The Carrera is more than a watch for TAG Heuer. It has become an icon and a standalone collection hosting countless models from 3-handers to vintage-inspired, highly attractive editions – such as the recent Silver Edition or the Montreal version. But all the Carrera family has one thing in common: a timeless and easily recognizable design inspired by the world of motorsport. Introduced a couple of weeks ago, today we take a closer look at the brand’s latest addition to the collection, the new TAG Heuer Carrera Sport Chronograph 44mm.

Born in 1953, the Carrera is the best expression of what TAG Heuer stands for. Sporty, legible, clean and finely designed, this watch was born as a chronograph and is one of the most important watches in the past fifty years. Yet, an icon has to keep up with the times and this year TAG Heuer demonstrates its modern side with a new range of Carrera watches positioned as the cornerstone of the collection.

Don’t look for vintage elements here, the new Carrera Sport Chronographs are contemporary models with modern materials and a clean design. Still, the basics of the Carrera are present such as the connection with the automotive world or the signature angular lugs. Offered in a new case measuring 44mm in diameter, the brand has, however, works on ergonomics with a more compact case.

This new TAG Heuer Carrera Sport Chronograph is also top-of-the-range material since it features the brand’s in-house automatic chronograph movement, the Calibre Heuer 02 – a modern and powerful engine with integrated architecture, column wheel and 80h power reserve. Offered in four different versions, it has a lot to offer and won’t disappoint as an alternative to the heavyweight models in this crowded category.

In addition to the video review above, you can also check out our early hands-on with the four new watches in this collection here.

For more details and orders, visit tagheuer.com.

 

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