Panda eye dials re-appear on 2016 range of TAG Heuer Carreras

TAG Heuer has released Panda editions of its TAG Heuer Carrera range, named after the black on white or white on black design of their contrasting dial and subdials.

Enthusiasts will recognise the throwback to designs of the early Carrera driving watches created by Jack Heuer in 1963.

“The new pair of TAG Heuer Carrera Panda models are the latest expression of Jack Heuer’s forward-thinking philosophy and prove the timelessness – not to mention legibility – of his original design,” TAG Heuer explains.

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“While early models had either black dials and black counters, or white dials and white counters, the new watches have the famous Panda dial configuration, which first appeared later in the 1960s.”

Both models have 41mm polished steel cases water-resistant to 100 metres, scratch-resistant sapphire crystals with double anti-reflective treatment, and are powered by TAG Heuer Calibre 17, an automatic chronograph that gives the watch a chronograph central seconds hand and a 30-minute counter at 9 o’clock, as well as date and running seconds functions.

Both come on either a perforated leather racing strap priced at £4000 or steel bracelet with a steel folding clasp for £4100.

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