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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