The Tag Heuer Carrera model is more than just another revived line in the range of Tag Heuer watches; it is its best today. Since its revival in 1996, the Tag Heuer Carrera has pushed style and luxury beyond the company’s boundaries and gained a position among high-end men watches. It is so outstanding that it is the inspiration behind the Tag Heuer Mikro model. And, it is far from done producing new designs and styles.
Although the Tag Heuer Carrera stands out as a model, it is very diverse as it has many unique watches to its name. Every watch in its line is undoubtedly impressive, but five stand out for their brilliance. Here are the top five Tag Heuer Carrera that will set you apart from the rest.
Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 1887 Automatic Chronograph Carbon
Do not let the title mislead you, the Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 1887 Automatic Chronograph Carbon is every bit modern. It is the watch’s movement that has a design dating back to the 1880s. However, it does have a classic look to it. The Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 1887 Automatic Chronograph Carbon is conveniently light and affordable as its case is made of carbon fiber.
What’s more, the carbon fiber is reinforced to make it strong and durable, and its polished finish makes it feel smooth to the touch. The sleek feel is further complemented by a polished, scratch-resistant sapphire glass. Coupled with alligator leather straps, this watch is compact yet elegant.
The dial is black and detailed, unlike other Tag Heuer Carrera tourbillon watches on the list. It hosts three counters: a 30-minute sub-dial at the 9 o’clock position, 12-hour sub-dial at the 3 o’clock position, and seconds sub-dial at the 6 o’clock position.
There is also a date window at the 6 o’clock position. What’s more, the tachymeter stands out for the boldly printed minutes and seconds, and this goes a long way in adding to the watch’s compact appearance. The Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 1887 Automatic Chronograph Carbon is affordably priced for a watch in its category as it goes for $7,800.
Tag Heuer Car2112.fc6267
The Tag Heuer Car2112.fc6267 has a simple and vintage look about it. It is not as detailed as other watches in the list, but it does wonders with its combination of silver and brown colors. To start with, the case is made of polished stainless steel that gives it a flashy appearance. The dial and straps, on the other hand, feature a light hue of brown and are responsible for that unique vintage look and feel.
The dial is neat and detailed; it features a 30-minute sub-dial at the 12 o’clock position and a 12-hour sub- dial at the 6 o’clock position. It also features a date window located at the 6 o’clock position. And, in addition to the detailed tachymeter, the watch also features a unique movement decorated with a cotes de geneve engraving.
Perhaps the best thing about the Tag Heuer Car2112.fc6267 is its affordable pricing in spite of its high-end category. The watch goes for $3,700.
Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 1887 LC EU
The Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 1887 LC EU is large and bold as it should be considering its good looks. The case is made of pink gold, which gives it a shiny and luxurious look. It is also polished at the top and the sides, and, coupled with the scratch-resistant sapphire glass, the watch feels smooth and sleek on the wrist. The lugs, however, are brushed for a textured feel, and they blend in well with the alligator leather straps.
The dial is large and detailed. It features a hue of grey which contrasts well with the pink gold. It hosts three sub-dials: 30-minute and 12-hour sub-dials at the 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock positions, and a seconds sub-dial at the 9 o’clock position. The Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 1887 LC EU is priced at $11,016.
Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre Heuer 01 Skeleton
The Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre Heuer 01 Skeleton has been raising debate over whether it is indeed a Carrera or not. It is undoubtedly unique in looks and design, and it is indeed not only a Carrera but also one of the best. The case comes in two materials: rose gold or steel. It measures 45mm in diameter making it neither too small nor too big and giving it the attention it deserves.
The surface has a compact and textured feel to it, but the glass is made of sleek scratch-resistant sapphire. Coupled with rubber straps, this watch feels both compact and comfortable on the wrist. The dial is very noticeable as it is transparent to offer an insight into the complex movement underneath. It hosts three counters: a data skeleton window at the 3:30 o’clock position, a 12-hour sub-dial at the 12 o’clock position, and a 30-mite sub-dial at the 6 o’clock position.
The hands and hour markers are gold toned, and the former are luminescent for reading time in the dark. The Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre Heuer 01 Skeleton comes with 39 pieces of jewel, and it goes for $8,900.
Tag Heuer Carrera Heuer-02T Tourbillon
The Tag Heuer Carrera Heuer-02T Tourbillon is made from the concept of the Tag Heuer CH-80 Chronograph. It bares much of the elegance of the CH-80, but it also comes with a unique look and feel that give it its unmistakable identity. The case is made of a combination of titanium and carbon fiber, which makes the Tag Heuer Carrera Heuer- 02T Tourbillon feel comfortable and light on the wrist.
It is also conveniently small as the case measures 45mm in diameter, and the rubber straps ensure that it is always safely secured on your wrist. The dial is very detailed and sophisticated. It features 12-hour and 30-minute sub-dials located at the 9 and 3 o’clock positions respectively, and an exposure of the movement’s barrel at the 12 o’clock position. You can also catch a glimpse of the tourbillon at the 6 o’clock position, but it is not as large as in other Tag Heuer models.
And, like every tourbillon, the Tag Heuer Carrera Heuer-02T Tourbillon has an outstanding movement. Impressively, it is also water resistant up to a depth of 100 meters. This model comes in two versions: the non-limited edition priced at $15,950, and the limited edition priced at $21,300.
Written by Garrett Parker
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