When the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 was unveiled in 2015, it appealed to the sporty set who enjoys classic yet contemporary aesthetics and practicality. In 2017, the chronograph now comes in a slightly smaller diametre of 43mm, and in three versions: intense black, deep navy blue, and elegant cognac brown.
The brilliance of the polished ceramic tachymeter bezel echoes the polished, satin-finished steel of the iconic 12-part modular case. The skeleton dial – the trademark of the Heuer-01 – and the sapphire case-back reveal the beauty of the mechanism. The chronograph operating levers and the date disc are open-worked on the dial side. On the case-back, the red column wheel — a bold visual anchor — the skeleton chronograph bridge and circular black PVD weight also draw the eye into the mechanism, which is equipped with a clutch with oscillating pinion.
In a nod to the world of motor racing, all of the movement's Chrono functions are identified by the colour red: the central seconds, the 30-minute counter, the 12-hour counter and the Start/Stop push-button. A sporty exterior complements the Heuer-01 Manufacture Chronograph movement, named in honour of the brand's founder, Edouard Heuer. It is also tagged as -01 because it was the first of a new generation of chronographs.