TAG Heuer presents the Carrera CronotempVs Collectors, a limited edition chronograph inspired by a model from 1974
In this year 2023, TAG Heuer is proud to celebrate the 60th anniversary of a global icon: the TAG Heuer Carrera watch. For six decades, this timeless model from the Swiss watchmaking brand has defined the design of high-performance watches, the spirit of competition, and the culture of success.
Since its launch in 1963, the TAG Heuer Carrera model has become a symbol of aspiration, achievement, and good taste. Throughout six decades, it has been worn on the wrists of fashion icons, from Mick Jagger to James Hunt and Ryan Gosling. Always maintaining its sleek profile, backed by Swiss mechanics and refinement.
And just like that, an icon was born
In 1963, the Heuer Carrera model made its debut. It was a carefully thought-out design and a clear expression of Jack’s philosophy. On one hand, it was a tool, created to be useful and functional, so its design was clean and legible, without any distracting elements. On the other hand, it was also modern and inventive. It was Jack’s idea, for example, to press the tachymeter scale onto the tension ring, an innovative device unique to the Carrera watch, which was used to hold the crystal in place and protect the watch from dust and water.
An unprecedented chronograph for collectors
The purity and simple effectiveness of its design also made it beautiful, to the point that over six decades, the TAG Heuer Carrera model has become a perennial favorite among watch collectors, an industry icon, and an incredible success story. Jack’s inspiring vision remains relevant and as powerful as it was 60 years ago.
In this special year for the Carrera, TAG Heuer has partnered with CronotempVs Collectors, one of the world’s most important watch collectors’ communities based in Madrid, to create an unprecedented Carrera chronograph. It is a limited edition of 74 pieces, inspired by the Heuer Carrera chronograph (ref. 1153BN) from 1974. This watch is nicknamed the “Yachting” by collectors due to the orange segment present in the minute counter.
Elegance with maximum visibility
The TAG Heuer Carrera CronotempVs Collectors watch continues a story that began 60 years ago, perpetuating a classic shape: a simple round case with a diameter of 42mm in brushed and polished steel. In addition, the integrated flowing lugs and ergonomic chronograph pushers at 2 and 4 o’clock enhance the comfort on the wrist.
The anthracite gray dial retains the design of the original 1974 model with a silver tachymeter. Furthermore, the bluish-black minute chronograph counter with an orange segment is located at 3 o’clock, while the bluish-black hour chronograph counter is positioned at 9 o’clock. At 6 o’clock, there is a small seconds sub-dial and a date window. The hour and minute indices and hands are polished rhodium-plated with white Super-LumiNova® coating. A central orange second hand, matching the minute counter, adds to the sporty style of the Carrera CronotempVs Collectors.
The Calibre Heuer 02
The Heuer 02 is Carole Forestier-Kasapi’s brain child and in her words; “The TH20-00 represents a leap in quality and durability. All TAG Heuer movements will now have to meet this new benchmark of excellence. »
Developed entirely in-house and produced at our movements manufacturer in Chevenez. The key element of the Heuer 02 is its chronograph, the beating heart of TAG Heuer watchmaking, designed to measure performance and sports records. Designed with passion and flair, the Heuer 02 movement is renowned for being the driver of iconic collections such as Carrera, Monaco, and more recently Monza or Autavia Chronometer Flyback.
Finally, the TAG Heuer Carrera CronotempVs Collectors comes with a perforated black calf leather strap with a deployant clasp and a “Limited Edition” case
TAG Heuer Carrera “Cronotempvs Collectors” Chronograph
Calibre HEUER02 Automatic
Hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph
Black sand-blasted dial with silver flange and Tachymetric scale
- 3 o’clock: black minute chronograph counter with orange accents; rhodium-plated polished hand
- 9 o’clock: black minute chronograph counter; rhodium-plated polished hand
- 6 o’clock: permanent second indicator; rhodium-plated polished hand
Rhodium-plated polished applied indexes
Rhodium-plated facetted, polished hour and minute hands with white Super-LumiNova®
Orange lacquered central seconds hand
6 o’clock date
42 mm diameter Polished steel case Polished steel standard crown at 3 o’clock Polished steel round push buttonat 2 o’clock Polished steel round push button at 4 o’clock Steel screw-down sapphire caseback
Water resistance: 100 meters
Black Racing calfskin/leather strap
Steel folding clasp with double safety push buttons
Price 5.247,93 EUROS (Ex. TAX)