First Look- Carrera Day-Date Calibre 16 43mm Day-Date

With TAG Heuer’s Calibre 1887 production capacity being migrated across to the renamed and revised version of that movement- the Calibre Heuer-01- TAG Heuer is replacing the range of existing Calibre 1887 Carreras with alternative movements, including this new model- the Carrera Calibre 16 43mm Day-Date.

The newest Carrera effectively replaces the Carrera 1887 43mm model, a mainstay of the range since its introduction in 2013 as the second watch to use the 1887 Calibre.

Comparison Carrera 1887 and Calibre 16 43mmWhile the most obvious change is the movement swap, there are also a number of detailed changes for the new watches, including:

  • Newly designed hands
  • Redesigned 9 o’clock sub-dial
  • Date window moves from 6 o’clock to 3 o’clock
  • Date function replaced by Day-Date function
  • Redesigned, squarer hour numerals

While the existing 1887 model offered three dial options, the 2016 range consolidates this down to a White or Black option, with the Anthracite dial being discontinued.

Reference CV2A1AC

TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 CV2A1AC

TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 CV2A1AC

Reference CV2A1AB

TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 CV2A1AB TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 CV2A1AB

Movement- Calibre 16

TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 43mm Day-DateAs with the majority of TAG Heuer’s Calibre 16 range, the new 2016 models use the Sellita SW500 movement, rather than the almost-identical ETA 7750. The Day-Date models offer a sapphire case back and water resistance to 100m.

Prices and Availability- Carrera Calibre 16 43mm CV2A1AB & CV2A1AC

TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 43mm Day-DateThe 2016 TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 43mm is priced at CHF 4,500 (Swiss Francs), which is a small premium to the other Calibre 16 Carreras, but less than the previous 1887 model.


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  • Prasad Gidnavar

    What is the price


    I like it, I think the new numerals are an improvement, but I can see why some people would think they look too modern.

  • Benjamin

    Everything is good, except the size. Please give us the 41mm ver.

  • Nick

    Yes please 41mm!

  • mrmagooize .

    I think it is confusing that TAG changes so often. A huge drawback. Stay on one path!

    • Part of why we’ve seen so much change in the past 2 years has been the arrival of a new CEO in 2014- JC Biver had his own ideas for the brand and we’re only now starting to see these unfold in terms of product changes

  • CL Hii

    Too busy w logo, dates at 3 o’ clock location

  • iphrase

    Adding value by including day and date while dropping the price & removing heritage by replacing in house movement with the mid range bought in swatch work horse. What are Tag trying to tell us about the carrera range now?

  • Isa Fang

    would hope to see, 1887 or 01 chronometer certified movements in aqua-racers..

  • Jackyl

    I luv Tag Heuer timepieces Im wearing cal1887 racing edition on right and heuer01 on left as of the moment. I saw the new carrera cal16 day-date on titanium with brown leather strap and it looks really amazing! Just wondering if that piece is available now here in oz and how much? Cheers