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SIHH 2017: TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 Day-Date Chronograph Black Titanium

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the celebrated Chronograph Carrera Calibre 16 has been given a major face-lift: now available in a lighter version thanks to the use of titanium, it is contemporary and elegant in matte black with beige detailing, and paired with a distressed brown leather strap that is sure to please the modern hipster.

10 years! This sporty watch, 43 mm in diameter and launched in 2007, is TAG Heuer’s best seller and one of the brand’s iconic models. In 2017, the renowned chronograph has been updated in celebration of its anniversary. Firstly, it is now available in titanium, a decidedly modern and lightweight material, appearing here in Grade 2 micro-blasted black PVD titanium, giving the case an elegant and modern look, framed with a black ceramic bezel and beige tachymeter scale.

Various details echo the style of the 60s Carrera: the wide dial opening and its fine bezel, the two chronograph counters located at 6 and 12 o’clock with their applied rings, and finally the faceted lugs that featured on the original Carrera models. Other distinctive features: the minute counter with Arabic numerals in applied black gold with beige SuperLuminova™, the clearly visible Day and Date window at 3 o’clock and the small seconds counter that balances the dial’s overall appearance at 9 o’clock.

On the back, the sapphire case back displays the beautiful mechanics of the automatic Calibre 16 movement as well as the weight, decorated with a Côtes de Genève pattern. The watch is finished with an on-trend distressed calfskin strap that will age beautifully. This watch is bound to appeal to the modern hipster.

Technical details

  • Reference CV2A84.FC6394
  • Movement TAG Heuer Calibre 16
  • Automatic chronograph with Day and Date
  • Case Diameter 43 mm – In Grade 2 micro-blasted black PVD titanium
  • Black ceramic bezel with beige tachymeter scale
  • Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective, scratch-resistant coating
  • Ridged crown for better grip, decorated with a black line
  • Mushroom push buttons with black PVD coating
  • Sapphire case back
  • Dial Black – Day and Date windows at 3 o’clock
  • 3 black counters:
    – Chronograph hour counter at 6 o’clock with applied ring
    – Chronograph minute counter at 12 o’clock with applied ring
    – Small seconds counter at 9 o’clock
  • Black gold and beige SuperLuminova™ Arabic numerals
  • Minute track on the flange
  • Black gold and beige SuperLuminova™ hour and minute hands
  • Beige chronograph hands
  • White small seconds hand
  • ‘TAG Heuer’ logo and ‘CARRERA’ inscription at 3 o’clock
  • ‘CALIBRE 16 – 100 METERS’ inscription at 3 o’clock
  • Water-resistance 100 metres
  • Strap In distressed calfskin
  • Folding buckle in Grade 2 micro-blasted black PVD titanium and safety push-buttons