50th TAG HEUER CARRERA
Inspired by the Carrera Panamericana Mexico Road Race, regarded as the world’s most gruelling open-road endurance competition, and conceived by Jack Heuer, engineer extraordinaire and descendant of the Heuer family, the Carrera watch had plenty to live up to at the time of its launch. But just as well, since it ensured that the collection met the expectations of watch and motor-racing enthusiasts alike, brandishing sleek curves, dashboard-style counters and high-performance chronograph movements. For the Carrera’s 50th birthday, the company marches out a slew of celebratory models, including two chronographs – the Calibre 36 Chronograph Flyback, which beats at an ultra-high frequency of 36,000 vibrations per hour; and the Calibre 16 Day-Date – as well as the Calibre 8 Grande Date GMT two-time-zone variant for the jet set.
Calibre 36 Racing Chronograph Flyback 43mm titanium case, leather strap, and Calibre 36 automatic chronograph movement
A vintage poster for
the rally that inspired the Carrera
Calibre 16 Chronograph Day- date 41mm steel case, matching bracelet, and Calibre 16 automatic chronograph movement
Calibre 8 Grande Date GMT 41mm steel case, matching
bracelet, and Calibre 8 automatic GMT