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TAG Heuer Carrera Sport Chronograph

The Carrera Sport Chronograph gets an update with a stylish special edition…

The hits, as you might say, keep on coming for TAG Heuer, as the famed luxury watchmaker just debuted a new special edition of the TAG Heuer Carrera Sport Chronograph to celebrate 160 years of precision timekeeping. The lauded watch company introduced new Carrera Sport Chronograph models earlier this year, but this forthcoming launch gives watch enthusiasts and TAG Heuer fans yet another reason to get excited.

The TAG Heuer Carrera Sport Chronograph 160 Years Special Edition is available with a white or blue dial and draws inspiration from the company’s storied archives. In this instance, the new model, in handsome stainless steel construction, is based off the Heuer “Dato 45.” It puts its own spin on the brand’s many hallmarks, arriving to the anniversary celebration with a 44mm case diameter and featuring a date window at the 12 o’clock marking. It’s a distinctive, unique move the brand said was also inspired by the Dato 45.

First debuted in 1965, this timepiece is quite notable in the Heuer line, as it was the first Heuer chrono to feature a turning date disc. Limited to 1,860 pieces in an homage to the illustrious anniversary, this is a timepiece worth investing in – it’s priced at $8,600, after all – call it a seriously worthwhile addition to your watch rotation. It’s sporty and yet easily wearable, particularly the sleek blue dial with two contrasting white chronographs built in (along with a seconds counter positioned at the six o’clock marking in a crisp, matching blue).

Super-LumiNova coated markings make this a watch to be reckoned with in plenty of situations outside of its impressive collector’s box. In fact, the coolest part might be something you don’t actually see at first glance. We’re talking, of course, about the Calibre Heuer 02 manufacture movement, which results in a thinner, sleeker watch design overall. It’s a fitting update to the brand’s flagship Carrera watch, which has been a staple in the TAG Heuer line since its introduction in 1963. If that sounds like your idea of the perfect watch, better pre-order this seriously limited timepiece now. We know it’s on our wish list. Make some space in that watch collection, everyone.

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BY BEAU HAYHOE

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