Carrera Calibre 36 Chronograph Flyback “Racing” (43mm)
The Racing Timepiece
At the helm of this year’s TAG Heuer Carrera rollout is one of the line’s most elegant and sporting creations to date. Housing the brand’s high-rate Calibre 36 automatic chronograph movement (named for its 36,000 beats per hour frequency), it features an authentic fly-back complication–a simple click instantly resets the chronograph to zero. Inspired by automobile racing, the function lets drivers (and aviation pilots) instantly restart and reset without stopping.
The generous case is in super-light titanium Grade 2, the same corrosive-resistant alloy used in leading-edge aerospace, automotive and architectural design. Here it is sandblasted and specially treated with a black titanium carbide coating for extra allure.
The “Racing” has an anthracite dial decorated with TAG Heuer’s signature sunray effect, with “black gold”-polished and hand-applied Arabic numerals on the external chronograph scale, and on the red-tipped chronograph and small seconds hand. The date window is a 6 o’clock and the counters–chronograph minute and running second –are at 3 and 9 o’clock. Both counters are snailed with fine-brushed appliques and polished facets. The smoked sapphire caseback provides a scratch-resistant window onto the working components of the high-precision movement beating inside.
The new strap design, inspired by motor-racing leathers and steering wheel covers, is in crafted black leather with a black perforated layer and a black titanium Grade 2 folding clasp.
The pacesetter of the new Carrera fleet, the new TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 36 Chronograph Flyback exemplifies the true “racing” values and codes of the motor-sports inspired line.
TAG Heuer Calibre 36 – Automatic – Chronograph – Flyback – Date