The 1960s are often referred to as “the golden age of motorsport.” In this sense, a yellow gold execution of TAG Heuer’s Carrera, which was born in 1963 and specifically designed by Jack Heuer for race car drivers and the use on Formula-1 tracks, seems long overdue. Voilà, right in time for the festive season, the La Chaux-de-Fonds based, Swiss luxury watch brand introduces the Carerra Chronograph in a stunning yellow gold and black execution.
Well, it is actually not the first of its kind, as TAG Heuer already released a yellow gold automatic model in 1970. Legend has it, that the Heuer reference 1158 CHN was Jack Heuer’s personal favorite. The new iteration features the highly legible and uncluttered dial with yellow gold indexes and hands and golden gilded chronograph counters, an inverted version of the famed Heuer reference 1158 CHN. Connoisseurs might also recognize the nod to the two-tone palette of the legendary John Player Special livery which stood out in Formula 1 in the 1970s and 80s. TAG Heuer ambassador and world champion Ayrton Senna’s 98T Lotus sported this famous livery at the beginning of his career.
Inside the 42mm case, which is water-resistant to 100 meters, ticks TAG Heuer’s genuine chronograph movement, Calibre Heuer 02, which sports a vertical clutch and column wheel for precise performance, and an oscillating weight that mimics a steering wheel.
Retail for the new yellow gold TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph is marked at $21,500.
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