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New Variations Of The TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph 42mm (Live Pics)

The new references look pumped up with added red and orange elements.

| By Denis Peshkov | 2 min read |

In 2020 TAG Heuer celebrated the 160th anniversary of the brand and launched several editions of the Carrera Chronograph to highlight the importance of the watch to the brand’s past, present and future. The origins of the iconic Carrera and its value to the watchmaking history received plenty of coverage; the perfect chronograph design, conceived in the 1960s by Jack Heuer, continues to impress and inspire modern-day creations. The new TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph 42 mm stays true to its name: racing-inspired and dynamic high-performance timepiece for sports car enthusiasts to please watch lovers, too.

TAG Heuer now launches two references to expand the 42mm Carrera Chronograph collection, evoking both early Carrera models and the watches presented in 2020. Elegant polished stainless steels case with angular lugs, piston-style chronograph pushers at 2 and 4 o’clock and the large crown, absence of the tachymetric scale on the bezel and the angled flange with the minutes’ track – all our favourite Carrera features are present.

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The distinction from the previous editions is the sunray brushed dial. TAG Heuer offers to choose dark blue or black with a bright orange gradient track and a few other equally bright details “to recall classic race car speedometers”, per the brand’s communication. The orange lacquered central seconds hand is omnipresent, making the rhodium-plated facetted, polished hour and minute hands look secondary. The “azurage” chronograph counters at 3 and 9 o’clock have small hands in red; together with the gradient track and central seconds, they pump nitrous oxide into these already high-octane timepieces.

For an easier time reading in the dark, the rhodium-plated polished applied indexes and the hour and minute hands are coated with green Super-LumiNova. The small date window is positioned above the 6’clock index, within the small seconds subdial. The date disc is black for the “brooding black” dial and white for the “signature blue” variant.

Both models come with the in-house automatic chronograph Heuer 02 movement. The Heuer 02 calibre can be seen through the steel screw-down sapphire caseback. It can store enough energy to power the watch for 80 hours, and it uses the column wheel and a vertical clutch to ensure smooth operation of the chronograph functions. The new Carrera 42 mm chronographs are worn on a calfskin strap with a steel folding clasp and double safety push-buttons, in black or blue, depending on the reference. The watches will be available starting next month, April 2023; the price is EUR 5,800 including VAT.

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2 responses

  1. The date disc for the black dial is white in the photos, not black as stated in the article.

  2. Hi Tony, the images here in this article all seem to be of the blue edition. The black version does have a black date disc, you can see it on the tag heuer web.

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