TAG Heuer men’s luxury watches and women’s swiss watches make timekeeping an art.

Within the world of Swiss watches and luxury watches – well known for their quality and precision – TAG Heuer timepieces are in a class apart. Featuring the most advanced technology and unconventional design, they are much more than luxury timepieces or sports watches – they are the benchmark in watchmaking.

Indeed, TAG Heuer chronograph watches are recognised as the height of Swiss watch timekeeping accuracy. As such, the brand’s luxury sport watches are the official timekeepers of one of the world’s most prominent races, the Monaco Grand Prix. TAG Heuer is also proud to be the official partner of Oracle Team USA, winner of the America’s Cup, and cherished Formula 1 automotive manufacture McLaren – bringing together speed and timekeeping precision in perfect harmony.

In doing so, TAG Heuer combines hand craftsmanship with the best in today’s technology. Its ladies’ and men’s watches inspire innovation and excellence while upholding its rich heritage. Fully modern yet decidedly timeless, a TAG Heuer swiss watch exceeds mere aesthetics: ensuring this first-rate mechanical precision, its automatic watches boast high frequencies beginning at 21,600 vibrations per hour and climbing all the way to 360,000 vibrations per hour, as exemplified by the Calibre 360. It is not surprise, then, that a number of its automatic watch movements have earned the prestigious Official Swiss Chronometer Control (C.O.S.C.) certificate.

When it comes to aesthetics, TAG Heuer swiss timepieces are just as impressive. Fashioned by the field’s utmost experts, these luxury Swiss watches blend the finest materials in perfect harmony. Whether utilising the best in traditional materials – like solid gold or stainless steel, calfskin or alligator leather – or complementing them with more current, contemporary materials – like high-tech rubber and modern fabric – TAG Heuer blurs the lines of what sports watches and luxury watches truly are. Likewise, with fine brushing, black PVD finish and ruthenium treatment, the watches’ quality finishes are both sophisticated yet innovative, attractive yet ever functional.

Not to be left behind, its watches for women are the summit of discrete elegance, with its diamond watches adding a particularly soft sparkle of femininity to the iconic men’s watch models that have built TAG Heuer’s reputation: the TAG Heuer Carrera, the Aquaracer, the Monaco, the Link and the TAG Heuer Formula 1. Boasting luxury materials and clean lines, these tasteful ladies’ timepieces continue the tradition of expert craftsmanship and impressive accuracy that have shaped the brand’s DNA for more than a hundred years.

All this to say that TAG Heuer timepieces are about more than just luxury or precision: they embody the best that Swiss craftsmanship has to offer. Arrestingly beautiful yet fully dependable, finely crafted yet resolutely high-tech, strikingly contemporary yet timelessly refined: TAG Heuer gives new meaning to luxury watches for men and women.

CARRERA Calibre 1887
Automatic Chronograph
43 MM
McLaren 40th anniversary Silver opalin Polished steel bracelet

TAG Heuer CARRERA

Calibre 1887
Automatic Chronograph
43 MM

REF: CAR2A12.FT6033

To pay homage to the most winning partnership in motorsports - TAG Heuer and McLaren Mercedes - the Manufacture is launching a stunning…

To pay homage to the most winning partnership in motorsports - TAG Heuer and McLaren Mercedes - the Manufacture is launching a stunning new chronograph. The in-house Calibre 1887 powers the chronograph, which has a 43mm case in polished steel, a rubber strap with a special race tire tread design, a black ceramic bezel marked with “MCLAREN 1974 EDITION,” as a tribute to the team’s 40th anniversary, and a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal caseback sports the 1974 McLaren logo. Stunning symbol of excellence.

Functions & features

Dial

- Silver opalin (white) dial with 3 counters:

  • chronograph minute at 12 o’clock
  • chronograph hour at 6 o’clock
  • running second at 9 o’clock

 

- Hand-applied ring around counters

- Hand-applied black gold Arabic numerals

- Polished hour and minute hands with black SLN

- Orange tip on black chronograph counters’ hands

- Orange central chronograph hand

- Polished running second hand

- Hand-applied TAG Heuer logo

- “CARRERA – Cal. 1887” lettering on the dial

- Hand-applied black gold date window at 3 o’clock

Case

- Scratch-resistant curved sapphire crystal with double antireflective treatment

- Unscratchable ceramic bezel with tachymeter scale and specific “McLAREN 1974 EDITION” engraving

- Scratch resistant sapphire caseback with specific 1974 McLAREN logo and 40th anniversary engraving

- Water resistance: 100 meters

Calibre 1887

Description

TAG Heuer Calibre 1887 . Swiss Made. Automatic calibre. Diameter: 29.3 mm (13''') — 39 rubies. Rapid date correction.

Performance

Balance frequency: 28.800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz). Power reserve: about 50 hours, about 40 hours when the chronograph is engaging.

Display

Hours — minutes — small seconds at 9. Chronograph minutes at 12 and chronograph hours at 6. Date at 6.

Decoration

Oscillating mass: 'Côtes de Genève' engraved 'TAG Heuer — Calibre 1887 Swiss Made'.

Materials and care

CASE:Polished steel
BEZEL:Unscratchable ceramic
DIAL:Silver opalin
STRAP:Black rubber strap with embossed “tyre design”
Cleaning

To maintain the esthetic appeal of your watch and keep it in good working order, you should clean it regularly as follows:

  • First make sure the crown is fully screwed down.
  • If the seals in your TAG Heuer watch have been changed and tested at an authorised TAG Heuer service centre within the last 12 months, then you can use a soft brush with slightly soapy water to clean the case and bracelet, then rinse it with clear water and dry it with a soft cloth. If your watch is fitted with a strap made from fabric, leather, alligator or python skin, take care not to get it wet
  • If you have any doubts about the water-resistance of your watch, simply clean it with a soft brush then dry it.
  • Avoid contact with chemical products (solvents, detergents, cosmetics, etc.) They may damage the bracelet and the water-resistance gaskets.
Condensation

If the temperature changes suddenly, a slight amount condensation may appear under the crystal of your watch. This mist will disappear by itself and will not affect the functioning of the watch. If the condensation persists, please see your official TAG Heuer dealer.

Water-resistance

Water resistance is not a permanent condition.  The rubber seals that are designed to ensure against water entry, are under constant pressure and given time will deteriorate.
For this important reason we recommend that a watch should be checked annually to ensure that the seals remain intact.
This thorough and extensive testing includes pressure tests and bench tests and is considered an essential element in the care and maintenance of our watches.

SETUP

For all movements

  • Make sure that your watch is perfectly dry.
  • Move the crown carefully to make the various changes that are possible.
  • Avoid changing the date between 8:00 pm and 4.00 am.
  • Once the changes are made, push the crown back in and (depending on the model) screw it down against the case to preserve its water-resistance.

For mechanical movements

  • When a mechanical self-winding watch is not worn for a certain amount of time, its power reserve (42 – 48 hours depending on the model) is exhausted and the watch stops. To restart it, unscrew the crown if necessary (depending on the model) and wind the movement manually by turning the crown 30- 40 times. This will give it a sufficient power reserve to function normally.
  • A non-automatic mechanical watch has to be wound every day, winding is complete when you feel the crown resist. Your TAG Heuer is then wound to the maximum. It is important not to force the crown of a hand-wound watch to avoid damaging the mechanism.
bracelets/leather straps

Straps in fabric, leather and alligator or python skin

  • Avoid all contact with water (baths, showers etc). Despite your care and attention, leather is a natural, living material and its color will fade a little over time.

Quality

A SERIES OF 60 TESTS AND RIGOROUS INSPECTION OF EVERY WATCH. A 2-YEAR INTERNATIONAL WARRANTY INVOLVING ALL OUR AUTHORIZED RETAILERS. CUSTOMER SERVICE OF MORE THAN 500 PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD. ONE OF THE HIGHEST RELIABILITY RATES IN THE INDUSTRY: FEWER THAN 1 % RETURNS. ONE OF THE QUICKEST SERVICE AND REPAIR TIMES AVAILABLE .



01 WATER-RESISTANCE
The water-resistance of a sports watch protects the components, reduces the need for servicing and prolongs the life of the movement. TAG Heuer performs tests on 100% of its production, in water and under pressure. The professional diving chronograph, the Aquaracer 500M, must also pass a special test to verify that its push-buttons are water-resistant and operational down to 500m. This procedure has required specific testing equipment to be created.



02 RESISTANCE TO U.V. AGEING
Heat and light often have an adverse effect on plastics, varnishes and leather. The TAG Heuer quality laboratory carries out stringent tests to verify the stability of these materials over time: they are exposed to the equivalent of strong summer sunlight for three full days. This ensures that all the materials used are highly reliable at all latitudes and in all seasons.



03 EXTREME TEMPERATURE RESISTANCE
The temperature of a watch exposed to the sun for a long period can exceed 40°C, while in winter it can fall below zero. For this reason, individual components as well as complete watches are tested, particularly in tropical conditions, to ensure they will function correctly and accurately between 0°C and 50°C.



04 RESISTANCE TO THE EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENT
Chlorine, sulphur, perspiration and sea salt can attack the materials in a watch or reduce the mobility of certain components. TAG Heuer carries out tests on cases, crowns, metal bracelets, as well as leather and rubber straps, to ensure that they are resistant to potentially damaging elements and have no effect on the skin. Only materials that meet the brand’s standards are approved for use.



05 TRACTION-RESISTANCE
Simply putting on and taking off a watch causes wear and tear on the buckle of a leather strap or the clasp of a metal bracelet. TAG Heuer submits buckles and clasps to a traction of 15-20 kg over 5,000 cycles, followed by twisting under tension. No component must show any signs of permanent deformation or tearing.



06 VIBRATION-RESISTANCE
In a Formula 1 car, on a motor-bike or on a mountain bike, wristwatches are subjected to brief, repetitive movements and intense vibration. To test the robustness, precision and integrity of its watches under these conditions, TAG Heuer has developed a machine that reproduces this vibration at a level well above normal. The test must not affect the operation of the watch, its components, bracelet and screws, nor reveal any sign of fatigue.



07 SHOCK-RESISTANCE
In everyday life or when playing a sport it is easy to forget that you are wearing a watch on your wrist. It only takes a sudden quick movement and the watch can hit something hard. To avoid watches suffering such shocks, TAG Heuer carries out rigorous tests on machines that reproduce the shock waves of a significant impact. The watch being tested must not show any signs of mechanical damage.



08 RESISTANCE TO WEAR AND TEAR
All watch functions are subjected to tests that reproduce not only a wearer’s everyday movements but also typical accidents. The turning bezel, crown and push-buttons undergo more than 5,000 testing cycles, equivalent to several years of use in normal conditions.



09 FRICTION-RESISTANCE
TAG Heuer watches are intended to accompany their owner through all life’s adventures. For this reason, the brand carries out accelerated wear tests on cases and bracelets so that, if necessary, the coating of a case or a metal bracelet can be modified to increase its resistance to friction.



10 ANALYSIS OF MATERIALS AND METAL PLATING
All alloys and decorative plating in precious metals are systematically tested. Fluorescence X analysis tests the content of precious elements (carats) and plating thickness. Tests are carried out separately and in tandem to obtain a realistic picture of what the watch is subjected to on a daily basis. This procedure is entirely new in watchmaking.