If you followed the excitement of Watches & Wonders 2023, you’ll know Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer concentrated almost solely on their Carrera collection. The series of motorsport-inspired timepieces celebrates its 60th anniversary this year and in turn, TAG Heuer have launched several exciting editions of the watch. Alongside a sophisticated Carrera Tourbillon, a duo of stunning Carrrera “Glassbox” Chronographs and a range of colourful 36mm Carrera Date watches, we’re welcomed to a new pair of TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph 42mm watches.
Jack Heuer’s original 1963 Carrera chronograph is arguably one of the most iconic luxury watches in history. Taking its name from the Carrera Panamericana race, the watch had strong angular lugs, a clean, bi-compax layout dial and a smooth fixed bezel with no tachymeter in sight. It established a blueprint for all other sports watches going forward, targeting the wrists of both professional drivers and sports car enthusiasts alike. Back in 2020, TAG Heuer paid tribute to this original design by launching a range of refined Carrera Chronographs with all the same attributes and now joining these is the new duo of TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph 42mm watches with fresh, sunray-brushed, orange-accented dials.
The cases of the new TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph 42mm watches offer the same refined aesthetics as the early Carrera models and consequently those launched in 2020. The 42mm stainless steel cases are brightly polished with angular lugs, a fixed unadorned bezel, a knurled crown at 3 o’clock and two piston-style chronograph pushers at 2 and 4 o’clock. There’s still no tachymeter scale on the dial or bezel but instead just an angled flange protected by domed and bevelled sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective treatment. The TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph 42mm watches are water resistant to 100 metres.
For the dials, the TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph 42mm watch is available in a choice of dark blue or black. Both add a bold pop of colour to the otherwise monochromatic display with bright orange and red accents used on the gradient track and chronograph hands. The black and blue sunray brushed dials elect rhodium-plated hardware for the faceted hour markers and polished hour and minute hands and the chronograph counters at 3 and 9 o’clock are adorned in azurage detailing. The small seconds at 6 o’clock has a printed scale and incorporates a date window at its bottom end. The hour and minute hands and applied indexes also glow in the dark with green Superluminova.
Both TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph 42mm watches are powered by the Swiss watchmaker’s in-house Heuer 02 automatic winding movement. It is a column-wheel and vertical clutch equipped chronograph movement with a power reserve of 80 hours, 33 jewels and a frequency of 28,800vph. You can enjoy the movement through the sapphire crystal exhibition case back of each TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph 42mm watch. Finally, the new releases are completed by calfskin leather straps in black or blue. They close by stainless steel folding buckles with double-safety push buttons.
If you’d like to learn more about the new TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph 42mm watches and shop the collection for yourself, head over to the Jura Watches website here. Alternatively, get in touch with the team by calling 01335 453453 or send us a message at email@example.com.
- Case Size: 42mm
- Case Material: Stainless steel
- Bezel: Fixed
- Glass: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
- Crown: Screw in
- Case Back: Exhibition
- Water Resistance: 100 metres
- Movement: Heuer 02, in-house, automatic winding
- Functions: Hours, minutes, central chronograph seconds, 30 minutes counter, 12 hour counter, small seconds, date
- Power Reserve: 80 hours
- Jewels: 33
- Frequency: 28,800vph
- Dial: Blue or black sunray brushed with Superluminova hands and indexes
- Strap: Calfskin leather
- Buckle: Folding
- RRP: £5,000
- Limited: No
- Reference: CBN201D.FC6543, CBN201C.FC6542