Thursday, February 23, 2017

TAG Heuer CARRERA Heuer-01 Skeleton Manufacture Chronograph 43 mm

In black, navy blue and cognac brown, and a new diameter of 43 mm, the famous Heuer-01 Skeleton Manufacture Chronograph is available in 6 new references in steel with a matching ceramic bezel.

Unveiled in 2015, the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 is a Skeleton Manufacture Chronograph with a contemporary sports design featuring a 45mm diameter case. Another highlight of this watch was its pocket friendly pricing i.e less than 5000 CHF. This year, the famous proprietary chronograph is being unveiled with a slightly smaller diameter of 43 mm, in a choice of three versions: intense black, deep navy blue and an elegant cognac brown.
The brilliance of the polished ceramic tachymeter bezel echoes the polished, satin-finished steel of the iconic 12-part modular case. The skeleton dial – the trademark of the Heuer-01 – and the sapphire case-back reveal the beauty of the mechanism. The chronograph operating levers and the date disc are open-worked on the dial side. On the case-back, the red column wheel — a bold visual anchor — the skeleton chronograph bridge and circular black PVD weight also draw the eye into the mechanism, which is equipped with a clutch with oscillating pinion.
All of the movement's Chrono functions are identified by the colour red, in a nod to the world of motor racing: the central seconds, the 30-minute counter, the 12-hour counter and the Start/Stop push-button. A sporty exterior complements the Heuer-01 Manufacture Chronograph movement, named in honour of the brand's founder, Edouard Heuer.
After more than five years of continuous improvement and optimisation, it now offers a very high level of quality, while its production costs have been carefully managed to make it one of the very few 100% Manufacture Chronographs available for less than 5000 CHF.

Technical details
References
CAR201T.BA0766: blue dial and steel bracelet
CAR201T.FC6404: blue dial and blue leather strap
CAR201U.BA0766: brown dial and steel bracelet
CAR201U.FC6405: brown dial and brown leather strap
CAR201V.BA0766: black dial and steel bracelet
CAR201V.FT6087: black dial and black rubber strap
CAR2090.BH0729: black full ceramic

Movement
TAG Heuer Calibre HEUER-01, Manufacture movement
Automatic chronograph with date
Visible skeleton date disc with window at 3:30
Red column wheel, new skeleton weight and chronograph bridge
50-hour power reserve

Case
Diameter 43 mm
Case in brushed steel or matt ceramic
Fixed bezel in blue, brown or black ceramic with tachymeter scale
Steel or matt black ceramic horns
Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Crown in rubber and polished steel, or covered in black PVD
Steel or black PVD-covered steel chronograph push-buttons at 2 o'clock and 4 o'clock
Steel or black PVD-covered steel sapphire case-back
Water-resistance:100 metres

Dial
Blue, brown or black skeleton dial
Blue, brown or black flange with 60-second scale
3 counters:
- Chronograph minute counter at 12 o'clock with rhodium-plated snailed ring and red lacquered hand
- Chronograph hour counter at 6 o'clock with rhodium-plated snailed ring and red lacquered hand
- Small seconds counter at 9 o'clock with blue, brown or black snailed ring and polished, rhodium-plated hand
Rhodium-plated hour and minute hands and indices with white Superluminova®
Red small seconds hand
Polished rhodium-plated "TAG Heuer" logo at 3 o'clock
Date window at 3:30
Inscription of "CARRERA HEUER 01 CHRONOGRAPH AUTOMATIC"

Strap/bracelet
Strap in black rubber and brown or blue alligator, or black rubber, or H-shaped bracelet in steel or matt black ceramic.
Steel or Grade 2 titanium folding buckle covered in black PVD with safety push-buttons and TAG Heuer logo

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