Up Close: TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 Chronograph Anthracite & Gold (Ref. CAR2A5C)

A second Rose Gold and Titanium Carrera Heuer-01 has been added to the range for 2017, with a series of small updates over the existing model that we reviewed in detail last year. A summary of the changes? Some of the black detailing has been swapped out for Anthracite details. And even though the changes are relatively small, TAG Heuer says that the 2016 model will remain on sale.

2017 Carrera Heuer-01 Rose Gold CAR2A5cThe case is the same- a 45mm titanium case (coated in titanium carbide) with Rose Gold horns- and even the basics of the dial remain the same. It’s the details of the dials that differ, as you can see below.

The changes are as follows:

  • Anthracite inner plate rather than black
  • Rhodium-plated 12 and 6 o’clock counters rather than black gold
  • “Automatic” text in white rather than red

Like we said, these are subtle, rather than radical, changes.

TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 Rose Gold Titanium CAR2A5cThe other change is the availability of a new tan strap. To our eyes, the tan does not work as well with the design as a plain black strap (leather or rubber) would and that’s before we get to the large TAG Heuer logo.

The idea of using an oversized logo on the strap was first seen on the Connected watch, which seems like a more natural fit..or maybe it would work with the Formula 1 series. But from both a colour and a logo perspective, this is not the combination we’d choose.

TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 Rose Gold Titanium CAR2A5cStrap aside, the Rose Gold & Titanium Carrera Heuer-01 remains one of the better looking high-end TAG Heuer Chronographs, losing nothing in the transition from black to anthracite.

TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 Rose Gold Titanium CAR2A5c

On the Wrist

2017 TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 Rose Gold TitaniumHere are some shots of the new Carrera Heuer-01 Anthracite taken at Baselworld 2017.

2017 TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 Rose Gold Titanium

2017 TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 Rose Gold Titanium

Price and Availability- Carrera CAR2A5c

The 2017 TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 Anthracite in Titanium and Rose Gold is priced as CHF9,050 (Switzerland), or €8,650. There are no details yet on on-sale date, but we’ll update the article as new information comes to hand.


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