In the 1970s, both the watch industry and Formula 1 racing experienced a golden age. Heuer, now known as TAG Heuer, was a key player in both arenas, providing sponsorship and equipment to drivers throughout the series.
One of the most iconic Heuer models from this era is the gold-cased Calibre 11 Heuer Carrera. Brand CEO Jack Heuer made a habit of gifting gold Carreras to Formula 1 race winners, and several of these watches have become legendary.
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Carrera line, TAG Heuer has released a new gold Carrera Chronograph. This watch bridges the gap between the modern "Glassbox" Carrera and the bold, funky C-cased Calibre 11 Carreras of the 1970s.
The new Carrera Chronograph features a 39mm 18K yellow gold case with a domed sapphire crystal. The dial is a striking vertical brushed gold with black chronograph subdials. The watch is powered by the TAG Heuer TH20-00 automatic chronograph movement, which has an 80-hour power reserve.
The TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph in 18K gold is a fitting tribute to the brand's rich history in both watchmaking and motorsports. It is a stylish and luxurious timepiece that is sure to be appreciated by collectors and enthusiasts alike.