The TAG Heuer MikroPendulumS has just been announced and it looks to be a technical tour-de-force. Finally TAG Heuer has been able to perfect their pendulum magnetic escapement concept enough to put it into a production timepiece…
Articles | Carrera
It’s 1963 and motor racing, as it is today, is a popular pastime all over the world and certainly here in America. The American muscle car companies and the well known European car companies, are all battling for dominance on the track. As they do today, these car races are also the place for experimenting with the latest engines, tires, chassis, and overall race car designs.
2013 is the 50th Anniversary of the Carrera watch, and while the other Carrera models are nice, nothing beats the stand out vintage vibe of the Jack Heuer Special Editions. This pair of watches celebrating famed Honorary Chairman of Tag Heuer, Jack Heuer, the Heuer Carrera Calibre 17 and the TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 1887 Chronograph – Jack Heuer Editions are eye-catching beauties that certainly belong together as a study in how Tag Heuer as a brand has evolved through the years.
Now, we have already established that 2013 is the 50th anniversary of the TAG Heuer Carrera watch collection. To start, TAG Heuer has sprinkled out a few “concept” pieces such as the Carrera CMC Concept Chronograph watch and another bull-head style Carrera with the Jack Heuer version. These, while cool, are clearly niche models meant for limited audiences.
Tag Heuer obviously knows chronographs. If one is keeping score – Heuer was the first brand to launch a mechanical chronograph and not only in 2011 did Tag Heuer launch their own in-house chronograph movement, the 1887, but they have also been teasing the horological world with the amazing tech and cutting edge designs of their Mikrogirder lines.
Hands-on review of the TAG Heuer Grand Carrera Caliber 36 RS Caliper Chronograph Watch
We get asked for advice on buying watches all year long but we can’t answer everyone. If you still aren’t sure what watches should be on your shopping list this holiday season, let’s see what the aBlogtoWatch writing team has to say.
There is something that watch maker Tag Heuer has which trumps most of its competitors. That thing is the person Mr. Jack Heuer. I sat down with Jack Heuer back in March to discuss his legacy and the debut of the Carrera Jack Heuer 80 Limited Edition watch.
The Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix is one of the most famous and prestigious races in the F1 calendar. Even those who have never followed motorsports have heard of Monaco (maybe because of Tag Heuer), a highly technical course which winds through the roadways of the famed city-state and playground for the rich and [...]
Elon Musk’s SpaceX made big headlines recently as their Dragon capsule docked with the International Space Station (ISS). They also recently announced a new deal with the US military to transport payloads into space – which was only possible after they flew three successful missions in a row. While sending people to space started as [...]
Leaving Baselworld each year is bitter sweet because I tend to have such a good time. I don’t get to see even a third of what I would like to check out, and it is great to be among my friends and close colleagues for over a week. It is tiring however, and during final [...]
Japan is one of the best places to buy a Tag Heuer timepiece. Not only do Japanese people think Tag Heuer watches kick-ass, but Tag Heuer is constantly releasing special limited edition watches exclusively for the Japanese market. The weird part is that many of them would do totally well outside of the Japanese market. [...]
Tag Heuer was nice enough to share the new Carerra Mikograph 1/100th of a second chronograph watch with me, but the room we were in was too dark to take video! So forgive me for having just the CG movie to show you what the watch looks like while the chrono is working. Though the [...]
Tag Heuer is moving in a very interesting direction up market. I don’t think (at least hope) that this means they are going to abandon their lower price segments (as that would be an awful idea), but with the success of the Monaco V4 (along with their vintage market), they feel as though they are [...]
The version of the new Tag Heuer Carrera Chronograph calibre 1887 that I was checking out personally will be changed a bit. The image at the bottom of this article of the black dialed version watch represents what the final version that will be available late this year. Until then, the version you see images [...]
More Watch Love…
- BaselWorld 2013
- BaselWorld 2012
- BaselWorld 2011
- SIHH Articles
- SIHH 2013
- Buying Guides
- HourTime Show
- Ladies’ Watches
- Watch Talk
- Industry News
- Survival Watches
- Ceramic Watches
- GMT Watches
- Watch Winders
- Watch Straps
- Sales & Auctions
- Watch What-If
- Watch Style
- iPhones & Apps
- All Giveaways
- Evolving ABTW
Subscribe by Email
Subscribe to our e-mail newsletter to receive updates.
- Only Watch 2013 Auction: Full List Of Piece Unique Watches May 23, 2013
- Ulysse Nardin Sonata Streamline Hands-On: Musical Alarm Watch May 23, 2013
- Christophe Claret X-TREM-1 Pinball Piece Unique For Only Watch 2013 May 22, 2013
- HourTime Show Watch Podcast Episode 138 – Ugly Smart Watch, Fun Making Watches May 22, 2013
- ArtyA Son Of Sound Guitar Watch Hands-On May 22, 2013