Tag Heuer - Tag Heuer CARRERA CALIBRE HEUER 01
Tag Heuer - Tag Heuer CARRERA CALIBRE HEUER 01

Tag Heuer CARRERA CALIBRE HEUER 01

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THE CLASSIC YET CONTEMPORARY SPORT WATCH INSPIRED BY MOTOR RACING

Presented for the first time last year at Baselworld, the Carrera HEUER-01 is THE signature Chrono model from the TAG Heuer manufacture. In 2015, the watch formed the cornerstone of a burgeoning new collection, with a new design, a new HEUER-01 in-house calibre based on the 1887 calibre, and a new modular case design with 12 elements enabling multiple combinations of materials and colours.
 
The hugely successful HEUER-01 was extended to include three new references.
 
The first new feature: the metal bracelet makes an appearance in the collection. It is made from H-shaped links with the Carrera design; here the main feature is that it enables the alternating satin-finished and polished finishes which are so in tune with the piece's large, stylish case. The external links feature a vertical brushed satin finish, while the central link is polished. Each individual link is meticulously finished, one by one, before the piece is fully assembled. The piece is topped off with a dual safety mechanism featuring two push-pieces.
 
Choose between steel and titanium: This year, the Carrera HEUER-01 is also available in an all-steel version (case and bracelet both made from steel) for a refined yet sporty look. Naturally, the designers have kept the model's signature skeleton dial, which reveals the chronograph controls, the openwork date disc on the dial side and the red column wheel – a visual anchor with the weight at the back of the watch.
 
Second option: all-titanium. Resistant to corrosion, erosion and fire, titanium is a metal widely used in a range of fields from aeronautics to aerospace, and from the chemicals industry to medicine. Twice as light and twice as resistant as steel, titanium was chosen because it perfectly meets the needs of a technical, sports watch: it is lightweight, with a powerful, modern and unique appeal. Called the "Carrera HEUER-01 Grey Phantom", this model explores all the shades of grey for a magnificent modern look. 
 
Finally, the third version of the HEUER-01 combines ceramic and rubber. Here, the case, bezel, lugs and case middle (all the parts exposed to friction) are made from black ceramic, to minimise signs of wear while offering an attractive pitch-black design. The piece is topped off with a textured black rubber strap. Technically, to guarantee perfect water resistance to 100 metres, steel is always present on all the functional parts of the watch (inner box section, screw-in case back, push-pieces etc.) to enable the gaskets (crystal gasket, case-back gaskets, push-piece gaskets and crowned tube) to fulfil their function.
 
Having benefited from five years of continuous improvement and optimisation, the HEUER-01 calibre has attained a very high level of quality while its production costs have been carefully managed, making it the only Chronograph produced entirely in-house with these types of finish available for between 5000 and 7000 CHF, depending on the version.

Technical specifications

RÉFÉRENCE CAR2A1H.FT6101
 
CASE
- 45 mm diameter
- Black PVD steel brushed case
- ceramic black alternate finishing tachymeter fixed bezel
- beveled, domed sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective treatment
- alternate finishing steel, rubber standard crown at 3 o'clock
- alternate finishing black PVD steel round push button at 2 o'clock
- alternate finishing black PVD steel round push button at 4 o'clock
- alternate finishing black PVD steel screwed sapphire case back
- steel black PVD alternate finishing lugs
- water resistance : 100 meters
 
 
DIAL
- black opalin dial
- black flange with 60 second / minute scale
- 3 counters :
12 o'clock : red, black gold plated "azurage" minute chronograph counter ; red lacquered hand
6 o'clock : black gold plated "azurage" hour chronograph counter + red lacquered hand
9 o'clock : black gold plated "azurage" permanent second indicator + rhodium plated polished hand
- Rhodium plated alternate finishing applied numerals
- Rhodium plated alternate finishing hour and minute hands with white superluminova®
- Rhodium plated polished central hand
- Rhodium plated polished TAG HEUER applied logo
- 3:30 o'clock date
- CARRERA HEUER 01 CHRONOGRAPH AUTOMATIC printed
 
 
MOVEMENT
- TAG Heuer Calibre Heuer 01, Swiss made
- Automatic calibre, rapid date correction
- Diameter: 29.3 mm (13''') — 39 rubies
- Balance frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour (4Hz)
- Power reserve of the movement: 50 hours
- Power reserve with chronograph operating : 40 hours.
 
 
STRAP
- Black calf skin rubber / leather strap
- Alternate finishing black PVD titanium grade 2 folding clasp with double safety push-buttons; TAG Heuer shield
 

Who's who

TAG Heuer, the avant-garde of Swiss watchmaking since 1860. Ever since, TAG Heuer has been striving to push the boundaries further, inventing timepieces for those who love to defy convention. This technical expertise was harnessed at a very early stage for achieving extreme accuracy, particularly in the creation of exceptional chronographs. 
 
Under the leadership of Jean-Claude Biver, CEO of TAG Heuer and President of the LVMH Group Watch Division, the new models, including the connected watch, reveal a new dynamism: faster lead times and developments, and a completely transformed environment. TAG Heuer is currently the only watch brand to be able to communicate in the four different worlds: Art, Lifestyle, Sport and Heritage. Our partnerships in sport, with the Formula 1 Red Bull Racing team, the Monaco F1 Grand Prix, the FIA Formula E Championship, the Indy 500 in Indianapolis, and legendary races including the Pikes Peak and Carrera Panamericana; in football with Manchester United, the English Premier League, the German Bundesliga, the French Professional Football League, the Spanish La Liga, Major League Soccer in the USA, the Chinese Football League, the Japanese Premier League, the Asian Cup, the Chinese Men's National Football Team and the Australian Men's National Football team; in cycling with the professional BMC Racing team, the Tours of Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race in Australia, the Giro d'Italia and the Tour of California; and our ambassadors, living football legend Cristiano Ronaldo, trendsetting it-girl Bella Hadid, icons of electronic music David Guetta and Martin Garrix, surfing champion Kai Lenny, American star quarterback Tom Brady, Australian actor Chris Hemsworth, Patrick Dempsey… all share the brand's core values: teamwork, ambition and a taste for challenge which also drive TAG Heuer to go beyond the traditions of the watchmaking industry. 
 
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