Travel in two time zones. The new TAG Heuer Carrera timepiece equipped with the Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 8 Gmt replica watches function and a Grande Date is superbly readable. The case in fine-brushed and polished steel can be paired with the prestigious H-shaped bracelet or with an alligator strap in black, anthracite, or brown. A must-have for all travellers.
As with most of the newer TAG Heuer models, the case is an attractive combination of brushed and polished finishes, a combination that to my eyes is more interesting that a single finish across the entire case.
Traditional 3-hand watches tends to be smaller than Chronographs in the TAG Heuer range, partly because there is less need for additional registers on the dial, and partly because watch movements are thinner than chronograph movements- especially modular Chronographs, which bolt a Chronograph module on top of a watch movement, effectively doubling the thickness.
Six versions of the TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 8 Grande Date GMT are available, all pictured below: dial options are black, silver and anthracite (the later two have a sunray pattern), each paired with either a matching-color alligator leather strap (except the silver dial, paired with a brown strap) or with the so-called Grand Carrera stainless steel bracelet, with three rows of links bearing alternating polished and brush-finished surfaces. The dials all have polished, hand-applied faceted indices and polished hour and minute hands, all with luminescent material, as well as a hand-applied TAG Heuer “shield” logo at 3 o’clock.
Functions & features
Automatic movementSafety push-button on the bracelet or strap for comfortable use, prevents accidental openingC.O.S.C chronometer for ultimate precision certified by the Swiss Office of ChronometryEach model that is officially certified as a chronometeris given a booklet and a C.O.S.C. card by TAG Heuer. Theindividual number printed on the card corresponds tothe number engraved on the movement certified by the Official Swiss Chronometer Control. Each of these movements is a unique object that has beenproduced with the greatest possible care and is an authenticmasterpiece of watchmaking.The C.O.S.C. Chronometer Certificate: a sign of very high precision andquality.Water resistant to 100m ensured by rigorous manufacturing standards and strict testing."Grande Date" display below 12 o'clockAnti scratch curved sapphire crystalSapphire crystal caseback reveals TAG Heuer calibre in actionAll our watches are fitted with sapphire crystal. This is cut from a polished slice of solid sapphire that has been created by the fusion and crystallization of alumina. Sapphire is so hard that only a diamond can scratch it.Polished and faceted hour and minutes hands, with white luminescent markersSecond time zone at 6 o'clock
Balance frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz). Power reserve: about 42 hours. CERTIFICATION C.O.S.C. certified automatic watch.
Hours — minutes — seconds.Grande date.Second time zone displayed by hours and minutes at 6 o’clock.
Oscillating mass: “Côtes de Genève”, engraved “TAG Heuer — Calibre 8 — Chronometer Swiss Made”.