Today on Monochrome-Watches, we’re going to take a gander at TAG Heuer’s most recent expansion – and we’ll view it through the hublot (the meaning of this last sentence will presumably solid odd to you, yet you’ll see later). While the new technique of TAG is to refocus with the market of youthful, dynamic and game arranged men (with watches like this one ) or to glance back at its past (with vintage situated pieces like this one ), the TAG Heuer Carrera Caliber Heuer 01 plays on another field. It’s specialized, present day, outwardly complicated and unique in relation to whatever else made by the brand. Let’s check whether this watch is a legitimate TAG.
For the majority of us, a Carrera is a games chronograph with a particular look that is effectively unmistakable. Regardless of whether it very well may be current and resemble that , it can likewise be a re-issue of the vintage 1960s versions, similar to the as of late introduced Carrera Caliber 18 Chronograph Telemeter . Whatever the model, they all offer explicit credits like a hustling vehicle motivation and a case with level flanks and facetted drags. A Carrera was, is and consistently will be a Carrera. Be that as it may, the most recent version presented by TAG Heuer at Baselworld 2015 and soon in stores is by one way or another a long way from all the past models we’ve seen. On the off chance that we take a gander at the past and present production, it’s elusive a connection with this new timepiece and to comprehend where the motivations come from. The best is likely to take a gander at the remainder of the business – or possibly to one company additionally possessed by a similar Group, Hublot.
The following explanation is likely excessively simple and expected however it’s hard not to feel that Jean-Claude Biver (CEO of TAG Heuer and Hublot) took a touch of Hublot’s DNA to make this new Carrera Calibre Heuer 01. The halfway skeletonized dial, the particular development, the blend between various tones and materials… the entirety of that is suggestive of Hublot. Without a doubt, this Calibre Heuer 01 is as yet a Carrera somely. The state of the drags is unblemished and it is as yet a dashing chronograph. In any case, the rest doesn’t feel like TAG Heuer. Is it a decent move or something that we need to dismiss? Indeed, taking into account that TAG is making another technique, having new motivations and new models is consistently a valid statement. Is this watch the one to make the bad-to-the-bone authorities begin to look all starry eyed at? Not certain, but rather new-comers are consistently welcome.
The TAG Heuer Carrera Caliber Heuer 01 is the first of a future arrangement of watches. Because of its secluded development, it will be simple for TAG to offer a few cycles of this watch, with various styles, various tones or materials. The 45mm case is composed of 12 sections – the focal part that holds the development, the 4 drags, the parts in the middle of the carries, the bezel, the caseback, the pushers and the crown. This seclusion permits to effectively imagine a full dark release, a full titanium model or to incorporate ceramic components or even little gold tips (to keep the cost in the reasonable range) – and this is a concept that Hublot utilized for quite a long while, with a serious huge achievement. No piece of information if this could happen sometime in the not so distant future, yet we can even envision the watch to be adjustable with veritable parts procured at your approved dealer (this could be very cool).
The face of the TAG Heuer Carrera Caliber Heuer 01 also evokes a portion of the advanced Hublot watches. The dial (not the development) is opened to let a few pieces of the chronograph component show up – you can see a few switches and cog wheels that impel the chronograph hands under the sub-counter. This dial isn’t as expected skeletonized however made in sapphire gem with the lists, sub-counter rings and logo applied on top of it. The date circle is anyway skeletonized (like in a Hublot…). The general look is occupied without a doubt – normal for an open-worked watch – yet the neatness of the chronograph counters and the primary hands (that are enormous and covered with brilliant material) stays good – on account of huge records and red differentiating chrono hands.
Inside this new Carrera ticks the Caliber 01, which is fundamentally a somewhat revised version of the now celebrated and demonstrated Caliber 1887. TAG Heuer utilizes this development for quite a while at this point (since 2009) and since the cancelation of the Caliber Ch80 , it is the upper-grade motor of the brand. The type 1887 is based on the Seiko 6S37 (or TC78) chronograph development, which TAG Heuer procured a license to fabricate – with a few significant updates nonetheless. The contrasts between the Caliber 01 and the Caliber 1887 are initial an overhauled rotor (covered in dark), a segment wheel covered in red (and not blued like in the 1887) and an alternate chronograph connect. The remainder of the repairmen is comparable as is the 6-9-12 layout.
So… Is this watch deserving of the TAG Heuer logo? The appropriate response is part of the way indeed, as the roots are there (the general state of the case, the chronograph work, the hustling vehicle inspiration…). This watch could feel like the development of the cutting edge Carreras (such a super-version of the Nismo ). In the event that Hublot didn’t exist and if there were no connection between the two brands, this discussion would have been insignificant. Nonetheless, this connection between the two companies exists and we can’t conceal the reasonable Biver-Touch here, with this particular development of the case and the open-worked dial. These attributes alone are charming and give the TAG Heuer Carrera Caliber Heuer 01 a decent profundity, some detail and a 3D impact. TAG Heuer needs to move and to make new things however keeping its own character is important.
This Carrera Caliber Heuer 01 is an exceptionally pleasant independent watch BUT it experiences the impact of its older sibling Hublot (and this ought to be viewed as an insider’s comment. New-comers will absolutely not feel equivalent to us). Besides, thinking about the complexity of the case and of the dial, the value stays nice at 4.700 Euros. More subtleties on: www.tagheuer.com .