At this year’s LVMH Watch Week, which takes place in Singapore, TAG Heuer is debuting the Carrera Chronograph 60th Anniversary Edition (Ref. CBK221H.FC8317). As it is dubbed in the name, this self-winding manufacture chronograph is a tribute to 60 years of motor racing legacy and comes with a “panda”-style dial. Limited to only 600 pieces worldwide, the anniversary edition is a faithful recreation of the ref. 2447 from the late 1960s, a successor of the original that was developed by Jack Heuer in 1963 to meet the challenges of motor racing.
This historical reference was distinguished by either a silvered dial and black subdials, or the other way around, known respectively as “panda” and “reverse panda.” The 2447 SN had a silver dial with black subdials – a panda – as noted in its name, with “SN” meaning “silver” and “noir.” Building on the success of the earliest Carreras, the 2447 SN further improved readability at a glance with clever design touches, such as striped hour markers as well as hour and minute hands.
The TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph 60th Anniversary takes over all these characteristic attributes as well as the vintage Heuer logo on its silver sun-ray brushed dial. It makes its entrance in a stainless steel case with a diameter of 39mm and a water-resistance of 100 meters. Speeding up inside is the brand’s modern-day manufacture self-winding caliber Heuer 02, a column-wheel chronograph with a power reserve of 80 hours and a COSC chronometer certificate. Its partially skeletonized rotor mimics the shape of a steering wheel and can be admired through the sapphire case.
Retail is $7,400, you can find out more about the new TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph 60th Anniversary here.