First Look: Carrera Carbon 1887 Concept
TAG Heuer have taken the look of the recently announced Carrera Jack Heuer 1887 Chronograph and added a touch of Formula 1 technology with the Geneva 2013 concept watch- the Carrera Carbon 1887. In addition to a newly designed dial, the main party trick of the concept watch is its case- which tips the scales at an amazing 19 grams.
The stealth design is complemented by an all-black treated alligator leather strap, and the only elements breaking up the all-black look being a few flashes of red
- Case: 10.5g
- Caseback: 4.35g
- 2 blade horns (lugs): 2.77g
- Bezel: 1.23g
That adds up to 19 grams, which is next to nothing. Of course, you need to add the weight of the movement and the strap, but consider that the “lightweight” Aquaracer 500m weights about 98 grams, while the similar steel Aquaracer 500m watch weighs about 130 grams.
And yes, the Carbon Carrera will wear significantly better- and scratch less- than a steel, or even titanium case, given its inherent hardness.
Price and Availability
No official word on price yet, but we hear that its likely to be approximately double the price of the Jack Heuer 1887 Bullhead- so around CHF12-14,000.