A Nostalgic Tribute: TAG Heuer Showcases its Heritage, Stylish Aesthetics, and Striking Technicalities in This Year’s Novelties
By The Time Place Magazine
The recently concluded LVMH Watch Week event, created by the LVMH Group, wonderfully emphasises the dynamism of the group’s Maisons and the watchmaking industry, particularly Bvlgari, Hublot, Zenith, and TAG Heuer, which unveiled their very first novelties for the year. The latter introduced not just one, but four new models that arguably stole the spotlight from the rest of the other brands.
TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph 60th Anniversary
First up is a special timepiece through which the worlds of auto racing and watchmaking intersect. A visionary model conceived by the mighty Jack Heuer himself, the TAG Heuer Carrera was initially introduced in 1963. Through the years, the Carrera would evolve into what is undoubtedly TAG Heuer’s most refined sports chronograph. And now, a new 600-piece limited edition livens up the collection with the TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph 60th Anniversary.
Appearance-wise, the brand’s design team intriguingly chose to return to one of the most collectible of all vintage Carreras, reference 2447 SN from the late 1960s. Paving the way for the possibly year-long celebrations devoted to the Carrera’s 60th Anniversary, the new model is a faithful reinterpretation of the historical one.
The black stripes that run down the centre of the hands and hour markers, the double stops at 12, and of course, the black counters with stark white markings are all design elements directly taken from the vintage edition and applied to the modern one. Additionally, the Carrera name is located above the classic Heuer emblem on the silver sunray-brushed dial. The counter at 6 o’clock displays the term “Swiss,” indicating that the watch is indeed Swiss Made, while some people may also notice that the 60-minute and 12-hour counters have been switched around. Beneath the dial, the brand’s Heuer 02 in-house automatic chronograph calibre completes the commemorative piece.
TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 200 Solargraph
Next up is the new TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 200 Solargraph, whose quality and endurance have undergone significant improvement. Powered by a solar movement, the watch comes mere months after the introduction of the ground-breaking TAG Heuer Aquaracer Solargraph at Watches and Wonders 2022.
This time around, TAG Heuer crafted the watch in titanium with a striking metallic style along with a unique dial that allows the movement to recharge itself with the sun or artificial light. To top it all off, the model is also the ideal outdoor companion, thanks to its added virtues of lightweightness and durability.
TAG Heuer Monza Flyback Chronometer
Last, but not least, we have the highly awaited return of the TAG Heuer Monza that pretty much holds a historic place in motorsport heritage. Dubbed the TAG Heuer Monza Flyback Chronometer, the watch is made of ultra-lightweight and resistant carbon. With a unique skeletonised dial that reveals the in-house Calibre Heuer 02 Flyback movement with COSC certification underneath, the watch comes in a 42 mm case. It comes complete with a distinctive black dial featuring a two-register layout with a translucent fumé blue sapphire crystal chronograph counter at 3 o’clock and the permanent second indicator at 6 o’clock.
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