Hands-On: The New TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph

Hands-On: The New TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph

Meet the new lead ship in the armada of Carrera chronographs.

Recently, TAG Heuer has introduced its new Carrera Chronograph, the "lead ship" of a new range of chronographs that is likely to be with us for many years. While brands like TAG Heuer introduce new versions and executions with some frequency, the introduction of a new model is a special event. TAG Heuer introduced the Calibre 1887 Carrera chronograph in 2010, and the Heuer 01 Carrera chronograph in 2015, and has now added two new models to its catalog.

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Buy Tag Heuer watches with Bitcoin on BitDialsTAG Heuer has introduced four versions of its new Carrera Chronograph. Dial colors are opaline black (Ref CBN 2010), blue sunray (CBN 2011), and anthracite sunray (CBN 2012), as well as a version with a silver opaline dial and rose-gold accents (CBN 2013). The newest Carrera uses a 42mm stainless steel case and is powered by TAG Heuer's Heuer 02 in-house movement.  

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The Carreras have always been defined by their clean dials, and the newest Carrera is true to this approach. The applied metal TAG Heuer shield at the top of the dial pairs nicely with the printed "Carrera," and the "Heuer 02" and "80 Hours" printed at the bottom of the dial create an additional focal point.

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Featuring an unprecedented level of luxury, Jack Heuer’s creation benefits from a refined design: new finishes and lugs, new pushers and metal crown, for an elegant yet sporty look. Uncluttered, with nothing superfluous, for optimal legibility at top speeds: rarely do aesthetics and functionality so flawlessly intermesh.

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Buy original watches with Crypto on BitDialsNaturally, the TAG Heuer Carrera is powered by the in-house Heuer 02 automatic chronograph movement. This is the movement’s first appearance in a classically styled regular production Carrera, but the technical specs remain the same from previous, more specialized offerings.

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With the new Carrera Chronograph models, TAG Heuer has taken a major step forward in moving the regular production Carrera line upmarket, presenting a much more serious threat to segment competitors than before.

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