Tag Heuer: Carrera Calibre Heuer 01
The Carrera family is one of the oldest icons of the Tag Heuer maison. It was more than a half century ago when the first Carrera designed by Jack Heuer himself was released, and now in 2015 the Carrera Calibre Heuer 01 first unveiled at Baselworld 2015 seeks to continue the iconic series. It features a new case, a new design, and new movement that ultimately culminate into a Manufacture chronograph that represents leaps and bounds in horology from the already impressive Calibre 1887. Dubbed simply the Calibre Heuer 01, the automatic movement allows chronograph functions as well as a date aperture outlined at the 3 o’clock position on the 45-millimetre diameter skeletonised dial. Red accents on each of the baton indices provide striking contrast to the predominantly black timepiece, complemented by the red central chronograph seconds, chronograph minutes and hours at the 12 and 6 o’clock positions.
The skeletonised design of the timepiece exposes the inner workings of the Calibre Heuer 01, and in conjunction with the movement’s implementation of 12 different components the timepiece’s architecture allows the use of an infinite combination of materials, colours, treatments and finishes. The 50-hour power reserve, 100m water resistance alongside the perforated rubber deployant buckle and safety push pins complete the timepiece. Though this is the first instance of the Calibre Heuer 01 movement, one would be safe to assume that this will be not be the last.