Up close- TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 Day-Date

Among the new releases at Baselworld, TAG Heuer has quietly updated one of its best-selling global models- the Carrera Calibre 16 Tachymeter Chronograph. The most obvious change to the revised model is the addition of a Day window on the Calendar, which is framed by an angled silver window.

Given that the 2012 Carrera Calibre 16 Day-Date has been updated for 2013 with the Calibre 1887 (losing the day functionality), this new watch is now the sole Day-Date model in the Carrera range.

While the majority of the 2013 Carrera range now features a Ceramic bezel, the Calibre 16 twins retain their aluminium bezels.

The Calibre 16 (likely to be a combination of the ETA 7750 and the Sellita SW-500) powers the revised Chronograph, which sits behind the Fangio-themed case-back design that you see below.

CV2010 Fangio back

Dial

There are two models in the revised range- the Black & Red themed dial (Carrera Racing) above and a Black & White model. It’s not just the colours that set these two apart: the former with a radial pattern around the outside of the dial, which looks great set against the Silver day-date window and the new applied TAG Heuer logo.

Comparison with old Model

Above you see the older CV2014 (left) and the new CV201AH (right). The new models offers revised hour markers, an applied TAG Heuer logo and an applied “Carrera Automatic” text rather than the printed dial of the old model.

Alert eyes will also notice the revised design of the 9 o’clock sub-dial. The changes are minor, but do help to simplify the overall look as well as making room for t he Day-Date window.

Carrera Calibre 16 Day Date CV201AH

The Carrera Racing Calibre 16 above comes on either the Rubber strap (as above), or a new 5-row stainless steel bracelet- the same one offered on the Carrera 1887 41mm. As regular readers will expect, we’ll take this one on the rubber strap, which suits the sporting character well.

Carrera Calibre 16 Day Date CV201AG

The second model uses a flat-Black dial and Silver hands- a monochrome contrast to the Red and Black alternative.

Pricing and Availability

Expect the TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 Tachymetre Day-Date to make its way into the stores over the next few months gradually over the next couple of months- no official word on pricing, but given the moderate number of changes over the existing model, we’d expect prices to remain the same, save for the usual annual increase that applies across the whole range.

50 Years of Carrera

The TAG Heuer Carrera 16 day Date is part of the 50th anniversary range of TAG Heuer’s most famous model- the Carrera. Click on the image below to learn all about the history of the Carrera and see the entire 2013 Carrera range.

50 Years Carrera

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