As the maison celebrates its 160th anniversary, the redesign of its iconic, original racing chronograph, the TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph collection gets a fresh racing look, plus a ‘turbocharged’ 80-hour power reserve.

Throughout its 160th anniversary year, the Swiss luxury watchmaker is introducing redesigned Carrera models that are powered by its in-house Calibre Heuer 02 movement.

Previously having released a couple of limited-edition timepieces: the Carrera 160 Years Silver, and Montreal Limited Edition, we take a look now at four new flagship models that join the brand’s evergreen collection, before another six watches that are to be revealed later.

The sporty chronographs presented here are refined and timeless, yet bold and striking. They embody the spirit of endurance. With shorter lugs for enhanced comfort, the 44 mm stainless-steel case features alternating polished and fine-brushed finishes that make the watch appear sleeker and thinner. The improved integration of the glass and the slight bevel also improve its aesthetics.

 

The dial of the new TAG Heuer Carrera has a circular brushed finish and is available in deep blue with a matching ceramic bezel muted olive green with a stainless steel bezel or one of two black versions, each with a sleek, black ceramic bezel. The flange is bevelled and the indexes slant towards the centre of the dial, drawing the wearer’s eye to the time and allowing them to read at a glance. The three subdials are perfectly legible, as is the date window at 6 o’clock. The hour counter at 9 o’clock now features the numerals 12, 4 and 8, offering a visual balance to the minute counter at 3 o’clock. The new H-shaped bracelet is thinner, making it slightly lighter and more ergonomic.

The standout piece to these sporty new models is the black and rose gold timepiece. The black ceramic bezel is filled with rose-gold-coloured-lacquer – a first for the luxury watchmaker, and the crown and push buttons are made from solid 18k rose gold. The oscillating weight of the movement, visible through the sapphire crystal caseback, is fashioned from black PVD-coated brass with rose gold printing. This timepiece is worn on a classic black leather strap.

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