Featuring modernised design details that build on the brand’s motor racing DNA, four new TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 timepieces join the legendary collection
The TAG Heuer Carrera collection was originally introduced in 1963. Its ties with the world of motor racing continue to drive the line, which has become one of the brand’s most popular and well known. Designed for professional racers, the collection was named after the famous and dangerous Carrera Panamericana race, which saw only the most daring drivers take part. The word Carrera means “race” or “career”, and the bold, innovative and tough watches bearing this name are made for those who do things their way – whether out on the racetrack or following their own path. The new stylistic enhancements to the legendary TAG Heuer Carrera give it a more modern edge that not only improves the legibility of the dial, but also makes it ideal for everyday style – from the office to a casual weekend on the go.
Several newly designed features make this refreshed timepiece stand out from its stylish predecessors. The dial – in sunray black or sunray blue – has evolved to become even more legible, ideal for drivers as they speed towards the finish line or cruise down the open road. The counters on the chronograph’s three subdials are larger and more pronounced. Instead of a dot of SuperLuminova® at each index, the index markers are now subtly filled with the luminescent material for optimal visibility in any condition. A dash of colour enhances the overall appearance of the timepiece – on the black dial, a red accent graces the tips of the central seconds hand and subdial hands, the start/stop pusher and the flange from 12 to 3 o’clock. On the models with a blue dial, the accent is orange.
Powering each of the new models is the automatic Calibre 16, protected by a stamped caseback with the collection name and a tyre-track pattern that serves as a nod to the collection’s heritage of high speed and adventure. The crown has also been given a slight upgrade with black lacquer around the centre and the TAG Heuer shield.
TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 Chronograph
CBM2110.BA0651: black dial and bezel, stainless-steel bracelet
CBM2110.FC6454: black dial and bezel, black leather strap
CBM2112.BA0651: blue dial and bezel, stainless-steel bracelet
CBM2112.FC6455: blue dial and bezel, brown leather strap
Automatic Calibre 16, diameter 30.4 mm, 25 jewels, rapid date correction, balance oscillating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz), 42-hour power reserve
Display Chronograph with hour and minute counters; hours, minutes and small seconds, date
Diameter 41 mm, case in stainless steel, fixed bezel in blue or black ceramic, sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective treatment, water-resistant to 100 m (10 bar)
Dial Blue or black sunray brushed dial, black “azurage” minute and hour chronograph counters and permanent seconds indicator, rhodium-plated indexes and hands filled with white SuperLuminova®
Stainless-steel bracelet, black or brown leather strap, stainless-steel folding clasp