Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 6 Chronometer

Carrera Calibre 6 Chronometer

Image Credit: Calibre 11 TAG Heuer Forum

Tag Heuer got in touch with its roots for the new Carrera Calibre 6 Chronometer and we love the final result.

The Carrera Calibre 6 Chronometer

To most people, the name Tag Heuer is somewhat synonymous with two things; sports and technology. They sponsor many major athletes and are often the ones pushing the envelope when it comes to developing new technology and trying new things (check out our hands on look at the MikroPendulumS Tourbillon here if you’re not sure what I’m talking about.) These are of course both good and noble causes and one applauds Tag Heuer for pursing them with such vigour.

The flip-side to this of course though is that many people simply assume that Tag Heuer is a relatively new brand with no real heritage so speak of, which is simply not the case. That’s why personally I love when the brand delves into the archives to create something like the new Carrera Calibre 6 Chronometer.

Carrera Calibre 6 Chronometer Image Credit: Calibre 11 TAG Heuer Forum

Unveiled by the brand at Baselworld earlier this year, the Carrera Calibre 6 is somewhat of a hybrid. It’s not quite a vintage re-issue as such but the watch does take some of its cues from the original 1963-Carrera design. The layout is clean, simple and easy to read with just the right amount of contrast to make it stand out on the wrist a bit but without being obnoxious. Presented in a 39mm steel case, the Carrera Calibre 6 is a practical, wear anyway for all occasions type watch.

What I really like though is just how much color Tag Heuer has managed to introduce into the design without making it look gaudy. For the foundation we have a silver dial, complete with sunray effect, that is encircled by a blue flange with white minute-scale numbering around the outside edge of the dial. Complementing the outer flange is a snailed blue small-seconds subdial (partially inset with a date window) at 6 o’clock, with a red seconds hand that matches with the red Heuer logo (how much do you love that they used the vintage logo by the way?) and the red ’60’ at the top of the dial.

Carrera Calibre 6 Chronometer Image Credit: Calibre 11 TAG Heuer Forum

Paired with a blue perforated calfskin strap the watch looks like it’s ready for a spin in a race car or a night out on the town with your better half. Of course this being Tag Heuer the Carrera Calibre 6 is fitted with a COSC-certified automatic movement (i.e. a chronometer) with a power reserve of 44 hours. Not bad for US$3,500.

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Tom Mulraney
Founder & Editor
Tom likes to write about luxury watches. So much so, that he created The Watch Lounge just so he would have an outlet for his passion. Together with his team, he is dedicated to bringing you original, entertaining (and maybe even a little educational) luxury watch and lifestyle content.

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