VIDEO: The TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph collection, a sharp new formula for a classic VIDEO: The TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph collection, a sharp new formula for a classic

VIDEO: The TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph collection, a sharp new formula for a classic

Thor Svaboe

In a year that sees TAG Heuer peaking with vintage inspiration, the new TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph collection comes sliding into our feeds as a fresh take on a classic. There is strong inspiration from its ’60s heyday, while a contemporary 42mm case, and a sparkling new engine inside in the Heuer-02 movement, inspires a timeless quality worthy of the strong Carrera heritage, with no need for fauxtina.

In these four strong references, we have a distillation of the design codes of the Carrera, which is to many the epitome of a 1960s chronograph. There is an elegant, urban touch that contemporarizes the classic design, and underlines how colours, dial details and strap choices transforms it from bold monochrome racer to the formality of a boardroom, without losing its strong identity.

TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph collection

The tension in the case, underlined by the polished bezel and slim, angled lugs, creates an emphasis of balance between sports and elegance. The monochromatic black dial version has the purest vintage inspiration here, while the angular brushed steel bracelet sweetens the deal for a bold wrist presence.

The sunray finish of the blue dial version is an exquisite bright navy, with an enigmatic hard-to-capture on camera quality.

TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph collection

The Carrera Chronograph also comes in two more formal versions on a chocolate leather strap, a perfect, bolder alternative to a dress watch. The calm grey sunray dial transforms the image of a classic chronograph, and the polished details of the dial will distract while you put on on that sharp Zegna three-button jacket. The final ace in the deck has the warm tones of rose gold on the most classic of Carrera dials, a delicate light silver tone. The point is clearly made with the chameleon-like charm of the TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph, proving its iconic status in their 160th anniversary year.

TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph collection

TAG Heuer Carrera Collection pricing and availability:

The  TAG Heuer Carrera Collection references with black, blue and anthracite dials are AUD$7700 and available now.

The  TAG Heuer Carrera Collection reference with silver dial and rose gold dial details is AUD$8000 and is also available now. For more details, or to purchase, visit TAG Heuer right here.

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