A Closer Look at TAG Heuer Timepieces which Pay Tribute to a Motor Racing Legend and to Honor the Memory of Jack Heuer

TAG Heuer continues to celebrate its 160th anniversary in style with a tribute to a motor-racing legend and to honor the memory of Jack Heuer and his proudest creation.

1. TAG Heuer Carrera Sport Chronograph 160 Years Special Edition

Throughout 2020, TAG Heuer has commemorated its 160th anniversary with special editions of its signature TAG Heuer Carrera chronograph collection. Recently, the brand has released the last of the year’s three limited-edition releases with the TAG Heuer Carrera Sport Chronograph 160 Years Special Edition. This time, the watch is inspired by the classic Heuer “Dato 45,” which in 1965 was notably the first Heuer wrist chronograph ever to feature a turning date disc. As we can see upfront, this special watch has its date window positioned at 12 o’clock just like its famous ancestor. Meanwhile, at the back, the stainless-steel screw-down case back is engraved with the words “One of 1860,” indicating its limited- edition status. As a final touch, the watch is powered by a Calibre Heuer 02 manufacture movement—which is entirely Swiss-made in TAG Heuer’s Chevenez manufacture—that delivers an impressive 80-hour power reserve.

THE DIAL

Available in blue or white, the dial features a rhodium-plated TAG Heuer logo and is printed with the words “Carrera Heuer 02 80 Hours.”

THE CASEBACK

The number 1,860 of the limited edition is a nod to the year Edouard Heuer founded his watchmaking workshop in Switzerland’s Jura Mountains.

SPECIFICATIONS

CASE MATERIAL Polished and fine brushed stainless-steel
MOVEMENT
Calibre Heuer 02 automatic
POWER RESERVE
80 hours
CASE
44mm
STRAP
Stainless-steel H-shaped bracelet
POWER RESISTANCE
100 M

2. TAG Heuer Formula 1 Senna Special Edition 2020

TAG Heuer pays homage to one of its most famous ambassadors, the late Ayrton Senna, and underscores their partnership, which was one of the most remarkable alliances in the sporting world, with the launch of the TAG Heuer Formula 1 Senna Special Edition 2020. Available in two variations—an automatic chronograph and a quartz chronograph— these new special editions both feature a ceramic bezel with a tachymeter scale that goes up to 400 km/h. This detail distinguishes the Senna-inspired timepieces from other models in the TAG Heuer Formula 1 collection, which usually go up to 240 km/h. Aside to that, it also features a sunray- brushed anthracite dial with shimmering black “azurage” minute, hour and permanent second counters. Finally, the watch is presented on a black calfskin strap with black lining and Senna yellow stitching that matches the colorful details on the dial, around the date window, around the bezel and on the top pusher and crown.

THE STRAP

An additional nod to Ayrton Senna is the embossed “S” pattern on the strap, which is reminiscent of the links on his favorite TAG Heuer stainless- steel bracelet.

THE MOVEMENT

This special-edition watch is driven by the automatic Calibre 16, which is protected by a stainless-steel screw-down case- back engraved with the famous Senna logo.

SPECIFICATIONS

CASE MATERIAL Polished and fine-brushed stainless-steel
MOVEMENT
Calibre 16 automatic
POWER RESERVE
42 hours
CASE 44mm
STRAP Black calfskin strap with black lining and yellow stitching
POWER RESISTANCE 200 M

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