TAG Heuer Carrera series were first launched in 1963 and mainly focuses on race chronograph. after a century’s development, today’s Carrera goes deeper in the chronograph field and extends to other fields, such as casual watches. We have talked about Carrera and here we will look at a more professional watch. The official number is: CAR2A80.FC6237
When it was presented to us, the black carbon and red lines gives us a great visual shock. Comparing to the normal types, it is more powerful. There are three dent small dials and dimensional number indexes. It feels more technological than some pattern dial. We can see a a string of words “AUTOMATIC” and the white “CAL 1887” which means it is fitted with a home-made 1887 automatic movement.
Upon the ceramics bezel there is a tachymetric scale with clear scales on the bezel. As the bezel is processed with polishing techniques, it touches smooth slippery. Now let’s turn to the crown. A big logo can be seen on the crown and it feels good to do any manipulation on the crown. The chronograph button is marked with red color to highlight its special functions. We will see that black matt case is exquisite and the grace of a home-made movement is appreciated through the see-through case back. Arresting patterns and big rotor could satisfy watch fans curiosity about the inside structure of watches.
If we zoom in, what we see is an automatic rotor with a logo on it. What’s more, the case back also show the number of the movement. TAG Heuer Carrera 1887 is fitted with a soft alligator belt, but there is a minor problem. As the belt is new and it is tight when you wear in on your wrist, but you will get accustomed to it after a short period of time. This is a typical problem among watches.