Wednesday, March 22, 2017

TAG Heuer CARRERA HEUER-01 Rose Gold

At this year’s Baselworld show, the avant-garde Swiss watch brand presents a luxurious 18K rose gold version of its signature chronograph, the CARRERA HEUER-01, featuring the famous TAG Heuer shield on its full-grain calfskin leather strap.

Presented for the first time two years ago at Baselworld, the Carrera HEUER-01 is THE signature Chrono model from the TAG Heuer manufacture. In 2015, the watch formed the cornerstone of a burgeoning new collection, with a new design, a new HEUER-01 in-house calibre and a new modular case design with 12 different elements enabling multiple combinations of materials and colours.
This manufacture chronograph shares all the same features as the original Heuer-01: the skeleton dial (now a signature on the model), the 45-mm diameter case (this time in titanium), and the bezel with tachymeter scale. To add a touch of luxury to the piece, the watch's lugs, hands and indices are made from 18K rose gold. The piece is finished with a full-grain calfskin leather strap with the TAG Heuer shield embossed on the sections close to the lugs, for a look which is both sporty and elegant.

Having benefited from five years of continuous improvement and optimisation, the HEUER-01 calibre has attained a very high level of quality while its production costs have been carefully managed, making it the only 45-mm Chronograph produced entirely in-house with these types of materials available for under 10,000 CHF.

Technical details
Reference: CAR2A5C. FT6125

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

Case   
Diameter 45 mm
Modular titanium case with alternating finishes:
- 18K rose gold lugs
- Black titanium micro-blasted case middle
- Black ceramic bezel with grey tachymeter scale
- Sapphire case-back made from satin-finished steel, coated in satin-finished black titanium carbide
Domed, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Steel chronograph push-buttons coated with black titanium carbide
Ridged crown in rubber and steel, coated with black titanium carbide
Water-resistance: 100 metres

Dial   
Black skeleton dial with 3 counters:
-Chronograph minute counter at 12 o'clock with rhodium-plated snailed ring
-Chronograph hour counter at 6 o'clock with rhodium-plated snailed ring
-Small second counter with black gold snailed ring at 9 o'clock
Satin-finished, polished, hand-applied rose gold-plated indices featuring luminescent black markers
Meteorite grey skeleton movement upper bridge
Polished and sand-blasted rose gold-plated hour and minute hands with luminescent black markers
Rose gold-plated chronograph hands with red tip
Rose gold-plated small second hand
The dial bears the inscriptions "CARRERA HEUER 01" and "CHRONOGRAPH" in grey letters and "AUTOMATIC"
Hand-applied rose gold-plated TAG Heuer logo

Strap   
Black rubber strap covered with full-grain calfskin leather. Folding buckle in titanium, coated with black titanium carbide, with double push-piece safety mechanism.

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