TAG Heuer is bringing the curtain down on its 160th anniversary celebrations with a third limited edition Carerra that will hit stores in November.
Following Silver Dial and Montreal Carrera launches earlier this year, TAG has unveiled the Carrera Sport Chronograph 160 Years Special Edition.
Two versions, each limited to 1,860 units, come with a choice of white or blue dials.
Carrera has evolved into a family with a more classical vibe when the tachymeter bezel is removed to give the watch a more dressy feel and the much more sporty models.
This new watch is certainly in the latter camp, having taken inspiration from the classic Heuer “Dato 45” chronograph from 1965. You could argue that sports chronos do not need to tell you the date, but the Dato 45 did and so does the 2020 revival piece.
“It was fascinating – truly a privilege – to have a chance to look at all of the outstanding Carrera models when we were creating our anniversary selection. The choice of the 3147N – the in-house reference for the Carrera “Dato 45” – was a bold one because it challenged our design team to create a clean, legible chronograph dial with a date window in an unusual position. They updated and upgraded a true icon, rising to the occasion brilliantly,” says Catherine Eberlé-Devaux, TAG Heuer’s heritage director.
The Calibre Heuer 02 movement, with its 80 hours of power reserve, is used once again in a substantial 44mm polished and fine-brushed stainless-steel case with a crystal screw-down case back engraved on a steel ring with “ONE OF 1860”.
They go on sale in November for $5,950.