For years TAG Heuer has held a sweet spot in Australia, fitting snuggly between the trinity of quality, versatility and design. And the brands’ Carrera Collection perfectly exemplifies that. Today the Swiss luxury watchmaker proudly unveils a gorgeous new iteration of its highly coveted Carrera timepiece in a brand new colour: a deep blue-green with an intense shimmer, further heightening the undeniable charm of the acclaimed collection. INTRODUCING: TAG Heuer Carrera Green Special Edition.
The TAG Heuer Carrera collection pays homage to the brand’s fascinating motor racing heritage with a line of timeless, sporty and elegant chronographs. Since their introduction more than 60 years ago under the visionary Jack Heuer, these timepieces, with their clean lines and perfect proportions, have become an instantly recognisable icon. And this expertly reworked new edition is a worthy successor to the original 1963 model.
At a decent size of 39mm, this watch isn’t too large to feel clumsy on the wrist, while still creating a significant visual impact. It is limited to 500 pieces and comes housed in an elegant, polished stainless-steel case. The signature wrist-hugging faceted lugs, polished push buttons and dial all chime pleasingly with its illustrious predecessor. What steals the limelight is the stunning teal sunray-brushed colour dial. Rarely featured in TAG Heuer collections, this colour is a subtle
blend of blue and green, giving the watch a fresh, creative flair and sophisticated boldness. Three snailed subdials – A minute chronograph at 3 o’clock, hour chronograph at 9 o’clock and permanent second indicator at 6 o’clock completes the tri-compax layout. The hour and minute hands are faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova® for optimum readability. Behind the retro-style “glass box” domed sapphire crystal, also inspired by the original Heuer Carrera, the dial sports the emblematic Heuer logo and Carrera name.
As for the caseback – TAG Heuer has added touches of teal on the movement’s column wheel and in the “Calibre Heuer 02” and “Swiss Made” inscriptions on the oscillating mass, which is visible through the sapphire crystal caseback.
The watch is powered by the Calibre Heuer 02 manufacture movement, a cutting-edge automatic chronograph movement made exclusively in Switzerland at the TAG Heuer factory in Chevenez. It comprises 168 parts, including a column wheel and vertical clutch – a guarantee of outstanding chronometric performance. All features enfolded, it also offers a power reserve of a whopping 80 hours.
Presented on a black alligator leather strap featuring a folding clasp with two safety push buttons, the new TAG Heuer Carrera Green Special Edition will be available from May 2021 – sold exclusively in TAG Heuer boutiques and through
the brand’s e-commerce websites.