In 1963, Jack Heuer created the Cheap Tag Heuer Replica to revitalize Heuer’s range of chronograph watches. Now, to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the Carrera, TAG Heuer has just introduced the new Carrera Chronograph GMT watch, whose highlights include chronograph and GMT complications, a black and blue GMT bezel, and TAG Heuer’s new Heuer 02 manufacture movement.
With Jean-Claude Biver at the helm, Tag Heuer Replica Watches recent moves have been bold. The Carrera Heuer 01 was, in my mind, a fantastic watch in that it introduces a new design language for TAG Heuer that is clearly inspired by or at least related to the Hublot Big Bang Unico. Doesn’t the skeletonized dial of the Carrera Heuer 01 at least remind you of the pricier Big Bang Unico? The Heuer 02 manufacture movement is, therefore, the logical next step for TAG Heuer. Combining a GMT complication with an existing chronograph movement isn’t the hardest thing in the world, but it adds a whole lot of functionality and allows TAG Heuer to easily introduce a new range of watches.
Personally, I find the Cheap TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph GMT to be far too busy for my liking, but that doesn’t mean somebody else won’t like it. While I might not be completely sold on its aesthetic, it does have features that are quite appealing. For frequent travelers, the GMT complication is invaluable and I like that the Carrera Chronograph GMT has a bi-color black and blue GMT bezel that lets owners quickly see if it’s day or night in their home timezone.
The Popular TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph GMT Replica is a worthy addition to the Carrera family and a fitting tribute to the 55th anniversary of what is arguably TAG Heuer’s most iconic collection. While its styling is not quite to my tastes, it is hard to argue against its technical features. The bi-color ceramic bezel is durable and functional, the skeletonized dial makes it look more pricey than it actually is, and I’m sure there will be some who will pick the Carrera Chronograph GMT just because it has an in-house movement.
If you are shopping for your first Swiss-made chronograph from a major brand, you would be doing yourself a great disservice if you didn’t check out the new Carrera Calibre 16 Chronograph from TAG Heuer. This new Cheap Tag Heuer Replica comes with an accessible 41mm wide case, blue and black dials, and is powered by the ever reliable self-winding Calibre 16 chronograph movement.
Model: Carrera Calibre 16 Chronograph / CV201AP.FC6429, CV201AR.BA0715
Dimensions: 41mm diameter
Case Material: Stainless steel
Movement: TAG Heuer Calibre 16 self-winding chronograph
Power Reserve: 42 hours
Strap/Bracelet: Stainless steel bracelet or black leather strap
Tag Heuer Replica Watches wants to establish itself as the go-to brand for young, aspiring individuals ready to purchase their first high-end Swiss watch. To that end, the brand has been steadily updating its collections over the past few years. Last year, we saw them update their Link and Aquaracer collections with new models. They also introduced new models to their Carrera range in the form of the Carrera Heuer-01. This year’s new TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 Chronograph Replica is all about offering these young buyers more options.
Making them available in blue and black is a good choice since these colors have proved to be very popular over the last few years. I like the design of the dial too, as it’s sporty and the various red markings and accents make it quite different from anything else in the market today. A point of contention would be the faux vintage lume. Of course, vintage-inspired pieces are all the rage these days, but the beige Super-LumiNova looks somewhat incongruous with the rest of the Tag Heuer Replica. I can’t help but wonder what the watch would look like with regular white Super-LumiNova.
Now, might as well just get all the usual applicable cliches out of the way right now, as there are certainly several that apply on the Carrera. Stuff like “pictures do not do it justice,” “wears smaller than the specs suggest,” and the classic “punches well above its weight,” all work well here.TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 Chronograph Replica, which not only wears large for its 43mm spec, but is also a touch too busy for many preferences.
Clad in matte blue or black, with contrasting white subdials, cream-colored luminous indices, and either red or orange accents, the Cheap Tag Heuer Replica breaks a certain “three-color” rule, but disarmingly so – after all, rules are meant to be broken, right? It just works here – and like the Tudor Heritage Chronograph from 2013, it’s an undeniable charmer, but far more comfortable on the wrist. It’s the type of watch that just begs for a little customization in the form of a chocolate brown Barena leather strap, or dressed down in something a little lighter – like a caramel-colored nubuck with tonal stitching.
The end result is a youthful, albeit highly wearable sport watch that doesn’t adhere to the codes of its vintage source material too seriously, making it a very smart contrast to the busy, ultra-modern Cal. Tag Heuer Replica Watches currently on offer. It’s also a nice compromise between the aforementioned, and last year’s Autavia, which ultimately felt a little sober as it channeled a more serious vintage aesthetic. But similar to the broad appeal and consequent rapid growth of the modern Aquaracer collection, gambling on the this Anniversary Carrera Cal. 16 edition as a potential offshoot would be a good one.