TAG Heuer Introduces The Carrera Skipper Watch

A rejuvenated classic paying homage to the iconic Skipper model from the late 1960s.


The original Carrera Skipper model was first introduced in 1968. It was designed specifically for professional and amateur sailors. It featured a number of features that made it ideal for use in regattas and featured a distinctive blue dial with contrasting sub-dials, which are a nod to the yacht Intrepid that won the America’s Cup in 1967. Derived from the recently-launched ‘glassbox’ Carrera, this new generation Skipper is set to make waves in the yachting world. Serving as the flagship for a series of maritime-inspired models, the Carrera Skipper marks TAG Heuer’s triumphant return to this prestigious realm.

The Carrera Skipper dial features a captivating multi-colored chronograph sub-dial at 3 o’clock, set against a striking blue backdrop. Reminiscent of the original model, the 30-minute sub-dial has been ingeniously modified to count down the 15-minute regatta pre-start in three five-minute segments.

Lagoon Green represents the boat’s rigging, Intrepid Teal mimics the yacht’s deck color, and the orange hand on the chronograph seconds sub-dial signals the final five minutes before the start. This regatta-specific feature ensures precise countdown tracking, allowing sailors to monitor their progress and ensure timely starts. The ‘Skipper’ name at the base of the 12-hour counter adds an authentic touch, complementing Intrepid’s teal color.

The 39 mm stainless steel case of the Carrera Skipper radiates charm and sophistication with its alternating polished and satin-brushed surfaces. The sapphire crystal gracefully extends from the dial edge to the case, enhancing the watch’s overall aesthetic. With a thickness of 13.9 mm, this timepiece commands attention. Despite the absence of a screwed-down crown, it boasts a water resistance of up to 10 bar (100 meters / 330 feet), ensuring its durability in maritime environments.

Beneath the sapphire crystal case back lies TAG Heuer’s in-house automatic chronograph caliber, the Heuer 02. This evolved version of the movement features a bi-directional winding oscillating weight, with a power reserve of 80 hours.

Completing the ensemble is a blue fabric strap secured by a stainless steel folding clasp with double safety push buttons. The Carrera Skipper ref. CBS2213.FN6002 is priced at CHF 6,600.