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Introducing The TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Jack Heuer Birthday Gold Limited Edition (Live Pics & Pricing)

Introducing The TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Jack Heuer Birthday Gold Limited Edition (Live Pics & Pricing)

Brisk Take

In the 1970s, it was a custom for Jack Heuer to blessing 18k gold Heuer Carrera reference 1158CHN watches to Ferrari Formula One drivers (Heuer and Ferrari had an organization at that point) as a demonstration of best of luck. Those watches were engraved on the back with the driver’s name, however rumors have spread far and wide suggesting that their blood classification was additionally engraved. Presently, about 40 years after the fact, TAG Heuer is making a comparable motion to Jack himself, by delivering the TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Jack Heuer Birthday Gold Limited Edition. This is a cutting edge 42mm, 18k rose-gold chronograph enlivened by that 1158CHN – Jack Heuer’s number one watch – in festival of his 88th birthday. 

Starting Thoughts

This not a vintage reissue, but rather an advanced upgrade taking motivation from a vintage model. First of all, it is marked TAG Heuer on the dial (not just Heuer), and besides, it is a distinctly current 42mm in measurement. That size offers route to a dial with a great deal going on. There are the panda-esque subdials (so named for the manner in which the difference of the dark against the lighter dial surface is suggestive of an exacting panda), applied markings, printed text, a part ring, a date window, and a little seconds counter. 

The case is all 18k rose gold, including the pushers and the crown. The hands and markers are portrayed as being rose-gold shaded, just like the entirety of the “gold” thrives on the dial surface. The dial is portrayed as silver opaline in shading and appearance. Close to the highest point of the dial is the serif-style Carrera wordmark over the applied brand logo. At the lower part of the dial is text that peruses “Heuer 02 80 Hours,” which is a reference to the development. Moving outward is a section ring filling in as the chronograph seconds counter.

The development inside the watch is the Calibre Heuer 02, an in-house, segment wheel, vertical-grasp chronograph development including an amazing 80 hours of force save – henceforth the previously mentioned text at the lower part of the dial. The sapphire show caseback uncovers the noticeable swaying mass engraved with Jack Heuer’s saying, “Time never stops, for what reason should we?” Also engraved is Jack Heuer’s signature, just underneath that quote. 

Speaking about the watch, Jack Heuer said, “I’m extremely contacted that TAG Heuer rethought my #1 watch for my birthday. It helps me to remember numerous dear companions and exciting a long time on the race track. I will wear it with satisfaction and anticipate seeing it on the wrist of new ages of challenging characters as well.”

Jack Heuer is the incredible grandson of Heuer organizer Edouard Heuer and was the last individual from the Heuer family to run the company (which he did from 1960 until 1982). He was a renowned trailblazer, presenting various “firsts” to the watch business. He was likewise a prominent admirer of auto dashing. The Carrera – his number one assortment – was additionally the main watch that he made totally, picking its name and aiding plan its tasteful. Jack would later fill in as privileged executive of the company. 

This celebratory watch will be restricted to 188 pieces. Notwithstanding the previously mentioned highlights, the watch likewise sports an applied rose-gold hued vastness circle, which the brand says is emblematic of Jack Heuer’s birthday. It comes on a dark gator calfskin lash which additionally bears Jack’s mark in gold lettering. The TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Jack Heuer Birthday Gold Limited Edition is accessible for pre-request now, and to buy in March, 2021. 

The Basics

Brand: TAG Heuer
Model: Carrera Chronograph Jack Heuer Birthday Gold Limited Edition
Reference Number: CBN2041.FC8306

Diameter: 42mm
Case Material: 18k rose gold
Dial Color: Silver opaline
Indexes: Gold hued markers
Lume: Yes
Water Resistance: 100m
Strap/Bracelet: Leather strap

The Movement

Caliber:  Calibre Heuer 02
Functions: Hours, minutes, little seconds, date, chronograph
Diameter: 32mm
Power Reserve: 80 hours
Winding: Automatic
Frequency: 4 Hz
Jewels: 33

Evaluating & Availability

Price: CHF 18,000
Availability: March, 2021 however accessible for pre-request now
Limited Edition: Yes, 188 pieces

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