Among the various symbols in watchmaking, with regards to chronographs, TAG Heuer holds an uncommon spot in collector’s hearts, with models like the Autavia, the Monaco, the Camaro and, obviously, the Carrera. Following TAG Heuer’s technique of once again introducing limited-edition vintage models, close by current emphasess of its Jreplica Watches the brand presents a wonderful edition of its clique chronograph to commend the 160th commemoration of its creation. Meet the new TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition, with a Heuer 02 movement.
Last year was about the Monaco for TAG Heuer , with the festival of the 50th commemoration of both the Jreplica Watches and the development inside its square case, the Caliber 11 . This year, 2020, be ready for another assortment to become the dominant focal point. “A assortment that is set to get uncommon consideration this year is the TAG Heuer Carrera line,” states the brand, “which highlights the brand’s most rich chronographs“. This alludes to notable watches that were presented very nearly 60 years prior which have conveyed the brand’s hustling heritage and trying soul as the decades progressed. The initial piece during the current year is additionally a festival of the 160th commemoration of the brand, established in 1860 by Edouard Heuer in Saint-Imier, Switzerland.
The Heuer Carrera
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Back in 1962, at that point CEO Jack Heuer found out about the incredible Carrera Panamericana, perhaps the most misleading street races on the planet. The Spanish word “carrera”, which can be deciphered as street, race, vocation and course, grabbed his eye: he knew promptly that this would be the ideal name for another watch. The next year, 1963, the first Heuer Carrera chronographs left the factory.
As an admirer of present day and clean plan, Jack Heuer needed the style of the Heuer Carrera chronograph to be unadulterated and proportional – highlights that make the Jreplica Watches ideal for drivers who expected to see the time initially during the adrenaline-siphoning races. The famous monochrome silver-dial model of 1964, with its three azurage counters and sunburst silver-shaded dial, is a superb decision to respect the 160th commemoration of the brand. Frequently alluded to as “2447S”, this model is presently being once again introduced with some 21st-century updates.
The TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition
The new model, the Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition, shares a great deal with the as of late introduced and much-praised TAG Heuer Carrera Fragment . Same case, same development, same generally appearance yet an alternate dial, for this situation, a dial that honors the first silver Carrera from 1963.
In terms of shape, the new TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years keeps all the credits of the first plan of the Carrera. This implies level flanks, a meager cleaned and inclined bezel, which is fixed and level, siphon pushers and an unprotected crown and, obviously, the mark faceted drags so normal of the model. The fundamental contrast of this cutting edge reissue piece concerns the width expanded from 36mm to now 39mm – altogether reasonableness, it stays entirely sensible and important since the development inside is bigger and programmed. The Jreplica Watches is worn on an exemplary dark crocodile tie – despite the fact that a more easygoing lash would have made the Jreplica Watches even cooler.
The dial of this Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition is both devoted to the first yet in addition carefully modernized – by and by, this is guided by the advanced mechanics. In any case, the fundamentals are available with a silver dial with a sunray-brushed example, a basic inward rib with a 60-minute/60-second track, faceted applied markers and cudgel hands (both rhodium plated), a tri-compax design and, for the cool factor, light beige Super-LumiNova on all fours close to the hour markers. Last touch: the “Heuer-only” logo. This is plainly perhaps the best dial we’ve seen as of late from the brand.
Powering this heritage piece is a cutting edge type, the Heuer 02. This programmed chronograph has an incorporated design with a segment haggle vertical grip. It runs at 28,800 vibrations/hours and hides away to 80 hours of energy. The development is obvious through the caseback including a devoted rotor with enamel filled etching that recognizes the watch as a commemoration edition.
Price and availability
The TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition (reference CBK221B.FC6479) is a limited edition of 1,860 pieces. It will be available worldwide from June 2020, with a cost of CHF 6,300, EUR 5,850, GBP 5,250 or USD 6,450.
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