TAG HEUER CARRERA CALIBRE HEUER 01 Ref.: CAR2A1Z.FT6044
The Carrera Heuer-01 turned more than a few heads when it was launched at Baselworld in March 2016. The watch is the first model to reflect the design direction for TAG Heuer under the leadership of CEO Jean-Claude Biver and one that reinforces strongly the brand’s “avant garde” positioning. Yet despite its modern looks, there were rumblings about the similarity of the newest TAG Heuer to the watches produced at Biver’s alma mater, Hublot, and whether the new Carrera was enough of, well, a Carrera.
One of Biver’s first edicts when he took over the brand was that any watch using an in-house TAG Heuer movement had to look different to other models in the range that used third-party movements- something that hasn’t been the case in the past. And this makes plenty of sense given the price premium necessary for watches with an in-house movement.
So don’t expect every TAG Heuer to look like the Carrera Heuer-01, but you should expect that every model with an in-house movement will be instantly recognisable.
The modular case might draw the headlines, but the first thing most people will notice is the skeletonised dial- a style of dial that you either like or you don’t. Either way, it certainly gives the watch an industrial, hi-tech look. The dial has polished silver sub-dials at 12 ands 6 o’clock, with a darker metal sub-dial at 9 o’clock. Also prominent are the over-sized hour markers (with a double-marker at 12 o’clock) with their red flashes, complementing the red chronograph hands and detailing on the case.
The elephant in the room when it comes to this watch is of course Hublot, the up-scale Swiss brand revived by Jean-Claude Biver with the launch of the now-iconic Big Bang in 2005. And you don’t have to look too hard to spot the similarities. But don’t expect Biver to shy away from the Hublot influence- as he told WatchTime, the new Carrera uses the manufacturing techniques perfected by Hublot.
Watch condition (please refer to photos)
Case: excellent condition
Clock face: excellent condition
Glass: excellent condition
Back face: excellent condition
Bracelet: excellent condition
Movement: fully operational / checked for performance, authenticity and functionality
The recent comparable model of TTAG HEUER CARRERA CALIBRE HEUER 01 and original TAG Heuer strap has a retail price of 4,950.- Euro.
Also note the use of alternating polished and brushed surfaces, which helps lift the feel of the watch substantially.
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