The 2015 TAG Heuer Carrera pieces go vintage/unisex
This year, TAG Heuer announced the launch of two new Carrera timepieces, both inspired by the look of early Carrera watches, with a vintage design, sporting the HEUER logo and measuring 39 mm. With these specs, TAG Heuer hopes to conquer the heart and wrist of both men and women.
Carrera (39 mm) Calibre 6
This new silver and blue three-hand piece, with a touch of red on the flange’s “60”, the HEUER logo and the second hand, looks like a coloured tribute to the original 1963-Carrera design.
Grayish blue perforated calfskin strap matches perfectly with the silver dial with sunray effect and the blue small seconds counter.
It is powered by the COSC certified TAG Heuer Calibre 6, with a power reserve of 44 hours, featuring Côtes de Genève decoration on the rotor.
The North American MSRP is US $3,500.
Carrera (39 mm) Calibre 18 Automatic Chronograph
The vintage look and shape of this new black and silver chronograph, is also based on Jack Heuer’s Carrera design. That makes it look like the original two-counter Carrera of the sixties, a collector’s favourite with the black chronograph counter at nine o’clock and the second one at three.
Unlike most of the chronographs that feature a tachymeter, the dial of this new Carrera chronograph comes equipped with a telemeter, a tool that was widely used by the military to calculate the distance or artillery fire.
The black perforated leather strap along with the shape of the push-buttons as well as the small 39 mm-dial enhance this retro taste.
The Calibre 18 is placed under a glass box, that makes the whole design look thinner.
The North American MSRP is US $6,400.