For Tag Heuer’s 160th birthday: The Carrera 160 Year Silver Limited Edition

By Montredo in Lifestyle
January 22, 2020
For Tag Heuer’s 160th birthday: The Carrera 160 Year Silver Limited Edition

Anniversary watches are as much a part of the industry as the rotor of the automatic movement. Honoring this tradition, TAG Heuer takes its 160th anniversary as an opportunity to launch a limited edition Carrera chronograph (Ref.: CBK221B.FC6479), based on a model from 1964 – a time when TAG Heuer was simply known as Heuer. The decision for a new Carrera chronograph certainly makes sense, since the Carrera series, along with the Tag Heuer Aquaracer, is one of the brand’s mainstays.


Roots in racing

The Carrera Panamericana race in Mexico lent its name to the legendary Heuer chronograph. This race seemed to have impressed company owner Jack Heuer so much that he decided to use the name, and after the name was established the watch followed. The 2447S, produced in 1964, and at that time still driven by the legendary Valjoux caliber 72, has served as a concrete model for the 2020 TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition.

In-house caliber Heuer 02

Inside the new chronograph you will find the Heuer 02 in-house caliber, which consists of 168 components and has a power reserve of 80 hours. The movement is also equipped with a vertical clutch and a column wheel.

Heuer 02


Proven and timeless design

Compared to its exemplar, the 2447S, the TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition is both an homage and a further development.

TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition


As in 1964, a dignified purism dominates the aesthetic image of this simple chronograph. Adapted to today’s needs, the diameter has grown from 36 mm to 39 mm. The silver sunburst dial houses 3 sub-dials, at the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions. Below the 12 is the Heuer Carrera logo – i.e. without TAG, as a reference to the pre-TAG era in which the first Carrera was produced. The timeless design and the perfect proportions ensure a harmonious appearance overall. The pure and simple design also makes the watch very easy to read.

On the back, a sapphire crystal gives a clear view of the inner workings of the TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition. TAG Heuer proudly refers to its 160-year tradition with a special engraving on the flywheel.

The watch is to be available worldwide from June 2020 and is limited to 1860 pieces to match the year it was founded. If you are curious to discover more TAG Heuer Carrera models, you will find our wide range of this classic watch here.


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