Kentucky

While many Heuer chronographs were named after Formula 1 tracks, the Kentucky instead targeted the “Horsey Set” and is named after the US City home to the famous Kentucky Derby horse race.

The Kentucky was the first Heuer model to use the Valjoux 7750 movement, today known as the TAG Heuer Calibre 16.

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