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TAG Heuer revives Montreal chronograph as part of its 160th anniversary celebrations

TAG Heuer Carrera 160th Montreal (2)

TAG Heuer has added a second limited edition Carrera to mark the watchmaker’s 160th anniversary.

A Silver Dial Limited Edition was unveiled at LVMH Watch Week in January, and has now been joined by a Carrera 160 Years Montreal Limited Edition.

The name Montreal was given to a collection of Heuer automatic chronographs launched in 1972 and is back for 2020 on the dial of a 39mm chronograph made in a limited run of just 1,000.

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“The Heritage Department selected the white Montreal design to mark TAG Heuer’s anniversary year because the piece is pure beauty and the colourful dial is full of joy. We played with the existing design codes and brought them to life in a bold new way, merging them with the Carrera spirit and breaking the rules in true TAG Heuer fashion,” says Catherine Eberle-Devaux, TAG Heuer heritage director.

Heuer’s 1972 Montreal alongside the 2020 TAG Heuer limited edition.

Montreal brought a splash of color to the typically monochrome world of racing timekeepers with yellow, blue, red, white and black used across the dial.

This year’s reboot uses the same color palette for the circular-cased watch with its matte white face with three blue sub dials.

Its Calibre 02 automatic chronograph movement, visible through a commemorative case back, has power reserve of 80 hours.

The Carrera 160 Years Montreal Limited Edition goes on sale in July.

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