The TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition perfect replica dispatched back in January. As one of the brand’s most attractive deliveries this year, we’re glad to draw it back out into the open. Saddling the outdated vibes of Heuer’s brilliant age, this Carrera adds a hint of after-supper class to an assortment that is, in its advanced pretense, undeniably more lively in style.
When you’ve been around for 160 years (as Heuer has), you can be pardoned for running out of model names. Yet, it must be said that TAG Heuer might have given its new Carrera any name under the sun and it would in any case be an attractive expansion to the list. The new TAG Heuer Carrera (reference number CBK221B.FC6479) was a welcome re-visitation of the spotless lines of the past. It is vigorously propelled by the 1960s Heuer Carrera with reference 2447S that we canvassed in this article on Fratello .
TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition
Let’s kick things off by referencing the glaring issue at hand. There may be some more elephants, however maybe the greatest elephant is the size of the perfect replica The first estimated simply 36mm. The advanced update? A “whopping” 39mm. That sort of engorgement may tick off the fanatic authorities who love the 2447S. Then again, you could contend that the size increment is planned to draw in another crowd. Furthermore, all things considered, aren’t vintage gatherers more worried about vintage pieces as opposed to present day call-backs? Had TAG Heuer stayed with the 36mm measurement, it may have estranged the contemporary consumer.
Furthermore, it would be a genuine stretch to propose that 39mm is “large” by present day principles. Truth be told, to many, 39mm addresses the ideal size. It is conceivable to hold something of a vintage character while fulfilling the cutting edge want for more prominent wrist presence.
It all makes perfect sense
The rest of the perfect replica is pretty rad. TAG Heuer did truly regard the plan of the first Carrera. It is intriguing to see that the brand isn’t excessively timid (nor glad) to put the previous company name on the dial. This is a slick touch. Present day TAG Heuer marking would have weakened the tasteful. The sunburst finish of the dial and the round grained sub-dials look magnificent. Furthermore, the completion of the applied hour markers is first rate. Everything makes perfect sense.
What likewise bodes well, is the utilization of their in-house type Heuer 02 development. Of course, a hand-wound chronograph development would come nearer to the first Carrera 2447S, which was controlled by the acclaimed Valjoux 72 chronograph development, yet this type 02 is a commendable decision for this re-edition. The utilization of this Heuer type 02 development changes the situation of the running seconds compared to the Valjoux 72. Rather than 9 o’clock, the running seconds are currently at 6 o’clock, traded with the hour counter of the chronograph. The moment counter remaining parts situated at 3 o’clock.
Heuer’s type 02 is a section wheel chronograph with a 80-hour power save. The presentation back makes this type 02 development obvious for the proprietor of the new Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition. Besides, the perfect replica is water-impervious to 100 meters (another cutting edge advantage).
I truly like this TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition, notwithstanding the increment of 3mm in distance across. Indeed, even the cost, at $6,450, appears to be reasonable worth. Another glaring issue at hand that I didn’t notice previously, is the way that this perfect replica has been limited to 1,860 pieces, commemorating Heuer’s year of establishment. I don’t mind it being a limited edition, yet I would have wanted to see this in the ordinary collection.
Hopefully, it is an indication of what might be on the horizon. The business is in critical need of a set up name to take care of business with regards to delivering all the more thoughtfully estimated chronographs in a work of art, brandishing style. The TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition perfect replica is an extraordinary piece to try things out and to measure customer interest for this sort of model. Be that as it may, if this model comes up short on a touch of shading in your book, TAG Heuer has an energetic option for you…
TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Montreal Limited Edition
Here we have another fine reconsidering of an exemplary colorway. The cutting edge TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Montreal Limited Edition is additionally conveyed in a 39mm treated steel case with the natural “Glassbox” development. It isn’t a similar case as the first Montreal edition from 1972, however I for one am happy to see this striking dial configuration introduced in a more current other option. This one is limited to only 1,000 pieces and will probably address a more youthful crowd that recollects the beginning of Heuer’s relationship with motorsport and the brilliant shadings that encapsulated that era.
As you can see from the above comparison shot (and the performance shot of the first Montreal underneath), this is a truly liberal update. It is uncommon for me to say this, however I really incline toward the general look of the advanced issue. Indeed, the 1972 rendition has gobs of legacy cool, yet it only isn’t as wearable, nor as flexible as its successor.
This limited edition highlights blue, yellow, and red features on its dial and a blue calfskin gator lash. The in-house Caliber 02 programmed additionally controls this three-register chronograph. The Montreal comes in at €6,400 and has been accessible since July. Yet, advise us, which of these celebratory chronographs do you like? Is it the smooth silver adaptation or the far fruitier Montreal limited? If it’s not too much trouble, vote in our survey and let us know your musings in the comments segment moreover. More data through TAG Heuer .