Marathons, Tag Heuer, And Three New References For The Automatic Chronograph TAG Heuer Carrera HEUER-01

42,195 km or 26.2 miles. TAG Heuer has been accompanying competitive sports for over 150 years, and marathon races are among them. Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of last Sunday’s 2016 Paris Marathon, the 40th to date, the watch brand has also partnered with the marathons of New York City, Chicago, London, Berlin and Moscow.

Paris marathon
The Champs Elysées on April 3 2016

The second most important after New York City, this year’s Paris edition saw a total of 57,000 competitors from 140 countries at the starting line. Going beyond the limits of normal physical endurance perfectly embodies the TAG Heuer slogan of #Don’tCrackUnderPressure that accompanied the runners through the streets of the French capital. Cybrian Kotut from Kenya won with a time of 02:07:11; his compatriot Visilie Jepsheko was the first lady to finish in 02:25:53.

Tag Heuer Carrera HEUER-01
TAG Heuer Carrera HEUER-01

Among the new TAG Heuer models introduced at Baselworld this year, the Carrera HEUER-01 is made to time the winners. First presented in 2015, this signature chronograph model promised to be the backbone of a new collection, with a new case, new construction, new design and new automatic in-house caliber HEUER-01 based upon the 1887 calibre. Presented in titanium carbide coated steel with a perforated black rubber strap, the modular case construction with 12 different components was designed to open up the possibilities to combine new materials, colours, treatments and finishes.

Tag Heuer Carrera HEUER-01

That promise has been kept, with the introduction this year of three new references, and a brand new feature: a metal bracelet. Made from H-shaped links with the Carrera design, the bracelet has alternating satin and polished finishes, and features a dual safety mechanism with two push-pieces.

New case materials and other new bracelets have been introduced too, and now you can choose from an all-steel version (case and bracelet) CAR2A1W.BA0703; a lightweight all-titanium version: the “Carrera HEUER-01 Grey Phantom” CAR2A8A.BF0707; and a ceramic and rubber version, with case, bezel, lugs and case middle in black ceramic accompanied by a black, blue, red or white rubber strap CAR2A90.FT6071.

Tag Heuer Carrera HEUER-01

The model’s signature skeleton dial still of course reveals the chronograph controls and openwork date disc on the dial side, with the red column wheel at the back.

Case dimension: 45 mm. Push-pieces at 2 and 4 o’clock. Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating. Black or grey skeletonized dial with 3 counters: chrono minutes and hours at 12 and 6 o’clock with silver-plated azure or grey and black gold ring, and small seconds at 9 o’clock with black or grey azure ring.

Water resistant to 100 meters. Power reserve of 50 hours.

These models are being delivered now.


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