Thursday, January 22, 2015

TAG Heuer CARRERA (39mm) Calibre 18 Automatic Chronograph

This year, TAG Heuer presents CARRERA (39mm) Calibre 18 Automatic Chronograph which boasts a vintage look and the iconic Heuer logo. The new pieces capture the heritage of Heuer, and give it a unique and very modern twist.

The vintage look and shape of this new black and silver chronograph, is also based on Jack Heuer’s Carrera design. That makes it look like the original black and white Panda, a collector’s favorite with the black chronograph counter at nine o’clock and the second one at three. It is not a regular chronograph; it has a telemeter scale on the flange, an old tool imagined for military, to measure distance of artillery fire, based on the speed of sound.
The black perforated leather strap along with the shape of the push-buttons enhances this retro taste. The clasp of the strap is signed by the engraved Heuer logo, making it unique up to the tiniest details. The dial is branded Heuer with the vintage logo; this special branding is a signature for a unique timepiece, a link between history and modernity.
To go further on this vintage vibe, the movement is placed in a glass box, making the whole design lighter. The splendid caliber 18 can be admired thanks to the sapphire back-case. The oscillating mass is finished with the “Côtes de Genève” decoration.

Technical details
Model: CARRERA (39mm) Calibre 18 Automatic Chronograph
Reference: CAR221A.FC6353: Silver dial, black perforated leather strap

TAG HeuerCalibre 18 – Automatic


Silver opalin dial
2 anthracite counters with “azurage”:
- Minute chronograph counter at 9 o’clock
- Running second counter at 3 o’clock
Hand-applied polished and faceted indexes
Polished and faceted hour and minute hands with luminescent markers
Black gold counters’ hands with a white tip
Black gold chronograph central second hand
Printed vintage Heuer logo
“CARRERA“& “CALIBRE 18 - TELEMETER“ lettering on the dial
Printed minuterie on the flange
Angled date window at 6 o’clock

Case diameter: 39 mm
Polished steel case
Polished steel fixed bezel
Scratch-resistant "glass box" sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective treatment
Polished steel crown with raised polished Heuer shield
Polished steel push-buttons
Scratch-resistant sapphire caseback
Water resistance: 100 meters

Black perforated leather strap
Steel folding clasp with safety push-button and Heuer logo

From July2015 (ex La Chaux-de-Fonds)

Suggested retail price
Switzerland: 5’900 CHF
Europe: 4’900 EUR
North America: 6’400 USD
Japan (without tax): 640’000 JPY
Hong Kong: 51'900 HKD

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