CARRERA CALIBRE 16 CHRONOGRAPH
With this chronograph that can be worn just as easily at work or in the gym, TAG Heuer is continuing the tradition of watches linked to motor racing. Start her up!
The spirit of competition is always much in evidence at TAG Heuer. With the Carrera 16 Calibre Chronograph, unveiled during Baselworld, the brand is maintaining the legend of the original model, 55 years after it was launched on the watchmaking world. This timepiece has several sports-style elements with a well-chosen range of colours to add dynamism to the dial. The dial itself has a classic layout, like the split-time measurements set in the traditional way using monopushers. The results are displayed in hour and minute sub-dials at 12 and 6 o’clock, respectively. The second hand is in the centre. The dial also features a running seconds sub-dial at 9 o’clock and a date counter at 3 o’clock.
Like all watches used for sport, robustness is this model’s strength. A practically scratch-proof ceramic bezel encircles an equally scratch-proof curved sapphire glass. The watch is housed in a 41mm-wide steel case that is watertight down to 100 metres. The case provides ideal protection for an automatic mechanical movement with 42 hours of power reserve once wound.
To show off its characteristic style, two versions of the Carrera 16 Calibre Chronograph are available. One comes with a black dial, combined with a black leather strap recalling the traditional perforated gloves once worn by motor-racing drivers. The other blends the blue dial with a steel strap featuring a folding clasp.
Price: 3,800 EUR (leather) – 3,950 EUR (steel) tagheuer.com
By Dan Diaconu
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