Back in early 2020, TAG Heuer introduced one of its most appealing watches in recent years, the Carrera 160 Years Silver Edition. An elegant tribute to the earliest versions of this legendary chronograph, it nicely merged modern elements and technical base, with an undeniable vintage charm. This retro-shaped chronograph is coming back this year in a new limited edition, this time with a colourful dial, an original deep blue-green with an intense shimmer. So, let’s have a closer look at this new TAG Heuer Carrera Green Special Edition.
When launched, the idea of the Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition was to bring back the flair of the original 1960s versions of this watch, yet in a modernized way. Named after the legendary Carrera Panamericana race and born in 1963, the Carrera was one of Jack Heuer’s first creation. Clean, focused, elegantly designed, its design with signature applied indexes and faceted lugs will become one of the TAG Heuer’s pillar collections. In addition to the contemporary editions offered by the brand these days, such as the Carrera Sport 44mm and the Carrera 42mm, the brand also has another, more faithful and retro-styled version in its collection, but only reserved to limited edition models, such as the Silver edition and the Montreal.
Built around the same base as these two watches, TAG Heuer today introduces a new limited model, this time with a more original colour, yet still with the sleek, minimalistic look of the original models, as well as the nicely proportioned case already used in the past years.
As such, this new TAG Heuer Carrera Green Special Edition is built around a clean and relatively compact case measuring 39mm in diameter. It is also designed to be as close as possible to the original concept, with entirely polished steel surfaces, a thin flat bezel framing a box-shaped sapphire crystal, straight casebands and the emblematic faceted lugs of this collection. Being modernly powered, it is however relatively thick, with an approximate 15mm height. The right side is equipped with traditional pump pushers and an unprotected crown – all of which resulting in a refined, sporty-chic look that was already the hallmark of the original Carreras.
What’s new this year is the dial, well its colour to be precise. The whole design is, just like the case, intended to be as close as possible to the spirit of early models, with the sleek style of the 2447. This means a dial without tachymeter, without date, without modern applied logo… The essential only. The sober tricompax dial only displays the time and the chronograph, and all the elements are made to make its use simple and legible. The watch features applied baton indexes and hands with a rhodium-plated and polished surface, and the simple “Heuer-only” logo and “Carrera” name are found at 12 o’clock.
For this 2021 TAG Heuer Carrera Green Special Edition, the brand has selected a surprising colour, named teal, with a blue-green hue. Fresh and creative, yet relatively subtle in most conditions, it is paired with a sunray-brushed pattern that makes the colour more vibrant in sunlight. The sub-dials are snailed to detach from the rest of the dial. The watch is worn on a classic (too classic maybe) black alligator strap closed by a steel folding clasp with safety buttons.
Under a sapphire caseback is the brand’s classic in-house Heuer 02 movement. A modern integrated architecture, it features a column wheel and a vertical clutch. This movement, which powers most of the brand’s higher-end chronographs, is built to be robust and offers an extended power reserve of 80 hours. Through the caseback, it shows a blackened oscillating weight as well as teal-coloured touches on the inscriptions and the column wheel.
Availability & price
The TAG Heuer Carrera Green Special Edition 39mm Calibre Heuer 02 (ref. CBK221F.FC6479) is a limited edition of 500 pieces, which will be available as of 11 May 2021, exclusively in TAG Heuer boutiques and through the brand’s e-commerce websites. It will be priced at EUR 6,300, CHF 6,500, USD 6,650 or GBP 5,500.
For more details and orders, please visit www.tagheuer.com.
Technical specifications – TAG Heuer Carrera Green Special Edition
Case: 39mm diameter x approx. 15mm height – stainless steel case, polished – domed sapphire crystal with double AR coating – sapphire caseback – 100m water-resistant
Dial: teal-coloured (blue-green) sunray-brushed dial, snailed sub-dials, polished and rhodium-plated hands and indexes with beige-coloured Super-LumiNova
Movement: Calibre Heuer 02, in-house – integrated automatic chronograph with column-wheel and vertical clutch – 28,800 vibrations/hour – 80h power reserve – 33 jewels – 31mm – hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph with 12-hour and 30-minute counters
Strap: Black alligator strap, polished steel folding clasp with safety buttons
Availability: Limited to 500 pieces
Available from 11 May 2021, TAG Heuer boutiques and online store exclusive
Price: EUR 6,300