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TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 Blue Dial Automatic Bracelet Watch

Recalling TAG Heuer’s connections to the sporting world and with a dial as vivid as a blanket of clear blue sky above the racing track seconds before the flags lift - the TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 Blue Day-Date watch is as eye-catching as it is practical. The chronograph perpetuates the alliance between accurate timekeeping and sporty design, but comes with a number of exclusive features that are sure to get the heart racing…

The TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 Blue Day-Date watch which also comes in a striking panda design, celebrates the Swiss company’s 55th anniversary of the Carrera collection. The company’s extraordinary heritage is wrapped up in robust materials and a breath-taking aesthetic that combines sporty elegance with professionalism. You only need to look at the broad 43mm diameter of the polished steel and ceramic bezel to know that this watch means business – its meticulous tachymeter scale just a small example of the attention to detail applied to some of the most discreet features of this timepiece. The body case is made from stainless steel to ensure the in-house developed Calibre 16 is granted the protection it deserves from all external forces and factors. The watch is built to last and it’s built ready for any challenge – the 100 meter water resistant case will tell you this. It has been sealed with a sapphire crystal glass lens both on the front and the back. 

 

 

On the surface of the watch it grants a clear view into the dial adorned with a sophisticated trio of chronograph counters. The blue backdrop against these counters is executed in this rich colour entirely for your pleasure. Gaze into its dreamy deep blue hue and feel yourself instantly start to appreciate the contrast it makes against the polished Arabic numerals around the hour track. Not only those, but also the chunky luminous coated central hands as well. They were made for one another. They create a piercing effect against the blue hue of the dial, yet at night they stand out upon the dial when wanting to check the time in the dark. 

The focal feature of the TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16’s dial design however, is that of the day-date windows which are finished in a striking bright white background to enhance readability. A fleck of red is also seen in one of the polished steel push pieces on the bezel, used to activate the many features of the chronograph dial. If you like to know a little about what goes on at the heart of a TAG Heuer watch, you’ll be pleased to know that this watch beats to the rhythm of the Calibre 16 – a powerful engine that is made specifically by the company’s experts to meet the extremely strict criteria for precision known to go into every TAG Heuer watch. With a practical 42 hour power reserve, this watch’s movement performs at a rate of 28,800 vobrations per hour. Its beautiful polished finishes and cotes de Geneve decoration as well as its engraved finishes, can all be viewed through a sapphire-backed case, which grants the wearer the opportunity to delve into TAG’s most closely guarded manufacturing secrets. The special features of the Calibre 16 movement are its rapid date correction and stop second facility, which can be enjoyed alongside the watch’s sporty yet elegant design. 

The TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 Blue Day-Date watch is completed on a robust stainless steel link bracelet. Its brushed finishes are a superb match for the watch’s chiselled case, wrapping around the wrist with a refined foldable clasp. If you have followed TAG’s history within the motor sporting world and enjoy the powerful, confident presence of their Carrera range - the Calibre 16 Blue Day-Date watch is a smart companion for you – a watch that is perfect for wearing in the office, to the gym or to a motorsport event itself.


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