The TAG Heuer Carrera in green

Green dominates the dials of TAG Heuer's new Carrera with glassbox design in a version inspired by the famous Dato layout and in a complicated one with tourbillon device.

Milestone in the history of TAG Heuer, the Carrera was designed in the 1960s by Jack Heuer to go on the wrists of pilots. A large, easily readable dial and a very robust case, water-resistant and resistant to the heavy stresses to which it would inevitably be subjected.

True to its DNA as a sports watch, in the latest version presented at Lvmh Watch Week it combines the "glassbox" design (a reference to the convex hexalite crystals of the early 1970s Carrera) with the layout of the first Heuer chronograph with a date display. We are talking about the Dato, in the 1968 version that shifted the date from 12 to 9.

The Carrera 45 Dato, then characterised by strong black and white contrasts, represented Jack Heuer's philosophy of prioritising legibility. In the new model, the aqua green of the dial with its circular brushed finish is the dominant note. In addition to the date at 9 o'clock, the 30-minute counter is positioned at 3 o'clock (no longer 45 as on the original model). The glass is reworked so that the curve flows seamlessly over the flange, merging with the 39-millimetre diameter steel case.

The movement is the Heuer automatic calibre 02 - TH20-07, a column-wheel chronograph with an impressive 80-hour power reserve. The Carrera Chronograph uses a black alligator strap and boasts water resistance to 100 metres. Price6,450 euro.

Reinterpreting the same green colour style, TAG Heuer introduces a complicated version of the Carrera, where the glassbox glass offers a panoramic view from various angles of the tourbillon at 6 o'clock.

The Carrera Chronograph Tourbillon also has a steel case, but in this case with a diameter of 42 mm. Its motor is the Heuer 02 - TH20-09, mechanical with automatic winding and a 65-hour power reserve. The price is 23,700 euro. Both models have a five-year warranty.