Ennstal Classic TAG Heuer Carrera Limited Edition
TAG Heuer was an original sponsor of the event and issued a Carrera to the winners and notable participants. While these were generally standard production watches, TAG Heuer did make a special limited edition Carrera for the 2005 event.
On the left is the 2005 Ennstal Classic TAG Heuer Carrera. Only 50 watches were made, making it one of the rarest of the Carrera line since its re-introduction in 1997.
The Ennstal Carrera takes its design cues from both the Heuer Carrera re-edition and the 40th Anniversary “Jack Heuer” Carrera. The dial and colour scheme are reminiscent of the 1970s Heuer Monza, with red contrasting hands, sub-dials and stitching.
Like the Jack Heuer Carrera, the Ennstal Classic Carrera uses the Calibre 17 movement, which is the ETA 2894-2 as found in the TAG Heuer Monaco.
Sadly, it appears that Chopard are now sponsoring the event, so the chances of seeing another limited edition Carrera for the Ennstal Classic are slim.
My thanks to Mark Moss for sending through the information on this special Carrera- and if anyone has one for sale, please let me know, as Mark would love to add it to his amazing Heuer and TAG Heuer Carrera collection.
Photos: Mark Moss/ Miquel Schmuck & Uhren