TAG Heuer to Launch Carrera Calibre 16 Day Date Chronograph for Singapore

Aug 20, 2009
TAG Heuer has long been closely related to the world of motor racing and Formula One. To celebrate the spectacular Formula One night race hosted in Singapore for the second year in a row, the brand has designed a commemorative Carrera watch for Singapore.

The timepiece follows the steps of the limited edition TAG Heuer Grand Carrera Calibre 8 that was introduced last year and enjoyed tremendous success. The limited edition of 150 pieces was sold out within just 9 days, with one piece auctioned off at the M.I.L.K. Charity Dinner Auction having been acquired for 45,000 dollars.

The new Carrera is expected to be released in September. It will be available in a limited edition of 250 pieces.

The TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 Day Date Chronograph Singapore Limited Edition watch demonstrates green accents that nicely match the brands green and red logo and makes one think of the glowing green borders on the Formula One night track. The checked black dial of the timepiece, with its super luminous hand-applied Arabic numerals and hands, is clearly inspired by Formula One racing.

The case of the TAG Heuer watch, 43mm in diameter, is sculptured from polished and brushed stainless steel. It incorporates a large crown and pushbuttons reminding the stop-watches inspired by the world of 1950-s racecars driving. The fine-brushed steel bezel features a tachymeter scale. The dial is shielded by a double-antireflective curved sapphire crystal. The timepiece is 100-meter water-resistant.

The checkered pattern on the dial is evocative of carbon fiber. The dial features countersunk sub-dials for hours and minutes. The color green highlights the chronograph seconds hand in the center, the chronograph start/stop button, the tachymeter bezel, and even the stitching of the strap. The crocodile leather strap is fitted with a stainless steel deployant clasp with a safety push button.

The TAG Heuer Carrera watch is animated by the exclusive TAG Heuer Calibre 16 automatic movement based on the famous Valjoux 7750, one of the most reliable chronograph movements ever. The movement allows easy adjustment of the date and day functions and features a 30-minute and 12-hour sub-counters, as well as continuously running small seconds.

The movement, with the balance frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, gives an advantage of a 48-hour power reserve. It is visible through a scratch-resistant sapphire case-back.

The TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 Day Date Chronograph Singapore Limited Edition watch will be available at a retail price of 6,500 dollars.


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