TAG Heuer CARRERA (43mm) Calibre 1887 Chronograph Monaco Grand Prix Limited Edition

TAG Heuer is the Official Partner of the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix with Automobile Club of Monaco (ACM) since 2011. This year, the Swiss manufacture is introducing the special edition CARRERA (43mm) Calibre 1887 Chronograph Monaco Grand Prix to celebrate this partnership.

The one and only CARRERA, the first sports chronograph designed for professional drivers and sports-car enthusiasts, is the standard-bearer of TAG Heuer’s unrivalled motorsports heritage.

Created by Jack Heuer in 1963 and named after the dangerously gruelling “Carrera Panamericana Mexico Road Race”, it was standard issue for Ferrari drivers. In 1970, every member of the ‘scuderia’ —Jackie Ickx, Clay Regazzoni, Mario Andretti, Carlos Reutemann and Jody Scheckter —  wore a solid gold Carrera engraved with his name and blood type. Since, It has been worn by every TAG Heuer driving great: Alain Prost, David Coulthard, KimiRäikkönen, Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button…

This newest addition to the CARRERA legend is standard issue for McLaren drivers and pays tribute to the Monaco Grand Prix—the race’s name is lettered in red on its ceramic bezel with tachymetre scale, and its official logo is engraved on the sapphire caseback, along with the limited edition number (0001/2,500). Beneath the glass beats TAG Heuer’s 100% in-house manufactured Calibre 1887 movement.

The fetching dial is in black, with two grey stripes and a red line. The hands and hand-applied Arabic numerals are in special “black gold”plating. The 43mm case is in sandblasted Titanium Grade 2 with black titanium carbide coating. The black rubber strap is embossed with a unique tire design inspired by the F1 tires of 1963, the year the Carrera was born. Racing look aligned with true racing lore, in an exclusive homage to a unique heritage.

Technical details

Reference 
CAR2A83.FT6033: Black dial, black titanium case, black rubber strap

Movement 
TAG Heuer Cal. 1887 – Manufacture Movement – Automatic Chronograph – Date

Dial 
Black dial with two grey stripes and red line
3 black counters:
– Chronograph minute at 12 o’clock
– Chronograph hour at 6 o’clock
– Running second at 9 o’clock
Hand-applied black gold* arabic numerals
Polished black gold* hour and minute hands with luminescent markers
Red chronographs hands
Polished black gold* running second hand
Hand-applied TAG Heuer logo
“CARRERA – Cal. 1887” lettering on the dial
Hand-applied black gold date window at 3 o’clock

Case 
Case diameter: 43mm
Sandblasted Titanium Grad 2 case with black titanium carbide coating
Scratch-resistant curved sapphire crystal with double antireflective treatment
Red “Monaco Grand Prix” lettering on ceramic bezel with tachymeter scale
Scratch resistant sapphire case back with specific Monaco Grand Prix logo and Limited Edition XXXX/2500
Water resistance: 100 meters

Bracelet 
Black rubber strap with embossed “tyre design”
Black titanium Grade 2 folding clasp with safety push buttons

Availability 
From January 2014 (ex La Chaux-de-Fonds)

Estimated SRP  
Switzerland: 5’900 CHF
Europe: 5’100 EUR
North America: 6’600 USD
Japan: 653’400 JPY
Hong Kong: 53’200 HKD

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