Highlighting a milestone year, Swiss made replica TAG Heuer has released the first special edition of its recently launched best replica Carerra Sport Chronograph. Available in two options, the timepieces are inspired by the 1965 “DATO 45” which was notable as the first Heuer wrist chronograph to feature a turning date disk. The historically influenced timepiece also features a date window uncommonly positioned at 12 o’ clock on the dial.
The Carrera Sport Chronograph Special Edition (above) is inspired by the 1965 “DATO-45” model (below).
Released to commemorate the 160th anniversary of the Swiss watch brand, the new special-edition versions of the Carerra Sport Chronograph collection are available in two dial colors, blue and white. It is equipped with a Heuer 02 manufacture movement and is limited to just 1,860 pieces.
“It was fascinating — truly a privilege — to have a chance to look at all of the outstanding Carrera models when we were creating our anniversary selection,” says Catherine Eberlé-Devaux, TAG Heuer’s Heritage Director. “The choice of the 3147N — the in-house reference for the Carrera “Dato 45” — was a bold one because it challenged our design team to create a clean, legible chronograph dial with a date window in an unusual position. They updated and upgraded a true icon, rising to the occasion brilliantly.”
This perfect replica Heuer “Pre-Carrera” from the 1940s is one not to be missed. Interestingly, this model got its nickname because of its shared reference number “2447” and the design elements that were carried over to the Carrera introduced in 1963. The most compelling resemblance is the unmistakably strong shape of the lugs; angular and elongated. Plus, it is fitted with the same chronograph movement, the Valjoux 72. Unlike the Carrera from the 1960s, this ref. 2447 has more of a 1940s design. This “Pre-Carrera” design is more reminiscent of military chronographs with a screw-down caseback and luminous syringe-type hands.
What’s really amazing about this watch is the overall condition. The black dial is still clean and well-preserved with an honest patina, and the gold-tone gilt writing really pops against the black background. The oversized registers are almost touching each other and finished with concentric circles, which maximizes legibility. The lume on the large Arabic numerals is well-preserved with the perfect amount of patina in pale yellow, as it often has the tendency to turn into a very dark color. Just a stunning watch overall! You can make it yours by heading over to the online store.
There are so many beautiful pocket watches that still remain under-the-radar. When this gorgeous piece showed up at our office, I immediately had to stop everything I was working on to take a look and test it out for myself. From a design standpoint, this pocket watch has form and function perfectly aligned. The layout of the dial is clean and to the point with black painted Arabic numerals and minute track for maximum clarity. Also, the railroad track on the registers finished with the concentric circles are a subtle but thoughtful finish for a simple timing instrument. And, let’s not forget the gorgeous blued steel leaf hands, which are also used in some of the favorite classic dress watches from the same era, like the Calatrava by Patek Philippe. Visit the website https://www.caltour.vg/ to explore this piece for yourself.