Tag Heuer Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition Watch
Tuesday - 28 January 2020
To celebrate their 160th birthday, TAG Heuer have unveiled the new TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition watch, a stunning chronograph which flawlessly combines the Carrera collection’s prestigious heritage with their latest contemporary innovations. Its design is largely inspired by a famous silver monochrome chronograph first released by TAG Heuer in 1964 and the designers have done a fantastic job at bringing this historic treasure back to life.
Known as the 2447S model, the 1960’s TAG Heuer chronograph was one of the first Carrera designs to ever be released and its crisp silver dial and sleek stainless steel case was highly coveted. To this day the model remains widely sought after by collectors, so the new TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition watch is going to find itself just as popular on its release in June, as it fills the gap for collectors dreaming of owning the original.
Just like its historic counterpart, the TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition watch showcases a beautifully designed monochromatic silver dial set apart by its three azure counters detailed with circular graining. The sleek black chronograph seconds hand has also been kept the same while the faceted hour and minute hands have been improved with Superluminova coating replacing the outdated tritium. Black accents can also be found on the chronograph counters, the minute track and on the brand’s logo at 12 o clock – a subtle but fascinating touch as they have chosen to use their former company name to commemorate their past.
Housed above the dial is scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass coated with anti-reflective treatment, another update for the less scratch resistant plexiglass on the original. The glass sits neatly on a 39mm stainless steel case fitted with slender lugs and a fixed bezel. The size of the case on the new TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition watch is the only feature that has been drastically changed from the original. Measuring to 36mm, the 1960’s model was appropriately sized for its day while the new limited edition will arguably gain more traction with its new larger size.
Through the decorated exhibition case back you can witness the Calibre Heuer 02 automatic winding movement, a replacement for the Valjoux 72 manual winding movement found in the original. Those familiar with TAG Heuer will have likely already heard of this calibre, renowned for intricate construction and power reserve of 80 hours. The mechanical movement is constructed of a total of 168 components including 33 jewels, a vertical clutch and a column wheel which provides remarkable chronometric accuracy. It provides all the same functionality as the original, but due to its construction, the continuous seconds indicator has been moved to the 6 o’ clock position rather than the 9 o’ clock.
To mark the year TAG Heuer was founded, the TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition watch is limited to only 1,860 pieces and will retail at £5,250. The stunning chronograph will be released in June 2020, but you can pre-order the model today at Jura Watches. Get in touch for more information on this model and advice on the free delivery and interest free finance available.
- Case Size: 39mm
- Case Material: Stainless steel
- Bezel: Fixed
- Glass: Sapphire crystal
- Water Resistance: 100 metres
- Case Back: Exhibition
- Movement: Calibre Heuer 02 automatic winding
- Functions: Hour, minute, central chronograph seconds, continuous seconds, 12 hour counter, 30 minutes counter
- Power Reserve: 80 hours
- Jewels: 33
- Frequency: 28,800vph
- Dial: Silver with Superluminova hands and indexes
- Strap: Black alligator leather
- Buckle: Folding
- RRP: TBC
- Release Date: June 2020
- Limited Edition: 1,860 pieces