In 2019, TAG Heuer added four new Calella Calibre 16 watches with an improved design to expand the legendary Carrera Carrera collection.
TAG Heuer Carrera has always focused on designing timepieces for racing drivers and, of course, timepieces that many watch lovers love. The brand’s design has always been based on a combination of tradition and innovation. The style of the new enhanced watch is more modern, not only improves the readability of the dial but also makes it an ideal choice for everyday wear, from a busy office to a casual weekend. The improved 41mm TAG Heuer Calella Calibre 16 combines performance with a sporty, sleek look that is both stylish and comforwatch.
These new design features make this exquisite chronograph stand out from its predecessors. The four watches are available in two-panel colors: black and blue, with fluorescently-marked rhodium-plated hour markers and hands. This contrast between the dial and the scale is ideal for drivers to read while driving. Compared to the older models, the counters on the three small dials of the chronograph became larger and more conspicuous.
Comparison of new and old Calella chronograph dials
The hour markers are cleverly filled with luminescent materials instead of using SuperLuminova® dots at each indicator, which allows the wearer to get the best visibility under any conditions. In addition, a small additional amount of additional color enhances the overall appearance of the watch. On the black dial, the red tone highlights the tip of the central seconds and small hands and the start/stop button and the dial outer ring at 12 to 3 o’clock. On the blue dial, the red tone turns orange.
A further difference between the new and the old models is in the stainless steel case, which is made to look thinner and smoother due to the shorter lugs and smooth brushed and polished surfaces, making the watch more dynamic. The newly modified lug length and style make the watch really more comforwatch than the old one. The black and blue ceramic bezels are also larger because the bezel no longer has a metal ring along the outer edge. This change highlights the sporty look of this elegant watch.
I think the most striking of the four new models are the CBM2112.FC6455 with a blue disc and a light brown leather strap. The strap of this watch is made of perforated calfskin, the stitching and lining are the same oranges as the dial, and the light brown strap is in perfect contrast to the blue dial. Of course, the blue and black panels are also available in stainless steel bracelets. The black dial with a perforated black leather strap with red stitching.
Powered by the new model is the Calibre 16 automatic movement, with the TAG Heuer logo and Carrera printed on the center of the stainless steel stamped back. In addition, if you look closely, the crown is slightly upgraded and the center groove is sprayed. The black lacquer and the surface are printed with the TAG Heuer Logo.
Summary: The TAG Heuer Carrera series was first born in 1963. Thanks to the connection with the racing world, the series continues to grow and the Calella collection has become one of the brand’s most popular and well-known collections. Designed for professional racers, the Calella series is named after the famous and dangerous Carrera Panamericana event, which is only the bravest riders. The word Carrera means “race” or “professional”, and the bold, innovative and tough watch with this name will certainly be loved by those who do things in their own way, whether on the track or on their own. The road to life.