Among the new products unveiled at Baselworld 2013, watchmaker TAG Heuer presented two editions of the Carrera, an iconic timepiece marking its 50th anniversary. The inspiration behind these two exceptional watches is none other than Jack Heuer, who celebrated his 80th birthday last year.
Created in 1963, the Carrera is the first sports chronograph designed specifically for professional drivers and sports-car enthusiasts, embodying the timeless prestige of auto racing. Over the years it has been regularly updated with chic elegance, integrating fast-paced technological advances.
The two latest iterations of the original 1963 Carrera have been enriched with cutting-edge functionalities, both sporting clean geometric lines and sensual curves. The flagship of the Carrera 50th anniversary celebrations is equipped with the Calibre 1887 automatic movement—developed in-house by TAG Heuer—with a Jack Heuer signature on the back of the case adding to the design.
The second model has an anthracite dial and a vintage red Heuer logo. A limited edition of 3,000 watches has been produced to celebrate Jack Heuer’s 80th birthday. Red, the color of the company’s historic coat of arms, features prominently on both models, including the lining of the band, the second hand, and at the tip of the counter hands. These creations are a fitting tribute to the singular vision of Jack Heuer, a true trailblazer of watch technology and design.