TAG Heuer Carrera Caliber 17 Chronograph Jack Heuer 80th Birthday

TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 17 Jack Heuer 80thThis year Jack Heuer, TAG Heuer’s honorary chairman and former chief, celebrates his 80th birthday. (Heuer is the great grandson of company founder Edouard Heuer.) In honor of the milestone the company is launching a limited edition (3,000 pieces) Carrera Caliber 17 Chronograph Jack Heuer 80th Birthday watch. It was during Jack Heuer’s tenure that the original Carrera, one of the world’s first automatic chronographs, was launched in 1969. The new model, like other current Carrera models, has the same dial layout and overall design as the original, with counters at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock and the date at 6 o’clock. The case is 41 mm in diameter. On the back of the case are Jack Heuer’s signature and the Heuer family coat of arms. The watch comes on a strap or bracelet, both priced at $4,900. Click on the images below for wallpaper images of the watches.

TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 17 Jack Heuer 80th, bracelet

TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 17 Jack Heuer 80th, caseback

Technical characteristics:

Movement: TAG Heuer Caliber 17, automatic chronograph

Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds; chronograph with xx-minute counter; date

Dial and hands: Silver dial with sunray finish; dark gray subdials with polished edges for running seconds at 3 o’clock and chronograph minutes at 9 o’clock; hand-applied faceted indices; red central chronograph hands; vintage red “Heuer” logo; polished hour and minute hands; luminescent markers; dark gray flange with tachymeter scale (“80″ in red); date window at 6 o’clock

Case: Polished stainless steel with polished bezel, crown and push-buttons; diameter = 41 mm; curved scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with with double-side nonreflective coating; solid steel caseback with Heuer family coat-of-arms and Jack Heuer signature in red; water-resistant to 100 meters

Limited edition of 3,000 engraved, numbered pieces

TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 17 Jack Heuer 80th, strap

Jack Heuer

Birthday boy Jack Heuer models his watch

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