Earlier this year WatchPro unveiled its Watches of the Year 2012 – the 10 winning timepieces and 90 highly commended watches that we felt boasted commercial appeal, innovation and had wowed consumers and retailers alike over the past 12 months.
Highly commended in the Limited Edition Watch of the Year category was the TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 17 Jack Heuer 80th Birthday Limited Edition.
Measuring 41mm, this watch was created by Jack Heuer himself to celebrate his 80th birthday.
Heuer was the designer of the original Carerra, and created this limited-edition chronograph as a celebration, complete with the family’s coat of arms, a sunray dial and the vintage TAG logo.
The automatic watch is limited to 3,000 pieces and has plenty of added details, such as hand-applied indices, red chronograph hands and a tachymeter scale highlighting the number 80 in red.
On the caseback is the numbered series of the limited edition and Heuer’s own seal of approval — his signature — which is picked out, naturally, in red.