Watch brand TAG Heuer celebrates 160 year anniversary with re-edition Carrera Highlight

By Tempus | 15 Jan 2020 | Style

The Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition is inspired by the iconic 1960s design

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Swiss watch brand TAG Heuer is kicking off a year of celebrations with the reveal of its new limited edition Carrera 160 Years Silver timepiece. The watch celebrates the brand's 160-year anniversary with a limited run of just 1860 pieces to mark the year the brand was established. 

Available worldwide from June 2020, the TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition is based on the 1962 Carrera timepiece, which was inspired by one of the most treacherous road races in the world – the Carrera Panamericana. 

The chronograph was designed with clean lines and balanced proportions for drivers who need to see the time at a glance during races. The 1964 Carrera featured a monochrome silver dial and three azurage counters – and is now being reimagined with 21st century style.  >>

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The 160 Year edition is created in stainless steel and features a new 39mm shaped case. The permanent second indicator is at 6 o'clock instead of 9 o'clock, due to the difference in the construction of the Valjoux 72 from 1963 and today’s Heuer 02 movement. 

This sophisticated in-house innovation is entirely Swiss-made in TAG Heuer’s Chevenez manufacture. It comprises 168 components, including a column wheel and a vertical clutch – signatures of improved chronograph timekeeping and high-quality manufacture movements – and boasts an impressive power reserve of 80 hours. 

The central hour and minute hands are now facetted and coated with beige SuperLuminova®, while the Carrera name and Heuer shield are both printed on the dial. Yet, its retro appearance is perfectly preserved by the domed sapphire crystal. The redesigned oscillating weight, visible through the crystal, is engraved to mark it as an anniversary edition. 

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