This year, the brand known for their focus on avant-garde techniques has updated one of their most iconic sporting chronographs, to produce the best-looking TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 in recent years. With an aesthetic of clean refinement, the less-is-more approach has come up trumps in a watch that prioritises robust functionality over notions of new-age minimalism. While the template of black dials with red highlights has been a successful one for the Calibre 16 over the last few years, this version has been updated with less busy dial markings and text. Additionally, the bold rhodium-plated indexes are less visually cluttered than the previously used Arabic numerals, without losing any of their high-contrast impact.
Another new addition to this Calibre 16 is the use of a full ceramic bezel around the perimeter of the dial. The glossy material plays with the light nicely, while keeping the tachymeter scale as crisp as can be. The 41mm steel case is well sized to comfortably fit most wrists, and the perforated “rally” style calf leather strap is comfortable and features a deployment clasp that will extend the life of the leather substantially.
TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 price and availability
The TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16, on a calf leather strap, has an Australian RRP of $5950, and is currently available at boutiques.
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