Watches & Wonders 2023 – TAG Heuer Releases on Day 1
 

Watches & Wonders 2023 – TAG Heuer Releases on Day 1

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To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the TAG Heuer Carrera, the company has released several new variants today. Here they are, hot off the press!  

TAG HEUER CARRERA CHRONOGRAPH 39 MM

2023 TAG Heuer Carrera

TAG HEUER CARRERA CHRONOGRAPH 39 MM - TAG Heuer

First sight of the new TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph 39mm, available in blue or black. The new model is inspired by the "glassbox" design and looks to a become keystone design in the company's collection of contemporary watches. Powered by the evolved TH20-00 in-house movement, the watch has a bi-directional movement with a redesigned skeletonized rotor in the form of a TAG Heuer shield.

TAG HEUER CARRERA CHRONOGRAPH TOURBILLON 42MM

2023 TAG Heuer Carrera

TAG HEUER CARRERA CHRONOGRAPH TOURBILLON 42MM - TAG Heuer

TAG have also released a new Carrera chronograph with a tourbillon visible through an aperture at 6 o'clock. With a “glassbox effect”, it counteracts the effects of gravity on the mechanical movement's accuracy. The watch is powered by the in-house tourbillon movement, TH20-09, COSC certified with a 65-hour power reserve.

TAG HEUER CARRERA CHRONOGRAPH 42 MM

2023 TAG Heuer Carrera

TAG HEUER CARRERA CHRONOGRAPH 42 MM - TAG Heuer

For their third launch of the show TAG take us back to the original 1963 Heuer Carrera. Available in blue or black dials with 42 mm stainless steel cases and high-end calfskin straps, these models feature a simple round case, fluid integrated lugs, and ergonomic chronograph pushers. With splashes of orange and red on the hour markers and across the dial, the watch has a visual soundtrack that we are told mimics the sound of a race car building up speed...

TAG HEUER CARRERA DATE 36 MM

2023 TAG Heuer Carrera 39mm

TAG HEUER CARRERA DATE 36 MM - TAG Heuer

The 36mm Carrera represents a slimmer and more comfortable to wear variant, with a redesigned crown and bracelet. The new piece is powered by the new Calibre 7 Automatic movement, providing a superior 56-hour power reserve. The watch is available in four dial colors: deep blue, pastel green, warm silver, and bright pink.

And of course, now we then have the obligatory “tool” watches that you may choose not wear on a daily basis. The altogether more expensive variants that are more of a fashion statement than practical watches but still form an essential part of a new portfolio.

TAG HEUER CARRERA PLASMA DIAMANT D’AVANT-GARDE 44 MM

TAG HEUER CARRERA PLASMA DIAMANT D’AVANT-GARDE 44 MM - TAG Heuer

This certainly innovative watch features 124 custom-made lab-grown diamonds of a total on 15.5 carats on the aluminum bezel and bracelet, as well as on the chronograph case, crown, dial, and indexes. The watch is powered by the Calibre Heuer 02 Tourbillon Nanograph movement, delivering exceptional levels of anti-magnetism, shock resistance, and stability across temperature ranges.

TAG HEUER AQUARACER PROFESSIONAL 200

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Gold

TAG HEUER AQUARACER PROFESSIONAL 200 - TAG Heuer

The TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 200 is now available in 18-karat rose and yellow gold. These watches feature the new Calibre TH31-00 automatic manufacture movement with an 80-hour power reserve, and a five-year warranty.

TAG HEUER AQUARACER PROFESSIONAL 200 

TAG Heuer Aquaracer 200 Gold

TAG HEUER AQUARACER PROFESSIONAL 200 - TAG Heuer

The first bi-color model of the Aquaracer collection, which includes four Steel & Gold models in 40mm and 30mm sizes. This collection features a blend of stainless steel and solid 18-carat gold, creating a high-performance sports watch that is both elegant and extreme. The collection offers two colorways, black and rose gold, and blue and yellow gold, with the smaller 30-mm models featuring 11 diamond-dot hour markers.

WatchGecko first observations:

It’s always nice to see a new TAG Heuer range and with the 60th anniversary of the Carrera you can’t blame them from focusing on it. As with all releases at such events we verge from the hugely desirable to the faintly ridiculous. The gold Aquaracers are genuinely stunning and look superb in these early press images. It will be interesting to get hands on but we see no reason to doubt that they will be equally impressive on the wrist. A diamond encrusted Carrera is fine but when it delivers “exceptional levels of anti-magnetism, shock resistance, and stability across temperature ranges” you have to wonder if the marketeers have inadvertently mixed up the promo text of a new Seamaster and this uber-expensive dress watch. We cannot see anyone who buys this watch being too interested in it's Gauss resistance. 

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