Carrera completed its 50th birthday in 2013 and the Tag Heuer Carrera Chronograph Automatic Titanium Caliber 1887 Swiss made CAR2A80. FC6237 Men’s watch is a tribute the original created by Jack Heuer back in 1963. Built to meet specific professional demands in the realms of motor-racing, the Calibre 1887 is the brand’s determined approach to widen and better the scopes of in-house mechanism.
The Tag Heuer Carrera Chronograph Automatic Titanium Caliber 1887 Swiss made CAR2A80. FC6237 Men’s watch happens to be TAG’s most striking of the 50th anniversary models. All black, including a black anthracite dial, this stunning model represents TAG Heuer’s most contemporary design in the entire Carrera range.
The Tag Heuer Carrera Chronograph Automatic Titanium Caliber 1887 Swiss made CAR2A80. FC6237 Men’s watch celebrates its past accomplishments with the use of innovative materials, along with innovative technological measures; it brings a refreshing feel to an already legendary design by creating a visual novelty with a black ceramic bezel.
The case of the Tag Heuer Aquaracer Suisse Automatic Titanium Caliber 1887 Swiss made CAR2A80. FC6237 Men’s watch is made from Grade 2 titanium, further coated with sandblasted black titanium carbide. The material is high strength, with a low weight ratio and an outstanding corrosion resistance. Aerospace and automotive industries use the same type of titanium and its alloys. At 43mm, it is the most perfect size for a racing chronograph meant for real use. The soft touch alligator strap is also fitted with folding clasp made from the same quality of titanium.
As far as the use of exquisite materials goes, there’s black gold applied on the date window, hour and minute hands, as well as the small seconds hand as well as on the hand-applied Arabic numerals. The numerals also follow a chrono-counter format, not to be found in other chronograph watches. All are covered with lume.
Powered by the Calibre 1887, the Tag Heuer Aquaracer Diamant Titanium has a 30-minute counter at 12 o’clock and a 12-hour counter at 6.
The small seconds run at 9 and all the chrono-counters come with nice, circular patterns. The minute scale is integrated with the second-s indices along the inner bezel ring. The scratch-resistant, domed sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective coats ensures the visibility is never lost.
The integrated column-wheel, Caliber 1887 chronograph movement is visible through the sapphire case-back. It’s a self-winding movement, built with inspirations from the revolutionary oscillating pinion mechanism that Edouard Heuer built in 1887. A total of 320 parts goes into the movement, beating at 28,800bph and tucking 50 hours od power reserve on a fully wound main spring.
Whether you are on track or off it, the Tag Heuer Carrera Chronograph Automatic Titanium Caliber 1887 Swiss made CAR2A80. FC6237 Men’s watch for sure makes one hell of a wrist companion.