TAG Heuer – Grand CARRERA Calibre 6 RS Diamond Bezel and Grand CARRERA Grande Date GMT Calibre 8 RS Diamond Bezel

The original CARRERA was born in the pits and paddocks of the Twelve Hours of Sebring in 1962, where Jack Heuer, Official Timekeeper of the event, first heard of the legendary Carrera Panamericana Mexico Road Race, the racing world’s most grueling endurance test.

Launched in 1964, the original CARRERA also served as a prestigious tribute to Juan Manuel Fangio, the TAG Heuer ambassadorial hero who won the Mayor class of the fourth running of the Carrera in 1954. In 1969, a CARRERA automatic chronograph was added to the pack; in 1996, the entire line was revamped inside and out – a bold reinterpretation of classic luxury watchmaking with a distinctly modern and timeless aesthetic inspired by the technical and design advancements in automotive engineering.

In 2004, TAG Heuer’s multi award-winning R&D Team began working on an even more prestigious incarnation of the CARRERA: the Grand CARRERA. Launched to great acclaim and commercial success in June 2007, the Grand CARRERA draws its inspiration from modern GT cars. It is powered by the first mechanical line of movements with Rotating System, an exclusive new function that enables the user to read easily and intuitively small seconds, a second time zone (GMT) or chronograph time by displaying the elapsed time.

All models are “Côtes de Genève” decorated on the Rotating System, with polished, beveled edges complemented by curved, faceted horns on both case sides, a curved, sapphire crystal with double antireflective treatment and a double sapphire crystal caseback sealed by six screws. Curved faceted markers on the dials and oversized screw-in crowns and pushbutton clasps complete the sophisticated look.

At Baselworld 2008, TAG Heuer introduced 2 ultra-luxury diamond editions of the acclaimed Grand CARRERA Collection.

TAG Heuer Grand CARRERA Calibre 6 RS Diamond Bezel

Bejeweled with 68 Top Wesselton diamonds (1.13 carats) on its polished fixed stainless-steel bezel, the new unisex Grand CARRERA Calibre 6 RS is classically elegant and subtly daring, with a brown dial and a choice of steel or alligator strap with solid steel folding clasp. The 40.2mm diameter timepiece is equipped with a TAG Heuer Calibre 6 RS movement, with Rotating Small Second System at 6 o’clock decorated with “Côtes de Genève” and diamond polished facets. Other features include solid steel folding clasp with safety pushbuttons and applied TAG Heuer logo.

Technical details

Model: Grand CARRERA Calibre 6 RS (40.2mm) Diamonds Bezel

Movement
TAG Heuer Calibre 6 RS COSC – Automatic – Rotating System at 6 o’clock indicating the small second – Date

Dial
Brown dial
Rotating Small Second System at 6 o’clock decorated with “Côtes de Genève” and diamond polished facets
Opalin central area and external spiral effect area
Hand-applied curved faceted indexes with double finishing
Hand-applied TAG Heuer logo
Polished hands with polished facets
Luminescent markers on hands
“Grand CARRERA – CALIBRE 6 – AUTOMATIC – CHRONOMETER OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED” written on the dial
Date window at 3 o’clock

Case
Case diameter: 40.2 mm
Polished fixed stainless steel bezel with 68 Top Wesselton diamonds
– 68 diamonds with diameter 1.60 mm
– Total 1.133 carats
Fine-brushed steel case with curved faceted polished horns
Fine-brushed and polished bezel
Double antireflective curved sapphire crystal
Oversize screw-in crown
Case back sealed by 6 screws
Double sapphire case back
Water-resistance: 100 meters

Bracelet
3 rows multi faceted steel bracelet. Finishing: alternated polished and fine-brushed central row and fine-brushed lateral rows with polished edges
OR
Brown alligator strap
Solid steel folding clasp with safety push buttons and applied TAG Heuer logo

TAG Heuer Grand CARRERA Grande Date GMT Calibre 8 RS Diamond Bezel

The first-ever TAG Heuer automatic movement with a “large date” now proudly sparkles with 72 Top Wesselton diamonds (1.2 carats) on its polished fixed stainless-steel bezel. The hand-applied “Grand Date” is visible through a beveled aperture at 12 o’clock. Ideal for chic globetrotters, the bigger, 42.5mm case also displays a Rotating GMT System (2nd Time Zone) at 6 o’clock. The Calibre 8 RS sports a black dial and a steel bracelet or black alligator strap with solid-steel folding clasp featuring safety push-buttons and applied TAG Heuer logo.

Technical details

Model: Grand CARRERA Calibre 8 RS Grande-Date GMT (42.5mm) Diamonds Bezel

Movement
TAG Heuer Calibre 8 RS COSC – Automatic – Rotating System at 6 o’clock indicating the 12 hours GMT – Grande-Date at 12 o’clock

Dial
Black dial
Rotating GMT System (2nd Time Zone) at 6 o’clock decorated with “Côtes de Genève” and diamond polished facets
Hand-applied “Grande-Date” window at 12 o’clock
Opalin central area and external spiral effect area
Hand-applied curved faceted indexes with double finishings
Hand-applied TAG Heuer logo
Polished hands with polished facets
Luminescent markers on hands
“Grand CARRERA – CALIBRE 8 – AUTOMATIC – GMT – CHRONOMETER OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED” written on the dial

Case
Case diameter: 42.5 mm
Polished fixed stainless steel bezel with 72 Top Wesselton diamonds
– 72 diamonds with diameter 1.60 mm
– Total 1.2 carats
Fine-brushed steel case with curved faceted polished horns
Fine-brushed and polished bezel
Double antireflective curved sapphire crystal
Oversize screw-in crown
Case back sealed by 6 screws
Double sapphire case back
Water-resistance: 100 meters

Bracelet
3 rows multi faceted steel bracelet. Finishing: alternated polished and fine-brushed central row and fine-brushed lateral rows with polished edges
OR
Black alligator strap
Solid steel folding clasp with safety push buttons and applied TAG Heuer logo

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