What We Love Today: The TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Montreal Limited Edition

The TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Montreal Limited Edition is a fusion of the Montreal’s vibrant colors and the Carrera’s classic design elements.

As part of the celebrations surrounding its 160th anniversary, TAG Heuer has just unveiled another collector’s edition to mark the historic milestone: The TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Montreal Limited Edition.

For this occasion, the Montreal—the name given to a collection of luminous and captivating Heuer automatic chronographs launched back in 1972—makes a striking comeback in the form of an elegant and colorful 39mm TAG Heuer Carrera that is limited to only 1,000 pieces.

Based on the idea of fusing the designs and DNA of two iconic TAG Heuer watches, the Carrera and the Montreal, this anniversary model is directly inspired by the White Heuer Montreal—reference 110503W—which was launched in 1972.

The Heuer Montreal (left) and the Carrera 160 Years Montreal Edition

This design also features the aesthetics of the Heuer Carrera chronograph on the matte white dial, which holds three stunning blue “azurage” counters.

The bright dial is truly emblematic of the 1970s, when watch design was transformed by the ability to use colored luminescent materials. In a nutshell, the brand borrowed the original red, yellow and blue color palette of the aforementioned White Heuer Montreal and used it in this anniversary model.

Moreover, the dial is protected by a domed “glassbox” sapphire crystal, while the polished stainless-steel timepiece is paired with a blue alligator leather strap, reflecting the splash of color on the dial.

On the flip side, the unique limited-edition number of each piece is engraved on the caseback, where the innovative Calibre Heuer 02 and its dedicated oscillating mass are visible through the sapphire crystal.

Finally, using its past to take off into the future, TAG Heuer successfully continues to strengthen its DNA while staying at the cutting edge of innovation and on-trend design with the new TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Montreal Limited Edition.

After all, what better way to mark the brand’s 160th anniversary than with a timepiece that takes the very best of two of the watchmaker’s most illustrious and appealing creations?