Watches TAG Heuer Carrera Date : A Timeless Ode To Elegance

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One secret to designing beautiful watches is to blend sophistication, understatement, and luxury to produce a well-balanced work of horological art. Three TAG Heuer Carrera Date 36mm timepieces show us how it’s done.

TAG Heuer Carrera Date, References WBN231C.BA0038 / WBN2351.BD0000 / WBN2350.BD0000

When Jack Heuer conceived the first 36-millimeter Carrera in 1963, he was thinking of a watch that was versatile enough to be worn anywhere and at any time. This essential quality has been kept in the modern launch of 36-millimeter ladies’ models. Indeed, the cases are elegant, slim, and designed for an exceptionally comfortable fit on the wrist.

Each of the three models emanates its own precious charm. The first glows with a dial in warm copper tones enhanced by snailing that discreetly captures the light. It is the perfect backdrop for the rose gold-plated hands, indexes, and, naturally, the eminently recognizable TAG Heuer logo. The dark gradient track along the flange stands out as a reminder of the chronographs for which the brand is famous. Readability in the dark is ensured by luminescent material in the hands and on a small line at the end of each index.

TAG Heuer Carrera Date, Reference WBN231C.BA0038

The sportive stainless-steel case has been conjugated with a noble, rose-gold bezel that seems to flow seamlessly into the center of the tapered stainless-steel bracelet. It’s what makes this timepiece a valuable accessory day or night, during leisure hours, or at work.

The second version of the Carrera Date 36mm features a white mother-of-pearl dial surrounded by a flange set with 76 diamonds that catch the light and sparkle for a bold feminine look. On the lighter dial, indexes and hands stand out more sharply, as does the gradient track, which now appears a ring of color transitioning from brown to beige. A sportive contrast is offered by the brushed stainless-steel case and bracelet.

TAG Heuer Carrera Date, Reference WBN2350.BD0000

For the third iteration, eleven diamond chatons have replaced the indexes, leaving more room for the mother-of-pearl dial, which is again framed by the brown-to-beige gradient ring. The alluring rose-gold bezel and crown give this graceful timepiece a unique nobility.

All versions of the TAG Heuer Carrera Date 36mm are equipped with the in-house, self-winding Caliber 7, which delivers 56 hours of power reserve and is water-resistant to 50 meters. The watches all feature a date in the aperture at 6 o’clock.