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Discover the details of our latest TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph through the artwork of Sean Thornhill.

In the early seventies, the yellow gold Heuer Carreras were the most sought-after watches amongst racing drivers. They were seen as symbols of success. This myth was nudged along by then-CEO Jack Heuer. He would present these gold timepieces to the winning drivers. Even today, you see the eyes of racing fans and watch collectors light up when they talk about the yellow gold Heuer watches. And now, the new TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph is here to help you relive racing’s halcyon days. Let’s take a closer look at it.

A case to treasure

The classic 42mm case is made from solid 18K 3N yellow gold. It’s inspired by the yellow gold Heuer Carreras from the ‘70s. Gold pushers, gold crown, this timepiece is a treasure trove of detail, design and elegance. Notice the hypnotic black sunray brushed dial as it dances with the light. The watch is a reflection of its muse: the iconic black and gold John Player Special livery.

A visual feast

To contrast its dark face, you’ll spot two azure and gilded gold chronograph sub-counters at 3 and 9 o’clock. It’s a visual feast. Then at 6 o’clock, you’ll spot a discreet seconds indicator and the date window, completing the symphonic tri-compax layout.

Gold touches

Even the indexes and hands are plated with 18K yellow gold. These details accentuate the collection’s entire raison d’être: to enhance legibility at high speeds. Of course, the timepiece is powered by the Calibre Heuer 02, TAG Heuer’s in-house movement.

Strapped for racing royalty

The gold case deserves a sophisticated companion. That’s why the TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph is fitted with a black alligator strap and finished with a gold pin buckle. There you have it. Golden Hour is complete. If you’d like to find out more about the TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph, visit here.