Introducing the TAG Heuer Carrera Red Dial Limited Edition

Introducing the TAG Heuer Carrera Red Dial Limited Edition

TAG Heuer’s current heritage collection, ‘Heuer’-branded Carrera, has been an enthusiast favourite for years, and periodically we’re treated to special versions and limited editions. But never before have we seen a Carrera this *spicy*.

TAG Heuer Carrera Red Dial Limited Edition
TAG Heuer Carrera Red Dial Limited Edition

The Low-Down

There is no denying that the dial of this watch is undeniably, distinctively, passionately — red. Sitting under the highly domed sapphire crystal, safe in its 39mm steel case, the sunray brushed dial of this Carrera alternates in hue between a glass of rich burgundy or the soft petal of a rose, depending on the light and the wearer’s poetic frame of reference. This red plays nicely with the steel dial hardware, the printed dial text and warm, butterscotch-toned luminous material. For all that, the dial looks like it might be something straight out of the 60s; from the rear, there’s no mistaking that this is a contemporary piece, thanks to the Heuer 02 calibre, which in addition to being a current-gen vertical clutch chronograph movement, offers 80 hours of power reserve.

TAG Heuer Carrera Red Dial Limited Edition
TAG Heuer Carrera Red Dial Limited Edition
TAG Heuer Carrera Red Dial Limited Edition

IMHO

This is an undeniably pretty watch — perhaps too pretty for some. If you’re the type of person who prefers your automotive chronographs on the more conservative side, don’t worry, TAG Heuer has a wide and deep catalogue for you to explore. But if you never realised in your heart just how much you needed a cherry red chrono, well, TAG Heuer made 600 of them, and today might just well be your lucky day.

TAG Heuer Carrera Red Dial Limited Edition
TAG Heuer Carrera Red Dial Limited Edition

Tech Specs

Movement: Calibre Heuer 02 Automatic, 80 hours of power reserve
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph
Case: Polished stainless steel, 39mm, water-resistant to 100M
Strap: Black alligator, steel folding clasp with Heuer logo
Availability: Limited to 600 pieces, available from July

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Felix Scholz

Felix Scholz has spent the last decade covering watches from his home in Australia. Given this, it's surprising that he still struggles with time zones. Over the years he's become a firm believer that less is more when it comes to watch design – except when a rainbow bezel is involved. He's written for numerous titles including Hodinkee, GQ, A Collected Man and more. These days he looks after the Australian edition of Revolution and takes a break from writing about watches to talk about them, as the co-host of OT: The Podcast.

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