Clean, round chronograph, internal movement and modern atmosphere.
The 160th anniversary of replica TAG Heuer TAG Heuer’s birth is just in 2020, which is already a very important year for Carrera. Carrera was launched in 1963 as one of the iconic early collections originally designed by Jack Heuer.
Heuer was fascinated by the Mexican road racing known as Carrera Panamerica, and he dropped the evocative name, namely “race” or “career” because of his clear and easy-to-read racing chronograph. Although there are many Heuer chronographs named after race or racing place names, the Carrera chronograph is one of the most famous chronographs. Over the years, many versions have been produced at different price points, with retro style and modern design.
When you look at TAG Heuer Connected’s round case and unique multi-faceted lugs, it is not difficult to find its design inspiration. It is worth mentioning that in the past 57 years, Carrera watches have been proven to have multiple uses.
So far this year, we have seen two limited editions influenced by history-the Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition and the Carrera 160 Years Montreal Limited Edition-which seem to be aimed directly at enthusiast watch fake collectors. Now we have something new in the core series-the Carrera Sport chronograph-with a wider mainstream appeal. Apart from the Carrera name, what all these 2020 releases have in common is the Heuer 02 column wheel chronograph movement.
Carrera Sport Chronograph 44mm Heuer 02 Automatic has four variations, from the classic black dial and black tachometer circle version to more color forward options, combining the green dial with the steel tachometer circle or the blue dial with blue Paired with color ceramic speedometer. Bezel.
All three versions are equipped with a new H-shaped link bracelet to enhance its sense of movement. The bracelet is thinner and lighter than the previous version, which brings a more ergonomic wearing experience. They also have a fourth option (above), replacing the bracelet with an alligator strap and pairing the black ceramic bezel with the black dial. The 18-carat 5N gold crown, buttons and gold-plated dial furniture will bring home a more stylish look.
The watch cases of all four examples have short lugs, which should also improve comfort. The surface treatment of alternating polishing and fine brushing is intended to make the new Carrera appear smoother and thinner.
This is not the first time that Carrera’s flagship series has adopted Calibre Heuer 02. Of course, the tourbillon version shocked the watch industry when it became the cheapest Swiss-made tourbillon in 2016. TAG Heuer (TAG Heuer) launched a series of skeleton Carreras (tourbillon without tourbillon) in 2018 to show off the column wheel chronograph. With vertical clutch.
Today’s launches are more easily recognized as classic Carreras, while continuing to develop designs that adapt to modern tastes. Although they are larger in my pursuit, these novel designs are equipped with high-quality automatics. Chronograph movement. These are just a small part of their efforts.
The value is also quite good. The price of three models without gold decorations is US$5,750, two of which have a fixed ceramic bezel, which looks like real quality in the news pictures provided by TAG Heuer. For me, the blue and black stainless steel watch on the bracelet is the best look in the new Carrera product range, although I also think that the green numbers with the pure steel bezel are somewhat understated.
The more I look at these images, the more I like them. As I expected from Carrera, these designs are clean and clear, while at the same time providing a youthful feel due to the use of color. They exercise in the right way, and the richer options (especially blue) feel very timely in summer. What I forget to mention is that all four new Carreras are waterproof to 100 meters.
As I mentioned at the highest point, 2020 will be an important year for Carrera, and we are only halfway from achieving this goal. TAG Heuer has said that we expect to launch four more Carrera core products in September, and we will launch another two special editions later this year.
This special quality replica watches focused on the anniversary year of a certain model-Carrera will turn 60 in 2023. But this year is the 160th anniversary of TAG Heuer. I think the focus of Jack Heuer’s classic work that we have witnessed and will witness tells us something about how TAG Heuer sees one of its most popular and versatile models.
Brand: Tag Heuer
Model: Carrera Sport Chronograph 44mm Heuer 02 Automatic Winding
Reference number: ref. CBN2A1B.BA0643: stainless steel case and bracelet with black dial and black ceramic bezel; reference CBN2A1A.BA0643: stainless steel case and bracelet with blue dial and blue ceramic bezel; reference CBN2A10.BA0643: stainless steel case and Bracelet with green dial and stainless steel bezel; reference CBN2A5A.FC6481: stainless steel case with 18-carat 5N gold crown and buttons, black dial, black ceramic bezel and alligator strap
Diameter: 44 mm
Thickness: 15.27 mm
Case material: stainless steel (one version, CBN2A5A.FC6481, with 18-carat 5N gold crown and buttons)
Dial color: ref. CBN2A1B.BA0643: black; reference CBN2A1A.BA0643: blue; reference CBN2A10.BA0643: green; reference CBN2A5A.FC6481: black
Index: Rhodium-plated, white is Super-LumiNova Ref. CBN2A1B.BA0643, reference. CBN2A1A.BA0643 and reference CBN2A10.BA0643; 18 carat 5N rose gold plating application index, reference surface with white Super-LumiNova. CBN2A5A.FC6481
Lume: Yes, Super-LumiNova
Waterproof depth: 100 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Stainless steel H-shaped bracelet on ref. CBN2A1B.BA0643, reference. CBN2A1A.BA0643 and reference CBN2A10.BA0643; ref. Black alligator leather strap. CBN2A5A.FC6481
Caliber: Tag Heuer 02 Chronograph
Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph, date
Diameter: 31 mm
Power reserve: 80 hours
Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)