TAG Heuer heats up its Carrera collection with the new TAG Heuer Carrera Red Dial Limited Edition, a crimson-red-dialed Carrera that echoes the watchmaker’s long-standing role as a watch of choice among professional race car drivers.
Seen infrequently within the full TAG Heuer collection today (with the exception of a few Formula 1 models and this stunning bronze-cased Autavia watch), red has long been a favorite accent color for the watchmaker.
A red tachymeter scale dominated many Carrera models in the 1960s. Similarly, we’ve also seen bright red hands for decades on the Heuer Monaco. More recently, a few of you might recall the 2010 remake of the stunning 1974 Heuer Silverstone.
This newest red-dialed beauty features a brushed sunray dial with nicely snailed chronograph counters that allow light to reflect and refract.
TAG Heuer has been careful to attend to the Carrera’s signature lugs, pushers, glass-box sapphire crystal and tri-compax layout. Modern touches appear with SuperLuminova coatings on the faceted hands and indexes, a clear sapphire back and the slightly larger 39mm case size.
Inside, TAG Heuer places its excellent Calibre Heuer 02, which boasts eighty hours of power reserve and a (red-tinted) column-wheel. Framing the movement is a special engraving that extols the limited nature of this new watch, which TAG Heuer is offering as a limited edition of 600 pieces. Price: $6,750.