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Introducing The TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Montreal Limited Edition

Introducing The TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Montreal Limited Edition

Fast Take

TAG Heuer is proceeding with its 160-year commemoration festivity. A week ago, we went Hands-On with the 160 Years Silver Dial Limited Edition . Today, the brand has divulged an incredible development to that watch with the Carrera 160 Years Montreal Limited Edition. This watch takes from the cutting edge Carrera line regarding case shape, development, and generally feel, however is vigorously motivated by the vintage Heuer Montreal chronograph. It is from that watch that this Limited Edition takes its brilliant shading range. The new Carrera 160 Years Montreal Limited Edition is offered in a no-date arrangement, bears the exemplary Heuer wordmark and is restricted to 1,000 pieces.

Beginning Thoughts

The Heuer Montreal was delivered in 1972 and addressed an immense change in both plan and generally introduction for the Heuer brand at that point. The curiously large (read thick) 42mm case with the intense utilization of red, blue, and yellow on the dial was nothing if not unadulterated 70’s appeal. That watch used the in-house Heuer Caliber 12 and highlighted a bi-compax dial format with a date window at six o’clock. It highlighted both a throb and tachymeter scale. The first Caliber 12 Montreal had a genuinely short creation run (later emphasess would use Valjoux chronograph developments) and, subsequently, the model has become very collectible.

The unique Heuer Montreal (left) and the new Carrera 160 Years Montreal Limited Edition (right)

The new Carrera 160 Years Montreal Limited Edition is certifiably not a re-version per se. Or maybe, this watch takes from the DNA of both the Carrera and the Montreal to make an extremely remarkable watch. The new model doesn’t expressly say Montreal anyplace on the dial, yet it epitomizes the spirit of that watch through its general appearance and utilization of intense tones. The yellow, red, and blue twists all through the new restricted release address the festival of the first Montreal model. 

The watch sports the naturally incredible (and somewhat more slender) 39mm Carrera case, which addresses a critical lessening in size from the 42mm vintage Montreal. As was recently referenced, the vintage Montreal included a date show at six o’clock. The restricted release has sworn off the date complication by and large, giving the watch a significantly more adjusted look. It is a rarity indeed a brand will diminish the case size of a watch while making a cutting edge re-translation, not to mention eliminate the date window, however that is actually what have here.

The dial is matte white, with a blue ring encompassing the internal bit of the dial and a white spine which includes a 60-second counter in both red and blue. The chronograph seconds hand is done in a dark red veneer. The dial further highlights three dark blue sky blue (concentric circle) subdials. The subdial at six o’clock gauges running seconds while the subdial at nine o’clock tracks chronograph hours. The moment counter at three o’clock includes three thick bended yellow markings, which are loaded up with Super-LumiNova. The utilization of yellow on the moment hand, seconds hand, and hour lume plots, notwithstanding the moment subdial, is a recognition for the first Montreal, which showed up when the capacity to use multi-hued glowing material was simply becoming possible. 

The TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Montreal Limited Edition is fueled by the Heuer Caliber Heuer 02 production development and highlights a vertical grip, segment wheel just as 80 hours of force hold. The dial sits underneath a domed “glass box” sapphire gem. Each watch shows the exceptional restricted version number on the sapphire showcase caseback. The watch comes fitted on a blue gator calfskin lash with collapsing fasten and twofold wellbeing press catches. As a component of the 160th commemoration, the watch comes in an extraordinary box featuring its legacy. While not a coordinated redo in any sense, this watch is more a re-creative mind and festivity of an intense plan. I mean, if those tones don’t shout “observe,” I don’t have the foggiest idea what does. 

The Basics

Brand: TAG Heuer
Model: Carrera 160 Years Montreal Limited Edition
Reference Number: CBK221C.FC6488

Diameter: 39mm
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Dial Color: Opaline white
Indexes: Stick markers
Lume: Yes
Water Resistance: 100m
Strap/Bracelet: Blue crocodile calfskin strap

The Movement

Caliber: TAG Heuer Caliber Heuer 02
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph
Thickness: 6.95mm
Power Reserve: 80 hours
Winding: Automatic
Frequency: 4Hz
Chronometer Certified: No

Valuing & Availability

Price: $6,750
Availability: Mid-July 2020. The watch will be accessible only from TAG Heuer and the HODINKEE Shop.
Limited Edition: Yes, 1,000 pieces

Editor’s note: Watch companies at times declare new items to the HODINKEE publication group and the HODINKEE Shop simultaneously. Kindly note that the article group and the Shop group produce their content freely of each other.

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