This model is dased on the bestselling Calibre 16 design but outfitted with the superlative Calibre 1887 movement and a host of other new technical elements – ceramic bezel with tachymetre scale, fine brushed and polished steel case and innovative H-shaped steel bracelet. The Arabic numerals – inspired by vintage counters–and the date window are hand applied.
The Calibre 1887 is an integrated column-wheel watch movement that vibrates 28,800 times per hour and has a 50-hour power reserve. Among it’s 320 components, is an audaciously re-engineered version of its inspiration, the brand’s 1887-patented oscillating pinion, along with a matching blue column wheel. The oscillating pinion, patented in 1887 by Edouard Heuer, works in tandem with the column wheel, in much the same way as an automobile transmission.
The column wheel, which coordinates the start, stop and return-to-zero functions of the chronograph hand functions like a gearbox. The oscillating pinion works like a clutch.
TAG Heuer Calibre 1887 – Manufacture movement – Automatic Chronograph – Date
Black or anthracite dial with 3 counters:
– Chronograph minute at 12 o’clock
– Chronograph hour at 6 o’clock
– running second at 9 o’clock
Hand-applied Arabic numerals
Polished hour and minute hands with luminescent markers
Red tip on chronographs hands
Polished running second hand
Hand-applied TAG Heuer logo
“CARRERA – Cal. 1887” lettering on the dial
Hand-applied date window at 3 o’clock
Case diameter: 43mm
NEW Polished and fine brushed steel case
Scratch-resistant curved sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective treatment
Ceramic bezel with tachymeter scale
Scratch resistant sapphire caseback
Water resistance: 100 m
Black alligator strap or 3 rows multi faceted steel bracelet. Finishing: alternated polished and fine-brushed central row and fine-brushed lateral rows with polished edges (Grand CARRERA bracelet)
Steel folding clasp with safety push buttons