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INTRODUCING: TAG Heuer Carrera Sport Chronograph 160 Years Special Edition (AUD Pricing Included)

by Hours and Minutes Australia

2020 is the year of the Carrera for TAG Heuer, along with of course the celebration of the brand’s 160th anniversary. Following the launch of the vintage-inspired Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition and the Carrera 160 Years Montreal Limited Edition, the luxury watchmaker is introducing the third and final watch in the series, the TAG Heuer Carrera Sport Chronograph 160 Years Special Edition.  On offer are two models – one with a blue dial and one with a silvery-white opaline dial – both limited to 1,860 pieces – a nod to the year Edouard Heuer founded his watchmaking workshop in Switzerland’s Jura Mountains.

The TAG Heuer Carrera Sport Chronograph 160 Years Special Edition is inspired by the classic Heuer “Dato 45”, which in 1965 was notably the first wrist chronograph ever to feature a turning date disc. Just like its ancestor, this special edition has its date window positioned at 12 o’clock on the dial.

Catherine Eberlé-Devaux, TAG Heuer’s Heritage Director, adds, “It was fascinating – truly a privilege – to have a chance to look at all of the outstanding Carrera models when we were creating our anniversary selection. The choice of the 3147N – the in-house reference for the Carrera “Dato 45” – was a bold one because it challenged our design team to create a clean, legible chronograph dial with a date window in an unusual position. They updated and upgraded a true icon, rising to the occasion brilliantly.”

Enclosed in polished and fine-brushed stainless-steel cases of 44mm, these timepieces have an extremely bold presence on the wrist. Despite a date window at 12 o clock and contrasting “azurage” chronograph subdials at 3 and 9 o’clock marking the elapsed minutes and hours respectively, the overall look remains uncluttered and elegant. The blue dial version features a blue ceramic bezel with a tachymeter scale while the silvery-white dial version comes with a black ceramic bezel with  tachymeter scale offering a particularly bold contrast. A blue or white opaline permanent seconds counter positioned at 6 o’clock adds alot of depth.

Other details on the dial include the applied rhodium-plated indexes, the rhodium-plated hour and minute hands coated with white Super-LumiNova®, the rhodium-plated TAG Heuer logo printed with the words “CARRERA HEUER 02 80 HOURS” and the highlight – being the aperture at 12 o’clock displaying the red date on a white background – a nod to the original Heuer 3147N “Dato 45”. Complementing the red date is a red lacquered central chronograph seconds hand and red motion lines in the 3 o’clock counter. The dial is protected by a domed and bevelled sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides.

Water resistant to 100m, both these models are powered by a Heuer 02 manufacture calibre, clearly visible through the sapphire crystal caseback. The caseback is also engraved with the words “ONE OF 1860”, indicating the watchs limited-edition status. To top it all, TAG Heuer has fitted the movement with a specially dedicated 160th anniversary oscillating mass. The movement comprises 168 individual components, including a column wheel and a vertical clutch – signatures of improved chronograph timekeeping and high-quality manufacture movements – and boasts an impressive power reserve of 80 hours.

Priced is $8,600 AUD, the new TAG Heuer Carrera Sport Chronograph 160 Years Special Edition is worn on a stainless-steel H-shaped bracelet with a folding clasp secured by double safety push buttons.

On pre-order from 15 October, 2020

TAG Heuer Carrera Sport Chronograph 44 mm Calibre Heuer 02 Automatic Reference CBN2A1D.BA0643

MOVEMENT
Calibre Heuer 02 Automatic

CASE
Diameter 44 mm
Polished and fine-brushed stainless-steel case
Black ceramic fixed tachymeter bezel
Domed and bevelled sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective treatment
Stainless-steel crown at 3 o’clock
Stainless-steel screw-down sapphire caseback with special numbered limited-edition engraving
Special 160th anniversary oscillating mass
Water-resistant to 100 metres (10 bar)

DIAL
White circular brushed dial
3 counters:
– 3 o’clock: black “azurage” minute chronograph counter
– 6 o’clock: white opaline permanent seconds indicator
– 9 o’clock: black “azurage” hour chronograph counter
Rhodium-plated applied indexes with white Super-LumiNova®
Rhodium-plated hour and minute hands with white Super-LumiNova®
Red lacquered central hand
Rhodium-plated TAG HEUER applied logo
Date display at 12 o’clock
CARRERA HEUER 02 80 HOURS printing

BRACELET
Stainless-steel H-shaped bracelet
Stainless-steel folding clasp with double safety push buttons

Available from November 2020

TAG Heuer Carrera Sport Chronograph 44 mm Calibre Heuer 02 Automatic Reference CBN2A1E.BA0643

MOVEMENT
Calibre Heuer 02 Automatic

CASE
Diameter 44 mm
Polished and fine-brushed stainless-steel case
Blue ceramic fixed tachymeter bezel
Domed and bevelled sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective treatment
Stainless-steel crown at 3 o’clock
Stainless-steel screw-down sapphire caseback with special numbered limited-edition engraving
Special 160th anniversary oscillating mass
Water-resistant to 100 metres (10 bar)

DIAL
Blue circular brushed dial
3 counters:
– 3 o’clock: white “azurage” minute chronograph counter
– 6 o’clock: blue opaline permanent seconds indicator
– 9 o’clock: white “azurage” hour chronograph counter
Rhodium-plated applied indexes with white Super-LumiNova®
Rhodium-plated hour and minute hands with white Super-LumiNova®
Red lacquered central hand
Rhodium-plated TAG HEUER applied logo
Date display at 12 o’clock
CARRERA HEUER 02 80 HOURS printing

BRACELET
Stainless-steel H-shaped bracelet
Stainless-steel folding clasp with double safety push buttons

Available from November 2020

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