In 1963, TAG Heuer, a well-known Swiss watch brand, began designing for motorsport and launched the Carrera series. At the time, this series of watches provided timing services for many motor sports with an excellent timing system. The highly dynamic appearance and the genes derived from motorsport make the series very popular with wearers. In 2018, it coincides with the 55th anniversary of the Carrera series. The brand has specially added new models for this classic series, with a retro design to reproduce the glorious history. New models are available in blue with steel straps and black with straps. Let’s take a look at the black one as an example: (watch model: CV201AR.BA0715)
Tribute to the deep roots of the brand and the automotive sector
Since the introduction of the Carrera series, it has become synonymous with motorsport timing. It is favored by many legendary racers. The new watch combines the classic design of the series chronograph with modern aesthetics. Whether it is red embellishment, overall color matching, or contrast effects, and the position of each chronograph dial clearly echoes motorsports, paying tribute to the deep roots of the brand and the automotive field.
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The 41-mm stainless steel case, polished and refinished, has two looks. The round case radian extends all the way to the lugs, making the watch fit the wrist more ergonomically. The bezel is made of ceramic with a tachymeter scale-this is essential for chronographs for racing.
The stainless steel crown and two chronograph buttons are located on one side of the watch. Both are polished and bring a first-class feel, which is easy to debug and operate the chronograph function. The crown is engraved with the logo of the brand, adding a distinctive look to the watch.
The white outer edge of the dial is equipped with a 60-second scale, which echoes the red lacquered central chronograph second hand, making the second chronograph clearer and more intuitive. The three white chronograph dials create a retro atmosphere, which is particularly striking on the dial. The seconds counter at 9 o’clock, the minutes counter at 12 o’clock, and the hour counter at 6 o’clock. The central two hands and the hour markers are coated with a beige Super Luminova luminous coating, which is convenient for viewing in dark environments. At 3 o’clock, there is a calendar display window, which adds practical functions to the watch.
The unique imprint of the embossed brand and the Carrera series on the sealed caseback adds a sense of vintage and commemoration while ensuring the safety of the watch. Equipped with Calibre 16 self-winding movement, to ensure the accurate operation of the running time and timing function. In addition, the watch has a 42-hour power reserve and a water-resistant depth of 100 meters, which is suitable for both movement and quiet.
The black leather strap is decorated with red stitching, blending with the stylish, retro red-black disc surface, showing the overall aesthetic characteristics.
The leather strap is connected with a folding buckle, equipped with double security buttons and TAG Heuer logo, which makes the wearing of the brand more convenient while showing the unique style of the brand. It can be done by simply pressing the buttons on both sides.
Tag Heuer Carrera Caliber 16 chronograph
Summary: The new model is as classic as the iconic design of the Calera collection, retro and exquisite. Coupled with the classic exterior color matching, it makes it glow again and leaves a deep impression. If you like this watch, you may wish to pay more attention.