Tag Heuer Launch Carrera Calibre 1887 Jack Heuer Edition Chronograph

By Paul Joseph

Swiss watch brand Tag Heuer used the recent Goodwood Festival of Speed to unveil a new edition of its popular Carrera Calibre chronograph.

Fifty years after its original launch, the new Carrera Calibre 1887 Jack Heuer Edition sports chronograph is named after Jack Heuer, Honorary Chairman of Tag Heuer and grandson of the company founder and CEO, Edouard Heuer.

The striking 45mm timepiece also pays tribute to the two- part construction Heuer stopwatches that Jack Heuer once used on pro racing circuits.

Notable features include cutting edge tachymetre and pulsometre that serve to enhance the dial’s modern-day-engineering appeal. On the backside of the watch you can see the motions of the 39-jewel Calibre 1887 automatic chronograph that comes with an integrated column-wheel.

A flawless case and lugs, slightly rising at an angle at the top, are a take on the winning Mikrogirder 10’000, which was awarded the prestigious “Aiguille d’or ” at Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève.

More distinctive elements include a hand-brushed and polished black titanium carbide steel bezel, a titanium and sandblasted steel cage, and Jack Heuer’s coat of arms and signature adorned on the surface of the smoked sapphire case back.

Tag Heuer was founded in St-Imier, Switzerland in 1860.

By Paul Joseph