Speed, Passion, Charm and Pioneer—TAG Heuer Chronograph

Every time we talk about a watch, we will also involve its history and culture, after all they are created under certain circumstance, and every of them is branded with the stamp of that time, which is all its charm about. Heuer was set up in 1860 by Edward Heuer in Swiss. Back then, the industries were preposterous and Heuer started its way under such a background. In the early 20th, watch industry were challenged by the needs for precision and so the chronograph symboled the highly-precise watch. Time moved to 1960th when the fourth generation of TAG Heuer set up a subsidiary company in the United States. So far, the Carrera Panamaericana Mexico Race is still known to people and Heuer was inspired by it and therefore gave birth to the Carrera series and the first one met the public in 1963. So far to now it is over a half century. Today, we will going to talk about the Carrera Chronograph CAR2140.FC8145 which was fitted with its own movement Cal.1887. 

Heuer designs its new products under the idea of speed, passion and charm, so it pays more attention to the appearance and hoped to shares the designs with every users.

The case of CAR2140.FC8145 was made of rose gold and was processed with polishing, bestowing it with bright color and extraordinary beauty. The case was designed in the workshop in Swiss which has advanced equipment. The case was punched and pressed and polished in a delicate way that could be calculated in micro. Heuer itself also said that their cases were definitely excellent. The case back and mirror are made of sapphire crystal and the who sapphire was cut and polished its edges.

The design of the dial was the first priority during making a watch. 18k rose gold were applied to hands and time indexes and were abrased to present a bring color.  In addition, there are small dials in the center area. The small dial with golden hand are the chronograph, and indicate time while two black hands in the center of the dial make up the chronograph. Inside the bezel this is a tachometric scale to measure speed. CAL 1887 in the small dial also indicates that this watch introduced 1887 movement that Heuer is proud for and it represents Heuer’s excellent performance in the movement.

Carrera series were derived from car racing. Therefore, a lot of designs serve the need for car race. Jack Heuer, from the the beginning of Heuer, knew what anti-shock and a large mirror meant to racer, so it did not only designed the large case , but also make the case more reliable and solid. In addition, it must be fitted with a chronometer.

The Hueer’s tradition of making watch was challenges to the tradition, so it always breaks its own record in terms of functionality and precision and brings the watch performance to a new height. CAL2140.FC9145 was made of a 30-minutes dial, a 12-hours dial and central big second. You can start it by pushing the buttons at both sides. 

When speaking of movement, Carrera CAR.2140.FC845 uses the influential CAL 11 movement. What features this movement is the blue column wheel, top balance spring and spring and Heuer-made automatic rotor. The application of column wheel make chronometer becomes more smooth and can return to zero immediately.

Anyway, TAG Heuer has been here for over half century and a lot of chronographs were launched during this period of time. Due to its outstanding performance, Heuer become the official chronograph for F1 event. At the meantime, Heuer is the first one that invented an automatic mini-rotor.

CAR2140.FC8145 is a perfect combination of Heuer’s unique techniques in making case, excellent performance and frontier style. It offers the best precision and stable performance while at the same time, representing Heuer’s achievements and techniques are all this is about.

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