hen Jack Heuer started gifting gold timepieces to racing drivers, this ingenious gesture forged an unbreakable bond between TAG Heuer and the world of motorsports. Amidst the roar of engines and the thrill of speed, the brand’s timepieces graced the wrists of drivers like Ronnie Peterson and Niki Lauda, urging them to overcome their personal limits.
The TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph 39mm pays tribute to this vintage era, exuding retro charm and timeless aesthetics that stand as a testament to the brand’s unstoppable spirit. This timepiece upholds the timeless essence of the TAG Heuer Carrera with its classic round case, seamlessly integrated lugs, and user-friendly chronograph pushers positioned at 2 and 4 o’clock. These pushers gracefully bridge the vintage allure of the watch with a modern flair.
- The spirit of the original 1960s designs finds resonance in the luxurious and well-proportioned 18K 3N yellow gold-plated dial of the new model. For improved legibility, the dial features contrasting black “azuré” subdials at 3 and 9 o’clock, reminiscent of the iconic reverse panda configuration.
The model features the groundbreaking Glassbox design, which infuses its overall aesthetic. When viewed in cross-section, the watch’s silhouette is fluid thanks to the seamlessly curved edges of the domed sapphire crystal, yet also angular due to the case’s taut flanks and muscular, avant-garde lugs.
The watch is equipped with TAG Heuer’s in-house TH20-00 chronograph movement. This movement features bi-directional winding and an impressive 80-hour power reserve. It is accompanied by a black perforated calfskin leather strap, secured with a 18K 3N yellow gold pin buckle, enhancing the timepiece’s connection to its racing-inspired heritage while adding an air of exclusivity and luxury.
Price: CHF 21,000