A very special watch celebrating a great entrepreneur, a great man, and a key figure in brand’s history.
As the name suggests, the Carrera Chronograph Jack Heuer Gold Limited Edition is dedicated to Jack Heuer, the great-grandson of the founder, and the honorary chairman of the company. To be a bit more precise, his 88th birthday: those eternity symbols on the dial are not there for poetry alone. And of course, it’s the reimagining of his beloved reference from the glorious past, as well as the combination of everything Jack loves about Carrera. But even if we forget all the trivia, it’s still a crazy beautiful chronograph, landing somewhere on a festive, almost dressy side of things.
There’s always something royal in pairing rose gold with pure white or with pure black. The TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Jack Heuer manages to combine it with both in a most natural and elegant way. The dial is all matt-white, while the 30-minute counter at 3 and the 12-hour counter at 9 are black, followed by an alligator strap.
Another cool detail is not emphasizing small seconds at 6 with color or even with scale, and leaving a tiny gold hand spinning between two thin lines. Official reason is the presence of only two counters on that reference-watch from the company’s past, but again, who cares if the result is so pleasing. And don’t you forget a nice matching date window at 6 as well as those inlayed golden hour markers, making the dial as clean as it’s classy.
The 42-mm rose gold case has a water resistance rating of 100 meters and houses the in-house Heuer 02 automatic calibre. It’s a column wheel chronograph movement with vertical clutch and a hefty 80-hour power reserve. A domed sapphire crystal at the dial side is echoed with a transparent sapphire crystal window at the back, showcasing some mechanical action and finishings. Among the latter is the black winding rotor with Jack’s favorite quote ‘Time never stops, why should we?’ engraved on it.
The TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Jack Heuer Gold Limited Edition is expected to be available in march 2021. Only 188 pieces will be produced. The price is CHF 18000.
Dec. 20, 2020