TAG Heuer Carrera Ennstal Limited Edition 39mm

Collectors Corner: Carrera Ennstal Classic Limited Edition (Ref. CV2118)

The Ennstal Classic was first held in Austria in 1993 as a rally for classic cars made before 1972. The rally allows drivers to tackle the beautiful and challenging mountains and valleys in the Dachstein-Tauern region of Austria, and has quickly gained a reputation as one of the premier European classic car rallies.

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TAG Heuer was an original sponsor of the event and issued a Carrera to the winners and notable participants. While these were generally standard production watches, TAG Heuer did make a special limited edition Carrera for the 2005 event.

Above is the 2005 Ennstal Classic TAG Heuer Carrera, reference CV2118. Only 50 watches were made, making it one of the rarest of the Carrera line since its re-introduction in 1997.

Collectors Corner: Carrera Ennstal Classic Limited Edition (ref. Cv2118)

The Ennstal Carrera takes its design cues from both the Heuer Carrera re-edition and the 40th Anniversary  “Jack Heuer” Carrera. The dial and colour scheme are reminiscent of the 1970s Heuer Monza, with red contrasting hands, sub-dials and stitching.

Collectors Corner: Carrera Ennstal Classic Limited Edition (ref. Cv2118)

Like the Jack Heuer Carrera, the Ennstal Classic Carrera uses the Calibre 17 movement, which is the ETA 2894-2 as found in the TAG Heuer Monaco.

Sadly, it appears that Chopard are now sponsoring the event, so the chances of seeing another limited edition Carrera for the Ennstal Classic are slim.

My thanks to istanbul_market from eBay for the use of these photos.