A perfect blend of sports and luxury, the Tag Heuer Grand Carrera Calibre 17 RS Chronograph represents brand’s unique motor-racing legacy. Caring out design simplicity of the iconic Carrera, this watch features innovative Rotating System disc to show time in a new way.
Some 43 years after the first Carrera, inspired by famous 1950s race across Mexico, had been launched, TAG delighted all passionate drivers and watch lovers, with the new premium collection. The Grand Carrera men’s series pays a tribute to the legendary model, but offers a distinctive signature.
Instead of usual sub-dials, the Grand Carrera incorporates the Rotating System discs (RS), directly inspired by the engine design of a GT race car. Decorated with semi-circular, polished frames, these discs provide optimum legibility and give designers greater flexibility. Although they contribute to the unique aesthetic look and make reading easier, you will get a less accuracy, than with a standard hand counters.
The Grand Carrera Calibre 17 RS chrono features two sub-dials – the small second at 3 o’clock and minute counter at 9 o’clock position. Its masculine 43 mm case is made of fine-brushed steel (except the limited edition in pink gold). It matches the fine-brushed and polished bezel with tachymeter scale and either the crocodile strap or steel bracelet.
Sport, Elegance and Luxury
The watch is powered by the Calibre 17 RS automatic movement (ETA 2894-2), with two rotating systems. This Officially Certified Chronometer beats with 28,000 vibrations per hour (4 Hertz).
Watch dial comes in two variations – black and white and represents brand’s authentic classic elegant. The opalin center and external spiral texture give the unique aesthetic touch, while the hand applied date aperture at 6 o’clock, applied curved hour markers with double finishing and luminescent markers on hands guaranty superb readability.
Other key elements of amazing Grand Carrera’s design are the hand applied TAG Heuer logo, oversize screw-in crown and push buttons and the double sapphire caseback, sealed by 6 screws. The Tag Heuer Grand Carrera Calibre 17 RS Chronograph timepiece is water-proof up to 100 metres (300 feet) and is available for around $4000.