Just six months after the release of the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01, the luxury watchmaker took the wraps off its new Carrera line of watches. The range, which is fitted with a new TAG Heuer watch movement, will be showcased at Baselworld from March 22nd to 27th.
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This year TAG Heuer is celebrating its 55th anniversary. To mark the occasion the Swiss watchmaker is releasing the Calibre Heuer 02, a COSC-certified automatic chronograph combined with a titanium and carbon flying tourbillon. The collection takes its name from the legendary week-long “Carrera Panamericana” road race held in Mexico. Running for five consecutive years from 1950 to 1954, it was widely considered to be the most dangerous race of any type in the world.
According to the press release, the handcrafted timepiece comes fitted with a new TAG Heuer watch movement. This consists of 168 individual components including a column wheel and a vertical coupling-clutch. The mechanical movement keeps a 75 hours’ power-reserve stocked in a single barrel. The watch face shows chronograph minutes and hours in the form of a 3-6-9 sub-dial layout and there is also a small date window.
The watch comes is in the form of partially skeletonised 43mm wide case, although a 45mm version with a GMT function may follow. It comes in a water-resistant to 100m steel case, in ceramic, carbon or gold, as well as utilizing rubber, leather or ceramic for the strap or a metal bracelet.
In total, there will be 12 different designs to choose from. Before it hits the shelves, each individual timepiece will undergo 21 days of testing. Available in June, there is no information yet on pricing. Its safe to say, though, this will be one for those with deep pockets.
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