TAG Heuer has just launched another limited edition Carrera equipped with a new in house movement. This limited edition timepiece is the first model to carry this new movement. The Calibre 1969 seeks to honor the year when TAG Heuer, in collaboration with 2 other brands, released the first ever automatic chronograph movement. This is one of the nicer releases from TAG that I’ve encountered in a while. This piece is limited to 500 examples worldwide.
The TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 1969 is made black titanium and rose gold, which incorporate both durability, and excellent aesthetic values. The rose gold makes quite a stunning contrast against the black titanium. The case size on this model is expected to be no less than 44mm. The main crown and chrono pushers are fashioned from rose gold and carry black elements that go nicely with the overall décor of the watch. Fitted on this watch is a black alligator strap featuring rose gold toned contrast stitching. It is TAG’s attention to detail that really strikes home with me. All of the elements on this watch are carefully planned and not just thrown together because it seemed like a good idea at the time.
This wouldn’t be a Carrera unless there was a tachymeter present. Carreras, traditionally, are racing themed watches and are one of the all-time bestsellers from this esteemed brand. The dial features a Cotes de Genève motif. This stylized dial uses rose gold toned luminous hands for excellent contrast and readability at night. The only exception is the chrono seconds hand which is black titanium colored and rose gold tipped. The chronograph is capable of timing events of up to 12 hours. The date display is quite ingenious, with TAG Heuer integrating it in with the chronograph hours counter. This clever design allows the watch to keep its dial symmetry for a much more aesthetically pleasing finish.
The TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 1969 Limited Edition is currently retailing for USD $14,200.