TAG Heuer pays tribute to its chairman with watch elements borrowed from Formula One and aeronautics. A half century after its sensational debut in the world of motor racing, the emblematic Carrera—the first sports chronograph designed specially for professional drivers and aficionados of powerful sensations—is being showcased in a retrospective exhibition in Geneva.
TAG Heuer Honorary Chairman Jack Heuer is celebrated in a spectacular edition inspired by the two-part construction Heuer stop watches that he once used on pro racing circuits around the world.
The innovative asymmetrical case design is based on the Carrera Mikrogirder 10’000 winner of the prestigious “Aiguille d’or” at Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve. Jack Heuer’s coat of arms and signature decorate the smoked sapphire caseback, through which can be seen the audacious 39-jewel Calibre 1887 movement.
“This coat of arms symbolises for me the entrepreneurial spirit that has been the driving force now for over 150 years of our company,” said Jack Heuer, TAG Heuer Honorary Chairman grandson of the brand’s founder and company CEO.