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.