To celebrate the Chinese New Year, TAG Heuer this week launches a limited edition Carrera Year of the Tiger Edition sporting blue tiger stripes on its dial.
The Carrera’s gold-plated hands, markers and date box gleam amid the three-dimensional stripes that cut across the dial. TAG Heuer dial makers have created the eye-catching dial using horizontally brushed metal coated with blue PVD treatment (light blue stripes) and painted textured metal (darker stripes).
The same blue hue appears on the watch’s blue calfskin strap that TAG Heuer has accented with a stitched double gold color border.
TAG Heuer has even pictured a blue tiger in attack mode on the clear sapphire crystal back. Beneath that tiger you’ll see the automatic watch’s rotor and the description “ONE OF 300”.
This 41mm steel-cased special edition TAG Heuer Carrera Three Hands is the latest model within the Carrera collection update initially seen this past October. As with that model, TAG Heuer’s Caliber 5 automatic movement powers the Year of the Tiger Edition.
TAG Heuer is selling the limited edition in a blue lacquered box that features the same blue tiger-stripe design as the seen on the dial. Price: $3,750.
Specifications: TAG Heuer Carrera Year of the Tiger Limited Edition (Ref. WBN2050.FC6506)
Movement: TAG Heuer Caliber 5 automatic (ETA or Sellita base).
Dial: Blue ‘tiger stripes,’ blue flange with 60-second/minute scale, rose-gold-plated applied indexes and polished hands and logo.
Case: 41mm steel with polished case and fixed bezel, polished solid rose gold standard crown. Special engraving “LIMITED EDITION” and “ONE OF 300” Blue and black tiger decal. Water resistance to 100 meters.
Bracelet: Blue calfskin leather, rose gold matte effect stitching, steel folding clasp with double safety push buttons.