TAG Heuer Carrera watches are the epitome of sport-inspired timekeeping. Taking creativity and originality from the car racing industry, the first TAG Heuer Carrera watch was developed in 1963 by Jack Heuer as a tribute to the Panamericana auto race. As the very first wristwatch developed for the professional driver, the Carrera watch broke boundaries within the Swiss watchmaking industry, helping to sculpt the future for expert craftsmanship. The timepiece was meticulous. It was precise. It was professional.
The TAG Heuer Carrera collection is by far one of the most sophisticated breeds designed by the world-famous brand. The timepieces are just as adequate for the experienced speed-junkie as they are for the everyday gentleman, looking for a companion to provide legible time throughout everyday life. Whether on or off the racing track, the Carrera models are timeless classics, looking for a sophisticated wrist to boast their avant-garde dials and crisp chronograph functions. The collection ranges from the skeletonised Carrera Caliber 01 and the women’s Carrera Cara Delevingne limited editions to the likes of the Carrera Caliber 5, the Carrera Caliber 7 and the Carrera Caliber 8 - the latter of which is equipped with a GMT function. Each design offers a unique representation of the sports car industry, from legible Day Date windows, to chronograph scales and detailed tachymeter tracks mounted to black ceramic bezels.
Most TAG Heuer Carrera watches are fashioned on a solid stainless steel bracelet to mimic the strength, robustness and daring nature of the racing car industry. TAG Heuer designers use their finest materials to fortify each timepiece, making it action-ready and prepared for the most extreme of external conditions. The crisp, clear dials of each of the Carrera models are housed underneath a scratch –resistant and anti-reflective sapphire crystal glass front – the feature not only emphasises the clarity of the dial, but accentuates the skill and craftsmanship applied to each design.
Considered the backbone of TAG Heuer, Carrera watches were the first models to house the brand’s first in-house movement - the reliable Caliber 1887. The movement which has since been improved and refined even further to suit the needs of its deserved wearer, the Heuer 01 now powers the timepieces so famously distinguished for their reliability and accuracy. TAG Heuer Carrera Chronographs are tailored to equip the wearer with cutting edge precision when timing races and distances. Each chronograph dial features highly-readable sub-scales and push pieces that are accessible at the 2 and 4 o’clock locations for easy handling. Apart from the smart and incredibly eye-catching aesthetic of the TAG Heuer Carrera Chronographs, the models are also finished with luminescent coating to their dial appliqués, providing the wearer with the vital information needed for exceptional speed and performance.
The TAG Heuer Carrera collection also consists of a selection of three-hand watches. The admirable dial designs of these masterpieces are classic, simplistic and timeless – perfect for a gentleman who feels most comfortable with an elegant yet traditional timepiece secured to the wrist. The three-hand TAG Heuer Carrera watches which are often fashioned on sophisticated leather straps to compliment a variety of different dial colours, help to achieve a beautiful understated look.