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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 18 Chronograph Mechanical Watch

TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 18 Chronograph Mechanical Watch

To create its new Carrera Calibre 18 Chronograph, TAG Heuer has drawn inspiration from a true icon: the first chronograph specially designed for racing drivers that Jack Heuer made in the 1960s. It’s all there: the original Panda effect with two anthracite counters standing out against a silver-toned dial; robustness together with tried and trusted functionality, and even the historical Heuer logo.
Topped by a spherical sapphire crystal inspired by the original model, this vintage-touch automatic chronograph is also equipped with a telemetric scale on its inner bezel ring. This function was formerly used by the military to measure their distance from artillery fire based on the speed of sound. Modern-day adventurers notably use it to see how far they are from a storm. The kind of adventurers who can perfectly identify with the Carrera collection, whose Spanish name means “top-level competition”.

Mechanical automatic TAG Heuer chronograph calibre 18
Hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph, telemetric scale
Polished steel, 39 mm Spherical scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides Scratch-resistant sapphire back Water-resistant to 100 metres (10 bar /330 ft)
Opaline silver Snailed anthracite counters, minutes at 9 o’clock, small seconds at 3 o’clock Original Heuer logo Telemetric scale on the inner bezel ring Luminescent hands
Perforated black leather with folding clasp

TAG Heuer Press