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Tag Heuer Carrera Goes Red For a Hot Limited Edition

While the latest edition of the Tag Heuer Carrera might not be as technically advanced as the Carrera Plasma Tourbillon Nanograph, it inhabits the true spirit of racing chronographs. The new piece is called the Tag Heuer Carrera Red Dial Limited Edition and that pretty much sums up everything you need to know.

Red is a colour that Tag Heuer is very familiar with, it’s been used as an accent colour on countless watches in the past and is of course a major colour in their logo. (I’m sure there’s also a joke about Tag Heuer seeing red in the rear view mirrors of their Red Bull F1 cars after Ferrari’s performance last weekend.) However, a fully red dial on a Tag is much rarer. The tone used here for the dial and snailed subdials is a rich crimson that’s very attractive and smooth.

In terms of structure, the Tag Heuer Carrera Red Dial Limited Edition is a modern take on heritage Carrera design. The case is 39mm in diameter, made from stainless steel and has signature retro pushers and lugs. Inside, it houses the Calibre 02, a Tag Heuer staple with an 80-hour power reserve and functions that include hours, minutes, central chronograph, small seconds, 12-hour timer and 30-minute timer.

600 pieces will be available exclusively at Tag Heuer Boutiques, their e-commerce website and a few select others. The watch is priced at £5,600, making it one of the priciest non-precious metal Carreras currently available.

Price & Specs:

  • Model: Tag Heuer Carrera Red Dial Limited Edition
  • Ref: CBK221G.FC6479
  • Case/dial: 39mm diameter x 15mm height, stainless steel case, “Limited Edition” and “ONE OF 600” engraved caseback
  • Water resistance: 100m (10 bar)
  • Movement: TAG Heuer calibre Heuer 02, in-house, automatic, 33 jewels
  • Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
  • Power reserve: 80h
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, central chronograph seconds, 12-hour timer and 30-minute timer
  • Strap: Black alligator leather with steel folding clasp, double safety push buttons and Heuer logo
  • Price/availability: £5,600, limited to 600 pieces

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