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Carrera 160th anniversary reissue
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Carrera 160th anniversary reissue

Tuesday, 04 February 2020
By The FHH Journal editors
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To honour this special anniversary, the Swiss luxury watchmaker is introducing the TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition – with a design from the 1960s powered by a 21st-century watchmaking innovation.

To kick off a year of tributes and celebrations, TAG Heuer is revealing a TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition, of which only 1,860 pieces will be produced. The new stainless-steel chronograph features many of the same design highlights as its predecessor, such as an eternally elegant dial and polished case and pushers. However, the shape is slightly different and the timepiece now measures 39mm instead of the original 36mm. The permanent second indicator is at 6 o’clock instead of at 9 o’clock due to the difference in the construction of the Valjoux 72 from 1963 and today’s Heuer 02 movement. Another change from the original is the shape of the central hour and minute hands, which are now facetted and coated with beige SuperLuminova®. The unmistakable Carrera name and HEUER shield are printed on the dial, which is protected by a domed sapphire crystal that gives the watch a retro appearance reminiscent of the original Heuer Carrera.

2447S model, 1964 © TAG Heuer
2447S model, 1964 © TAG Heuer

Presented on a black alligator strap, this model is limited to 1,860 pieces – a nod to the year that Heuer was founded – and “One of 1860” and “LIMITED EDITION” are engraved on the case-back. The redesigned oscillating weight, visible through the screwed-down sapphire crystal, is adorned with a lacquer-filled engraving that distinguishes the timepiece as an anniversary edition. This model is presented in special packaging.

Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition © TAG Heuer
Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition © TAG Heuer

The TAG Heuer Carrera line has always featured the most advanced technology that the brand has developed. Possibly the most significant difference between the 2447S and the modern limited-edition model is the movement within the timepiece: the tribute model is powered by the brand’s Heuer 02 movement. This sophisticated in-house innovation is entirely Swiss-made in TAG Heuer’s Chevenez manufacture. It comprises 168 components, including a column wheel and a vertical clutch – signatures of improved chronograph timekeeping and high-quality manufacture movements – and boasts an impressive power reserve of 80 hours.

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