A cornerstone of the brand since 1963, the legendary TAG Heuer Carrera is still clearly predominated in the annals of watchmaking success.
For over half-century, the TAG Heuer Carrera has taken various forms and incorporated numerous technical innovations to become an icon. Quintessentially avant-garde, it carries the brand’s DNA, writing its history through the ages, from the minimalist version of the 1960s to the more recent mechanical and connected models. Sporty and modern, the new generation of TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 02 automatic chronographs features the stylish lines of the 21st century Heuer Carrera models, rendered distinctive by their modular case and bezel with tachymeter scale. And the cherry on the birthday cake – the millennial TAG Heuer Carrera has a new motor: the Heuer 02 calibre. Thus equipped, it reprises the original 3-6-9 counter layout from 1963. Chronograph minutes and hours at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock, permanent small second at 6 o’clock and a date window at 4.30. Punctuated with luminescent baton hands and indexes, the skeleton dial is integrated into a 43 mm diameter modular case, water-resistant to 100 metres and available in several versions – steel, carbon, ceramic or gold. A total of 13 new versions, including one with a GMT function, and a range of straps and bracelets in rubber, leather, metal or ceramic with deployant buckle.
Combining watchmaking with scientific discovery
TAG Heuer demonstrates its watchmaking prowess with a truly amazing new timepiece representing the next generation of tourbillon watches. The manufacture movement of this new model features a carbon-composite hairspring, produced from a gas, that replaces the well-known Elinvar and silicon versions.
Known as the heart of the mechanical watch, the hairspring is the most difficult part to produce because its minute tolerances directly impact the overall precision of a timepiece. A team of TAG Heuer mathematicians, physicists and chemists are behind the creation of this newly reinvented hairspring. Not only does the carbon-composite hairspring shake up traditional watchmaking, it also improves the performance of watches fitted with the brand’s chronometer-certified movement. The Carrera Calibre Heuer 02T Tourbillon Nanograph is the first watch to be regulated by this carbon-composite hairspring innovation.
The TAG Heuer Carrera collection has evolved since it was first introduced in 1963, but it has always stayed true to its DNA. The unique modular design and connection to motor racing continue to drive what is one of the brand’s most popular lines.