At the end of 2013, TAG Heuer springs a surprise by launching two new Carrera chronographs offering variations on the model celebrating Jack Heuer’s 80th birthday – the CARRERA Calibre 17 Chronograph – designed by Jack Heuer himself in 2012. A year on, TAG Heuer extends the homage paid to its visionary honorary chairman with these special boutique editions.
Jack Heuer made his mark on TAG Heuer’s history by creating the most iconic watches of the modern era, and notably the Carrera.
Last year, in celebrating his 80th birthday, he drew inspiration from his original creation to design the commemorative CARRERA Calibre 17 Chronograph. Its classic 41 mm diameter, together with a pure, broad dial and an automatic movement driving two counters at 3 and 9 o’clock, are all subtly reminiscent of a vintage era.
Today’s special TAG Heuer boutique editions offer two dial variations: one with a silver flange and counters against an anthracite background – the exact opposite of its predecessor’s color scheme; and the second with blue counters and flange against a silver backdrop.
They also feature red accents echoing the vintage Heuer logo appearing on both the dial and the case back. The perforated leather straps come in black with a red lining or in blue.
By enriching the Carrera Calibre 17 Chronograph collection, powered by COSC chronometer-certified movements, TAG Heuer is offering aficionados a gift that will doubtless be especially appreciated in this festive season.
Model: TAG Heuer CARRERA Calibre 17 Chronograph Boutique Editions
CV5110.FC6310: Anthracite & Silver dial with black perforated leather strap
CV5111.FC6335: Silver & Blue PVD dial with blue perforated leather strap
TAG Heuer Calibre 17 – Automatic Chronograph – Date (COSC)
Anthracite or Silver dial with sunray effect
Silver or Blue counters with sunray effect at 3 and 9 o’clock
Running second at 3 o’clock
Chronograph minute at 9 o’clock
Hand-applied faceted indexes
Polished hour and minute hands with luminescent markers
Red central chronograph hands
Vintage RED Heuer logo
Tachymeter scale on Silver or Blue flange
“Calibre 17” lettering on the dial
Date window at 6 o’clock
•Case diameter: 41mm
•Polished steel case
•Double-antireflective curved scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
•Polished crown and push-buttons
•Screw-in caseback with specific red Heuer logo
•Water resistance: 100 meters
•Black perforated calfskin with red liningOR
•Blue perforated calfskin
•Steel folding clasp with safety push buttons
From November 2013 (ex La Chaux-de-Fonds)