VIDEO: The TAG Heuer Carrera Twin-Time 41 is a clean and versatile traveller’s GMTZach Blass
Look… we all usually have smartphones at our disposal, but for watch collectors and enthusiasts there is something really neat about having a timepiece that can track two or more timezones. We’re now living in the most globalised society in history, connecting with people all around the world. This past year, we have all been plugged in more than we would like, stuck on Zoom Calls and Slack chats, but as things open up it’s nice to have a GMT watch that can allow you to detach from the digital world – tracking time across the globe the good old-fashioned way. Sound appealing? Then you might want to check out the new TAG Heuer Carrera Twin-Time 41 – an entry-level GMT watch for the TAG Heuer Carrera Collection.
The familiar clean, rounded, stainless-steel case with sharp lines and faceted lugs takes centre stage, with its case front, sloped conical bezel, and lug hoods all mirror polished. A satin brush, however, is introduced in the caseband perimeter to create light play through mixed finishes. The TAG Heuer Carrera Twin Time 41 watch has an equal depth rating to the Three Hands Carrera it was introduced alongside, with 100 metres of water-resistance to ensure this GMT is a versatile travel companion – whether taking a dip in the ocean or a night out for dinner.
The TAG Heuer Carrera Twin Time 41 does not have a range of dial colours as yet, but what we do have is a clean and crisp blue dial further raising the versatility factor in form as well as function. It’s a very legible dial, keeping in line with the essence of the Carrera line. Working from the outboard in, you have a bi-coloured white and blue 24 hour GMT scale taking the flange real estate of the stepped inner bezel to help keep the dial as clean as possible. On the main dial plate you’ll find a printed hashed minutes track, bold applied hour indices, applied TAG Heuer logo, and four central hands – the hours, minutes, central seconds, and red arrow tipped GMT hand, The date aperture at 6’, like the Carrera Three Hands Date 39 maintains the symmetry of the dial.
The watch is offered on TAG’s H-Link stainless-steel bracelet with a twin-push folding clasp. The mixed finishes are strategically placed in a manner that allows the letter H motif to really stand out. Its satin-brushed link pieces result in an H Shape, distinguished by the alternating polished central links to frame the H shape of the brushed surfaces.
Inside the watch is the manufacture caliber 7, based on the ETA 2892-A2, with rapid-date change functionality and 50 hours of power reserve. Its GMT hand can be adjusted in hour increments forward in the crown’s second position, while rotation clockwise advances the GMT hand forward and anti-clockwise rotation advances the date forward. The watch, while not pledged with COSC certification, can be expected to run with a high degree of accuracy as the tried and true ETA base has only further been refined to TAG Heuer’s expectations and standards of performance.
TAG Heuer Carrera Twin-Time 41 pricing and availability:
The TAG Heuer Carrera Twin-Time 41 is available now for $3,200.00. Click here for more info
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