The year 2023 ends and, with it, the celebration of 60 years of the TAG Heuer Carrera model also ends, one of the great symbols of care that has seen its importance this year has been completed in the book list of publications of the Swiss firm. . From the presentation in April of the short film starring Ryan Gosling to the celebration in October at a special event in Madrid between TAG Heuer and Porsche, 2023 has not stopped blowing out the candles for Carrera lovers, with the presentation of different editions, some of them, like this TAG Heuer Carrera Chronosprint x Porsche, are also connected with the German car company and it the legendary Porsche 911 Carrera.
A final golden chapter
Here we bring the last fireworks of this celebration, one of the most coveted gifts: the TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph, which continues to be inspired by the relationship between time difference between cars, drivers and racing drivers. A unique watch that is a testament to TAG Heuer’s commitment to creating products that delight those who seek the extraordinary. This description goes back to Jack Heuer, the visionary who introduced a revolutionary idea: giving gold watches to racing drivers. This expertise has created a relationship between TAG Heuer and the world of sports and these watches have graced the wrists of drivers such as Ronnie Peterson and Niki Lauda. Jack Heuer’s audacity forever changed the field of the luxury watch industry: gold watches became more than timepieces; They were written about success, courage and the pursuit of excellence.
The TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph 39 mm pays tribute to that time, thanks to its 18-karat 3N yellow gold case. This watch maintains the timeless essence of the TAG Heuer Carrera with its classic transfer case, perfectly combining lugs and chronograph pushers at 2 and 4 o’clock. The spirit of the 1960s design is echoed in the new luxuriously balanced 18K 3N yellow gold-plated dial. To improve reading, it has subdials azure contrasting black at 3 and 9 o’clock, reminiscent of the iconic inverted panda configuration.
The special box and the legendary ‘engine’
This quality also has, as we have seen in other Carreras launched this year, the new Glassbox design case, with the edge of the sapphire crystal slightly curved to light and easy to read the scale around the edge of the case. . When viewed in profile, the watch’s silhouette is fluid thanks to the wonderful curved edges of the sapphire crystal, but also angular due to the side case and powerful, avant-garde lugs.
The ‘engine’ of this new TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph is the well-known Heuer 02 caliber, cataloged as TH20-00, which has an impressive power reserve of 80 hours. The watch is accompanied by a black perforated calfskin strap, secured with an 18K 3N yellow gold buckle, which enhances the watch’s connection to its racing-inspired heritage and adds an air of exclusivity and very expensive. Its price is up to par, of course: 21,750 euros.