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This iconic Carrera watch was born in the 1960s, successfully transformed into a modern luxury chronograph, and continues to be the flagship model of TAG Heuer. In this month’s “Watch” series, we delve into the history of TAG Heuer Carrera and explore some modern versions of TAG Heuer Carrera.
A brief history of the Carrera chronograph
Before the appearance of TAG Heuer, there was TAG Heuer. The TAG Heuer brand was founded by Edouard Heuer in Switzerland in 1860. With the inheritance of the family business, TAG Heuer enjoys a good reputation in manufacturing precision movements and top-quality pocket watches. In 1962, the founder’s great-grandson Jack Heuer took over the company. The Carrera chronograph was developed and launched in 1963 by Jack Heuer as the company ’s head. The design of this fake watch takes full account of motorsport and is named after the famous dangerous car, Carrera Panamericana.
The man behind Carrera Jack Heuer Carrera ’s early models used manual winding mechanical movements, and Heuer was an integral part of the development of automatic chronograph movements. TAG Heuer and Breitling, Buren and Dubois-Depraz teamed up. Timepiece.
TAG Heuer named its automatic chronograph movement Caliber11. It powers the first automatic Carrera automatic chronograph (also TAG Heuer Autavia and replica TAG Heuer Monaco chronographs). Due to the new movement, the chronograph button remains on the right side of the case, but the barrel crown moves to the left. TAG Heuer offers both manual and automatic versions of Carrera.
Later, in the late 1970s, the quartz version joined the lineup. there are about 110 Carrera watches manufactured from the 1960s to the 1980s. In 1982, due to the turbulent “quartz crisis” of the Swiss watch industry, Jack Heuer sold his company. In 1985, TAG (Avant-Garde Technology) acquired the company, and the watch company was renamed TAG Heuer.
TAG Heuer Carrera returns
Carrera was not part of the first ten years of TAG Heuer’s establishment, but it changed in 1996. TAG Heuer has launched three versions of the first Carrera chronograph, which even includes the original Heuer logo. Facts have proved that Carrera’s re-issue is very successful, paving the way for a strong return. LVMH acquired TAG Heuer in 1999, and the new management saw Carrera ’s potential quickly add to the permanent model. Today, Carrera has become the midstream a-pillar of the TAG Heuer product catalog. As a result, there are countless versions of iconic watches. Let us discover some modern versions of TAG Heuer Carrera.
TAG Heuer Carrera movement stainless steel 16
TAG Heuer (TAG Heuer) released the modern Carrera movement 16 in 2004, numbered CV20XX. These modern chronographs have completely updated Carrera and have design details suitable for modern tastes, such as a 41 mm case, a fixed outer ring (Carrera’s first use) and a variety of materials and color options. In addition, because the self-winding movement powers the 16 movement, the dial design uses triple 6/9/12 layout registers and a date window at 3 o’clock. It is worth noting that the early models of Carrera Caliber 16 were equipped with a sapphire bottom cover to view the movement, while the latest version of the movement has a sturdy bottom cover.