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.
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.
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
Pricing and Availability- TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 (CV201AH, CV201AG)
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.