by the brand (in light of the Seiko 6S37, which TAG Heuer had authorized), the new TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 02 is fueled by a really in-house development – in view of the Caliber 80 that we thought would be dropped yet that made a comeback into the Autavia’s case a year ago .
This development has a few specialized luxuries. It is an incorporated programmed chronograph, with a 80-hour power save. It is actuated by a section haggle vertical grasp – an intriguing combination that gives a smooth and exact run of the chronograph – just as a 4Hz recurrence. Another advantage compared to the Heuer 01: the development of the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 02 has a fair and more rich 3-6-9 format for the counters. To remain in accordance with the assortment, it is introduced in a skeletonised adaptation – or possibly a no-dial variant with a graphic openworked fundamental plate.
The instance of the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 02 estimates 43mm in breadth – the little form will be presented first, however we can envision that a 45mm variation will follow. The case adheres to a similar rakish shape and depends on a measured development, where all components (focal holder, bezel, drags, center haul embed) can be changed to make new versions. This is the reason this model is dispatched in 5 diverse variants:
- Steel case, dark center drag components, dark bezel, dark dial with silver sub-counters, earthy colored calfskin strap
- Steel case, steel center drag components, blue bezel, blue dial with silver sub-counters, blue calfskin strap
- PVD steel case with , dark center drag components, dark dial with dark sub-counters, dark elastic strap
- Full earthenware case and wristband, dark dial with silver sub-counters, dark bezel
- PVD steel case with black center drag components, pink gold bezel and lugs
The accessibility and cost of the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 02 have not yet been declared. The surmised cost of the steel variant ought to be around USD 5,300. An extra 45mm form with GMT capacity will likewise be dispatched. More subtleties on www.tagheuer.com .