TAG Heuer releases a 188-piece limited edition of a redesigned vintage Heuer Carrera to mark Jack Heuer’s birthday. To pay tribute to his visionary contribution to the brand’s 160-year longevity
19th of November 2020: Jack Heuer, great-grandson of the brand’s founder, former TAG Heuer CEO and current Honorary Chairman, celebrates his birthday today. In honour of his symbolic eighty eighth year, which embodies luck with its double infinity loop, the Swiss luxury watchmaker is releasing an 18K rose gold limited edition of the recently relaunched TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph.
Jack Heuer’s birthday limited edition tells the story of Jack and the TAG Heuer Carrera
Launched in 1963, the TAG Heuer Carrera is not only Jack Heuer’s favourite collection, but also the first timepiece that he created entirely, choosing and registering its name as well as designing its aesthetics down to the smallest details. The Carrera was a watch made for professional racing drivers that featured a highly legible, minimalist dial that has helped forge its legendary status. When he was told about the treacherous Carrera Panamericana race, the word carrera resonated deeply with Jack. The word means “road”, “race”, “journey” or “career” in Spanish, and it shaped the destiny of a watch that is now a true icon.
The TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Jack Heuer Birthday Gold Limited Edition
Framed by a 42 mm 18K rose gold case, the TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Jack Heuer Birthday Gold Limited Edition features a silver opaline dial with a duo of applied stylised infinity loops in the centre of the dial, symbolising Jack’s birthday and recalling his infinitely precious legacy to the brand. True to the aesthetics of the original 1158CHN Heuer model. Only the two sunray brushed chronograph subdials at 3 and 9 o’clock appear in contrasting black as a nod to vintage racing timepieces.
As for the counter at 6 o’clock, which did not exist in the original version, it elegantly blends in tone on tone with the dial. The silhouette of the redesigned date display and the hands. The size has been perfectly adjusted to that of the hour-markers, are two subtle details that come straight from Jack’s vision and eye for clean and clear dial design, and they add the final touch to the aesthetic balance of this timepiece. A black alligator strap bears Jack Heuer’s signature in gold lettering.
This limited-edition model is equipped with the Calibre Heuer 02 manufacture movement. It is made of 168 components, including a column wheel and a vertical clutch, and boasts an impressive power reserve of 80 hours. The visible oscillating mass engraved with Jack Heuer’s motto “Time never stops, why should we?” expresses his resilient mindset and seemingly boundless energy, and reminds us of the enduring sense of eternity embodied by the TAG Heuer Carrera collection.
TAG Heuer Carrera Jack Heuer Birthday Gold Limited Edition
Price 17.450 Euros