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Tag Heuer Gold Tag Heuer Carrera to Celebrace Jack Heuer

Tag Heuer releases a limited edition of a vintage Heuer Carrera to mark Jack Heuer’s birthday and pay tribute to his visionary contribution to the brand.

Jack Heuer, great-grandson of the brand’s founder, former Tag Heuer CEO and current Honorary Chairman, celebrates his birthday today. In honour of his symbolic eighty eighth year, which embodies luck with its double infinity loop, the Swiss luxury watchmaker is releasing an 18K rose gold limited edition of the recently relaunched Tag Heuer Carrera Chronograph.

Jack Heuer’s birthday limited edition tells the story of Jack and the Tag Heuer Carrera

Launched in 1963, the Tag Heuer Carrera is not only Jack Heuer’s favourite collection, but also the first timepiece that he created entirely, choosing and registering its name as well as designing its aesthetics down to the smallest details. The Carrera was a watch made for professional racing drivers that featured a highly legible, minimalist dial that has helped forge its legendary status. When he was told about the treacherous Carrera Panamericana race, the word carrera resonated deeply with Jack. The word means “road”, “race”, “journey” or “career” in Spanish, and it shaped the destiny of a watch that is now a true icon.

A Limited-Edition Gold Tag Heuer Carrera to Celebrace Jack Heuer

Jack Heuer © Tag Heuer

Among the Tag Heuer Carrera models, there is one that stands apart in Jack Heuer’s heart: the all-gold Heuer Carrera 1158CHN dating back to the 1970s – an iconic vintage watch that inspired the Tag Heuer Carrera Chronograph Jack Heuer Birthday Gold Limited Edition. Made of 18K rose gold, this anniversary piece marks the comeback of this precious metal to the Tag Heuer collections. Above and beyond its enduring value, gold embodies the enduring link between Jack, Tag Heuer, motorsports and the greatest drivers of all time. In the 1970s, Jack Heuer started a tradition of presenting an 18K gold Heuer Carrera for good luck to Ferrari Formula 1 drivers – legends such as Ronnie Peterson, Niki Lauda and Clay Regazzoni – during the partnership between Heuer and Ferrari. Engraved with the driver’s name and blood type on the case back, these Heuer Carrera 1158CHN models have become highly sought-after collector’s items and symbols of the golden age of racing.

A Limited-Edition Gold Tag Heuer Carrera to Celebrace Jack Heuer

Tag Heuer Carrera Chronograph Jack Heuer Birthday Gold Limited Edition © Tag Heuer

"I’m very touched that Tag Heuer reimagined my favourite watch for my birthday," says Jack Heuer. "It reminds me of many dear friends and thrilling years on the race track. I will wear it with pride and look forward to seeing it on the wrist of new generations of daring characters as well."

The Tag Heuer Carrera Chronograph Jack Heuer Birthday Gold Limited Edition

Framed by a 42 mm 18K rose gold case, the Tag Heuer Carrera Chronograph Jack Heuer Birthday Gold Limited Edition features a silver opaline dial with a duo of applied stylised infinity loops in the centre of the dial, symbolising Jack’s birthday and recalling his infinitely precious legacy to the brand. True to the aesthetics of the original 1158CHN Heuer model, only the two sunray brushed chronograph subdials at 3 and 9 o’clock appear in contrasting black as a nod to vintage racing timepieces. As for the counter at 6 o’clock, which did not exist in the original version, it elegantly blends in tone on tone with the dial. The silhouette of the redesigned date display and the hands, whose size has been perfectly adjusted to that of the hour-markers, are two subtle details that come straight from Jack’s vision and eye for clean and clear dial design, and they add the final touch to the aesthetic balance of this timepiece. The black alligator strap bears Jack Heuer’s signature in gold lettering.

A Limited-Edition Gold Tag Heuer Carrera to Celebrace Jack Heuer

Tag Heuer Carrera Chronograph Jack Heuer Birthday Gold Limited Edition © Tag Heuer

This limited-edition model is equipped with the Calibre Heuer 02 manufacture movement, which is made of 168 components, including a column wheel and a vertical clutch, and boasts an impressive power reserve of 80 hours. The visible oscillating mass engraved with Jack Heuer’s motto “Time never stops, why should we?” expresses his resilient mindset and seemingly boundless energy, and reminds us of the enduring sense of eternity embodied by the Tag Heuer Carrera collection.

This exclusive tribute timepiece will be open for pre-orders from 19 November 2020 and will be available in Tag Heuer boutiques and online in March 2021.

 

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