Introducing The TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition
Jack Heuer understood what he needed to name the watch even before it had been planned. The high stakes and regularly dangerous Carrera Panamericana race in Mexico had such an effect on Mr. Heuer that it just required a brief year for a watch, named the Carerra out of appreciation for the scandalous race, to come to fulfillment in 1964.
The first Carrera came in quite a while, the 2447S and 2447N (N for noir, the dark dialed model; S for silver). These “first execution” Carreras have become a white whale among the Heuer-fixated. The watch’s attractive monochromatic and adjusted looks implies they’re exceptionally pursued, and there just aren’t that numerous in existence.
Today TAG Heuer has restored the tasteful of one of those very Carreras. The “TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition” is an understanding of the 2447S, with a large group of present day refreshes. Fittingly, the watch is restricted to 1,860 examples.
The characterizing highlight of the 2447S is a monochromatic silver dial with a light sunburst example and three all around situated counters. The first watch was 36mm, a regular size for 1964; in any case, the new model has developed to 39mm. Rather than plexiglass you’ll locate a domed sapphire gem, and the case shape has been changed somewhat too. Fueling the watch is the new Caliber Heuer 02. Since the engineering of the Caliber 02 isn’t exactly equivalent to the Valjoux 72 that was utilized in the first watch, the perpetual second pointer is currently at the 6 o’clock position rather than 9 o’clock on the first. The hands are currently faceted, and, obviously, Luminova replaces tritium. The rotor, noticeable through the presentation caseback, wears markings signifying the 160th commemoration of the brand.
The 160 years silver restricted version (left) and a unique 2447SD(right).
Ask a colored in-the-fleece Heuer authority about their number one Carrera models and the 2447S will doubtlessly be among them. Dashing chronographs of the ’60s will in general be very occupied from a visual angle, since they regularly highlight a tachymeter scale and an excess of Arabic numerals. The uncomplicated stylish of the 2447S separates it from its peers. It’s spotless. It’s cleaned up. It’s a chronograph for somebody who may not commonly like chronographs. There’s additionally a specific class to a monochromatic plan, absent for what it’s worth of any shading highlights or unnecessary content. TAG Heuer has chosen to just utilize the Heuer logo like the Heuers of yesteryear used to wear. As an otherworldly replacement, the Silver Limited Edition echoes quite a few harmonies that were initially struck by the 2447S.
In short, the 2447S may be the close to-extreme Carerra (a definitive being the 2456S , obviously). To see such a symbol in the Heuer world return will energize many, and maybe stir up the incredulity of purists.
The Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition
From a specialized viewpoint, the Caliber 02 presents its own arrangement of chances and difficulties. Since the lasting second marker must be repositioned to accommodate the Caliber Heuer 02, with its section haggle vertical coupling-grasp, a 1:1 re-creation was preposterous. Various little subtleties must be adjusted, so which ones could likewise be improved? A piece of what made the 2447S a particularly hit with authorities, other than being an early execution, is a feeling of equilibrium. The registers are put totally on the dial, the content is insignificant, and there’s just one shading applied to the silver dial.
These components are available on the Silver Limited Edition.
Upsizing the case can lose the extents of a watch in light of the fact that there’s a domino impact on each part of the plan. An extra three millimeters changes the arrangement of the registers, which thus changes the dividing of the content, etc. In any case, from the vibes of the hello there res press materials, TAG Heuer has pulled it off. Fauxtina is generally troublesome, and I’m certain the response to its utilization on this watch will follow a similar split as numerous others.
It’s a hazardous business to venture once again into the past and resuscitate something that is so enthusiastically cherished by a particularly strong community. In any case, if the accomplishment of the new arrangement of Monaco re-releases is a pointer, the more extensive watch world will altogether accept the TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition, similarly as Jack Heuer accepted the preposterous race that was the Carrera Panamericana. This is one we desire to go active with when we can.
Model: TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition
Reference Number: CBK221B.FC6479
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Dial Color: Silver
Lume: Hands and plots
Water Resistance: 100m
Strap/Bracelet: Black Alligator Strap
Caliber: Caliber Heuer 02
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph
Power Reserve: 80 hours
Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 vph)
Evaluating & Availability
Availability: Authorized TAG Heuer dealers
Limited Edition: Yes, 1,860 pieces
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