At the helm of this year’s TAG Heuer Carrera rollout is one of the line’s most elegant and sporting creations to date. Housing the brand’s high-rate Calibre 36 automatic chronograph movement (named for its 36,000 beats per hour frequency), it features an authentic fly-back complication–a simple click instantly resets the chronograph to zero. Inspired by automobile racing, the function lets drivers (and aviation pilots) instantly restart and reset without stopping.
The generous case is in super-light titanium Grade 2, the same corrosive-resistant alloy used in leading-edge aerospace, automotive and architectural design. Here it is sandblasted and specially treated with a black titanium carbide coating for extra allure. The “Racing” has an anthracite dial decorated with TAG Heuer’s signature sunray effect, with “black gold”-polished and hand-applied Arabic numerals on the external chronograph scale, and on the red-tipped chronograph and small seconds hand.
The date window is a 6 o’clock and the counters–chronograph minute and running second –are at 3 and 9 o’clock. Both counters are snailed with fine-brushed appliqués and polished facets. The smoked sapphire caseback provides a scratch-resistant window onto the working components of the high-precision movement beating inside.
The new strap design, inspired by motor-racing leathers and steering wheel covers, is in crafted black leather with a black perforated layer and a black titanium Grade 2 folding clasp. The pacesetter of the new Carrera fleet, the new TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 36 Chronograph Flyback exemplifies the true “racing” values and codes of the motor-sports inspired line.
Model: CARRERA Calibre 36 Chronograph Flyback “Racing” (43mm)
Reference: CAR2B80.FC6325: black dial (TBC) and black case on leather strap
TAG Heuer Calibre 36 – Automatic – Chronograph – Flyback – Date
Sunray anthracite dial
Fine brushed with polished facets applied rings around counters:
– Chronograph minute at 3 o’clock
– Running second at 9 o’clock
Flange with tachymetre scale and 240 /120 / 80 in red
Black gold hand applied arabic numerals on external chronograph scale
Polished black gold hour and minute hands with luminescent markers
Black gold with red tip on chronographs and small second hands
Hand-applied TAG Heuer logo
“CARRERA – CALIBRE 36- FLYBACK – AUTOMATIC- CHRONOGRAPH” lettering on the dial
Date window at 6 o’clock
Case diameter: 43mm
Sandblasted Titanium Grad 2 case with black titanium carbide coating
Scratch-resistant curved sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective treatment
Sandblasted Titanium bezel
Scratch resistant sapphire caseback
Water resistance: 100 m
Black leather strap with black perforated layer
Titanium Grade 2 Folding Clasp with safety push buttons