While watch brands have a long and varied history of partnerships with the automotive industry, there is perhaps no more famous or enduring bond than the one between TAG Heuer and Porsche. Both brands have shared the Carrera nameplate, inspired by the famously dangerous Carrera Panamericana road race in Mexico, since the introduction of the original Heuer Carrera in 1963. Thanks in large part to Swiss Formula 1 driver Jo Siffert, the two brands have been linked by motorsports many times since the 60’s, including an iconic star turn on the wrist of Steve McQueen in the 1971 endurance racing film, Le Mans. TAG Heuer’s former parent company, Techniques d’Avant Garde, partnered with Porsche to develop the TAG-Turbo engine that powered McLaren to three consecutive F1 championships in the mid-‘80s. For 2021, TAG Heuer is renewing and strengthening its long relationship with Porsche, announcing co-branding deals for the World Endurance Championship, Formula E, golf events, tennis championship..
California’s westward-facing coastline stretches over 1,300 incredibly varied kilometers, ranging from smooth, sandy beaches in the south, to dramatic, wind-swept swathes of unforgiving territory in the far north where jagged walls of rock and teal ocean have been in rhythmic collision since the beginning of time. Three-quarters of the way up the coast from San Diego and a little over an hour’s drive from San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate bridge sits one such terminus — the windiest known point on the West Coast, which lies at the southern end of a long, undulating farm road lined with rolling green pastures. To the north, a tunnel of cypress trees punctuate the horizon, their outstretched branches disfigured by the wind’s unending might.
Somewhere between and shielded from such winds behind the massive glass canopy of a Tesla Model X, I am racing towards the edge of the earth, TAG Heuer Carrera Sport Chronograph on the wrist. It’s my favorite juxtaposition of old and new — of stubbo..
TAG Heuer is celebrating its 160 years of fine watchmaking history with the release of the new TAG Heuer Carrera Silver Limited Edition.
The limited edition only has 1,860 pieces, as a nod to the very year the company was founded by Edouard Heuer in Saint-Imier, Switzerland.
The new design revives the 1960s Tag Heuer Carrera line, featuring “One of 1860″ and “LIMITED EDITION” engraved on the case-back of every watch in the collection, and powered by 21st-century innovation in watchmaking.
In 1962, then-CEO Jack Heuer heard of the South American race, the Carrera Panamericana, and knew “Carrera” (Spanish for “road”, “race”, “career” and “course”) was the perfect name for a new timepiece, which was debuted in 1964. The Heuer Carrera is a perpetual presence on the wrist of drivers around the world. The silver-dial model (known by horologists as the “2447S”) is being re-introduced in the new edition with new updates.
The new Carrera Silver Limited Edtion has its predecessor’s dial an..
HomeHot TakeHot Take: TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition Hot TakeTAG HeuerHot Take: TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition The start of a year filled with celebrations by Robert-Jan BroerJanuary 16, 2020 MIN READHot Take: TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition2020 has only just begun and we’re being flooded with new releases. Although absent at the LVMH Watch Week in Dubai, TAG Heuer did introduce a new watch yesterday: The TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Editions
When you’ve been around for 160 years, you can be forgiven for running out of model names. But it has to be said that TAG Heuer could have given its new Carrera any name under the sun and it would still be a handsome addition to the catalog. The new TAG Heuer Carrera (reference number CBK221B.FC6479) is a welcome return to the clean lines of the past. It is heavily inspired by the 1960s Heuer Carrera with reference 2447S that we covered in this article on Fratello.
Although it’s been through multiple iterations, owners, and branding changes, TAG Heuer is one of the oldest major brands in the watch industry, with a history of continuous production dating back to before the American Civil War. As the first salvo in a year of planned celebrations for the brand’s 160th anniversary in 2020, TAG Heuer has recreated one of the most famous references of its flagship Carrera chronograph line: the 1960s Carrera 2447S. This new version, the TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition, is an impressively faithful recreation of the Heuer original, finished to modern standards and powered by TAG Heuer’s in-house Heuer 02 automatic chronograph movement.
While slightly upsized from the 36mm original, this new interpretation of the 2447S remains compact at a 39mm overall case diameter. While some purists may disagree, the increase in size may even propel it above the original, allowing the watch some noticeable wrist presence without leaving a vintage-st..
Go shopping for a TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph watch and you’ll find a heaping load of options available to select from — though judging by TAG Heuer’s own website, it is slimming down the selection quite a bit. Today, I review what is an entry-level Carrera Chronograph that TAG Heuer calls the Carrera Calibre 16. I take a look at it in its reference CBM2112.BA0651 form with a modern blue dial and matching blue ceramic bezel. The same watch is also available in black tones as the reference CBM2110.BA0651.
frameborder=”0″ allow=”accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture” allowfullscreen> This particular Carrera Calibre 16 is the sister model of the similar TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 CV201AR.BA0715 which costs $50 more (though I am not sure why). Both have the same 41mm-wide steel case, the same Calibre 16 automatic chronograph movement, the same ceramic bezel, and the same bracelet. What makes them different is that the TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 CV20..