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TAG HEUER CARRERA CALIBRE 16 SPEEDS

The TAG Heuer Carrera has always been a timepiece for racing drivers as much as for watch aficionados who treasure timepieces with heritage and innovative design. The new stylistic enhancements to the legendary TAG Heuer Carrera give it a more modern edge that not only improves the legibility of the dial, but also makes it ideal for everyday style from the office to a casual weekend on the go. The revamped 41 mm TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 combines performance with a sporty, distinguished appearance for a timepiece that is as functional and comfortable as it is fashionable.

TAG HEUER CARRERA CALIBRE 16 SPEEDS

Driving first-class design

Several newly designed features make this refreshed timepiece stand out from its stylish predecessors. The dial in sunray black or sunray blue – has evolved to become even more legible, ideal for drivers as they speed towards the finish line or cruise down the open road. The counters on the chronograph’s three subdials are larger and more pronounced. Instead of a dot of SuperLuminova® at each index, the index markers are now subtly filled with the luminescent material for optimal visibility in any condition. A dash of colour enhances the overall appearance of the timepiece – on the black dial, a red accent graces the tips of the central seconds hand and subdial hands, the start/stop pusher and the flange from 12 to 3 o’clock. On the models with a blue dial, the accent is orange.

TAG HEUER CARRERA CALIBRE 16 SPEEDS

Further distinguishing the new models is the stainless-steel case, which appears thinner and sleeker due to the shorter lugs and a balance of brushed and polished finishes that give the watch a more dynamic character. The new length and style of the lugs make the watch more comfortable to wear day after day, race after race.

The black or blue ceramic bezel also appears larger since it no longer has a metal ring along the outer edge. This change underscores the sporty look of this elegant timepiece.

A dynamic combination

The most eye-catching of the four new models is the piece in blue with a light brown leather strap. Reintroducing this colour in a TAG Heuer Carrera watch of this size, this modern timepiece is presented on a perforated calfskin strap with stitching and lining in the same orange colour as the accents on the dial. Its counterpart also features the dial in sunray blue but has a stainless-steel bracelet. The models with a sunray black dial come with a stainless-steel bracelet or a perforated black leather strap with red stitching.

TAG HEUER CARRERA CALIBRE 16 SPEEDS

Under the bonnet

Powering each of the new models is the automatic Calibre 16, protected by a stamped caseback with the collection name and a tyre-track pattern that serves as a nod to the collection’s heritage of high speed and adventure. The crown has also been given a slight upgrade with black lacquer around the centre and the TAG Heuer shield.

TAG HEUER CARRERA CALIBRE 16 SPEEDS

The TAG Heuer Carrera collection was originally introduced in 1963. Its ties with the world of motor racing continue to drive the line, which has become one of the brand’s most popular and well known. Designed for professional racers, the collection was named after the famous and dangerous Carrera Panamericana race, which saw only the most daring drivers take part. The word Carrera means “race” or “career”, and the bold, innovative and tough watches bearing this name are made for those who do things their way whether out on the racetrack or following their own path.

 

TAG Heuer Monaco Watch

TAG Heuer kicks off the 50th anniversary celebrations for the Monaco timepiece at the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix, the legendary event that gave the watch its name in 1969.

In honour of this milestone, throughout the year, five creations will be successively revealed, inspired by the different decades from 1969 to 2019, and paying tribute to timeless design, enduring innovation and a style icon now more contemporary than ever.

The Monaco’s daring and iconic design has made it instantly recognisable. Every aspect of the Monaco timepiece design was radical, and went where no other watch had gone before in terms of design and technology. Not only was the TAG Heuer Monaco the first ever water-resistant square watch, it was also the first to feature an automatic-winding chronograph movement.

Highlighting the breakthrough and yet timeless design of the original Monaco, TAG Heuer have created five new models inspired by the trends, colours and styles that characterised each decade of the Monaco’s half-century history.

Emblematic geometric shapes and colours from the 1970s, combined with a timeless Côtes de Genève pattern are some of the features that distinguish the first model to celebrate the Monaco’s 50th anniversary.

Presented on a brown leather strap with holes lined in light brown, this stainless-steel timepiece has been produced in an edition limited to only 169 pieces. The green dial features brown and yellow touches and a Côtes de Genève finishing. The hands are coated with SuperLuminova®. Only a quick glance at the subdials and the position of the crown is needed to recognise this unconventional timepiece’s Monaco lineage.

The caseback of this 1970s-inspired timepiece is engraved with the original “Monaco Heuer” logo as well as “1969-1979 Special Edition” and “One of 169”.

Beating inside the case is the renowned Calibre 11, a modern version of the automatic-winding chronograph movement that made its debut inside the original Monaco in 1969.

Movement
TAG Heuer Automatic Calibre 11, diameter 30 mm, 59 jewels, balance oscillating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz), 40-hour power reserve

Functions
Chronograph with seconds and minutes; date, hours, minutes and small seconds at 3 o’clock

Case
Diameter 39 mm, case in stainless steel, fixed bezel in stainless steel, sapphire crystal, polished steel crown at 9 o’clock and push buttons at 2 and 4 o’clock, water-resistant to 100 metres (10 bar), steel caseback with “1969-1979 Special Edition” and “One of 169” engravings

Dial
Green dial with Côtes de Genève finishing, sunray black gold plated small counters, polished, facetted indexes, brown and yellow touches on hands and indexes

Strap
Brown calfskin leather strap, polished folding clasp in stainless steel

Limited to 169 watches

Special Packaging
Like the watch itself, the watch box is also inspired by the original. Each of the special-edition models comes in a box with colours that match the watch and the decade it represents. The 1970s-inspired model is packaged in a dark blue box decorated with the Heuer logo and a horizontal chequer-pattern stripe. The watch is placed on a yellow cushion and surrounded by a green interior – the same colour found on the dial.

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At the end of the summer celebration in Ibiza, David Guetta, in collaboration with TAG Heuer, recorded live on a vinyl an exclusive remix of one of his song. This vinyl together with a TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45, is going to be sold at auction to gather funds for the “Bridges for Music Charity”. A charity chosen by David Guetta.

Bridges for music, is a charity that believes in the power of music, especially the power to bring people together. The charity gathers key players of the music industry, such as David Guetta, in order to support their responsible developments in developing countries and to raise awareness on issues that need attention.

This sale is part of the #MondayMonday operation launched by TAG Heuer. Each first Monday of the month, TAG Heuer pursues its avant-garde tradition by unveiling on www.tagheuer.com an exclusive and meaningful item to its most dedicated lovers.

The Vinyl and the TAG Heuer Connected modular 45, both signed by David Guetta, will be sold on Monday 4th of September at 16:00 Swiss Time.

Helping to raise as much funds as possible, TAG Heuer lovers and David Guetta fans can bid to become the proud owner of a unique David Guetta Vinyl as well as a TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45, by visiting tagheuer.com, whilst playing a crucial part in helping raise much needed funds.

Link to the sales: https://www.tagheuer.com/monday-monday-david-guetta-auction

The first participatory event of its kind showcasing TAG Heuer’s rich heritage.

The goal? to collectively choose the historic Autavia model to be reissued in 2017.

This is an original project, a community initiative, a spontaneous consultative approach with customers, collectors, enthusiasts, boutique clients, etc. A first among watchmaking brands in terms of preserving and showcasing their heritage.

On Thursday 17th March 2016, the first day of the BASELWORLD international trade fair, TAG Heuer will launch a major online operation, “THE AUTAVIA CUP”, the aim of which is to choose the historic Autavia model to be reissued in 2017.

What do you think? Which is your favourite? TAG Heuer will be asking all fans of the brand to choose THEIR OWN favourite historic Autavia model from a selection of 16 watches that represent the first generation of Autavias produced by the company in the 1960s.

The principle is simple: the first round takes place on the dedicated website, autaviacup.com: have a look at the side-by-side pairs of photos showing the 16 watches and vote online before 31st March 2016 for your favourite in each pair. The second online round will follow, to determine the 4 finalists before 14th April, the operation deadline.

On Monday 18th April 2016, a TAG Heuer internal Products Committee led by Jean-Claude Biver, CEO of TAG Heuer and President of the LVMH Group Watch Division – himself a watch collector – will reveal online the watch chosen from among the 4 finalists as the one to be reissued and presented at Baselworld in 2017.

Choose your favourite historic Autavia and bring it back to life… Get involved from Thursday 17th March 2016, the opening date for this year’s BASELWORLD trade fair.

Just six months after the release of the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01, the backbone of a new collection of contemporary manufacture chronographs, comes the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-02T, a COSC-certified automatic chronograph combined with a titanium and carbon flying tourbillon.

A symbol of the accessible luxury so dear to TAG Heuer, this watch symbolises technology, exemplary quality, performance, manufacture expertise, and the perfect mastery of industrial processes and manufacturing costs which have made it the only COSC automatic chronograph with Tourbillon produced by the Swiss watch industry for under 15,000 CHF. The Black Phantom version priced at 19,900 CHF, is part of a limited edition of 250 numbered pieces.

It was developed directly from the DNA of the CH-80 chronograph, used as a basis to interpret two of traditional watchmaking’s most famous complications: the chronograph (one of TAG Heuer’s key strengths), and the aesthetically pleasing tourbillon.

At 4 Hz, and 28,800 vibrations/hour, the main technical challenge was to house a single barrel, the chronograph functions, the automatic winding mechanism and the flying tourbillon within a diameter of 32 mm, whilst ensuring the counters were well spaced to create a modern, balanced look.

An industrial framework was developed to optimise assembly in TAG Heuer’s Chevenez workshops. It houses a lightweight tourbillon hand-crafted by 4 watchmakers, inspired by the Monaco V4’s tourbillon, which has central sections made from titanium and a carbon top section. This tourbillon offers a power reserve in excess of 65 hours.

All the fitting, assembly and adjustment work is performed by hand. The main components are manufactured in the workshops of the TAG Heuer Manufacture. At the heart of the tourbillon, the balance spring is produced by the brand’s Swiss partner, Atokalpa.

Each watch must undergo a protocol involving a total of 21 days of testing. Each movement is certified by the independent testing body, Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC), which guarantees that the chronometer meets the highest accuracy standards when worn.

The movement is housed in the latest generation case. Made from grade 5 titanium, lightweight and more shock-resistant, it uses a different form of construction with 12 modular components. This design opens up a huge range of possibilities, with an infinite combination of materials, colours, treatments and finishes. This assembly is complemented by a black alligator strap sewn onto rubber, ensuring it boasts TAG Heuer’s signature refined, yet sporty look. Waterproof to 100 metres.

Finally, the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-02symbolises the continued investment and creativity of the TAG Heuer brand, which has been, and continues to be, at the forefront the Swiss Avant-Garde since 1860. More than a slogan, the avant-garde is our spirit, our culture and our philosophy!