TIMEPIECES: Tag Heuer Carrera Automatic Chronograph Day Date in titanium and carbon fiber
Want to know the best way to wind down in the afternoon after you had a rough day at work? By looking at high-end, luxury watches.
I like to imagine I am shopping for my extensive watch collection, where I can rotate watches on a daily basis for 2 or 3 weeks.
To make me feel like I am finding bargains, I personally like to check out the folks from PrestigeTime.com because they’ve got fairly good deals on the better brands.
Yesterday, I came across the Tag Heuer Carrera Automatic Chronograph Day Date in titanium and carbon fiber.
My first thought? DAMMMITTT! I should have picked this watch up before I got the regular Tag Heuer Carrera Automatic Chronograph.
My second thought? Oh it’s unavailable anyway so I wouldn’t have been able to buy it.
I checked out a few articles on the watch and the folks from Calibre11.com said the following:
The titanium version of the usual steel Carrera Day/ Date features a carbon-fibre look dial and the Calibre 16 movement (ETA/Valjoux 7750).The 43mm titanium case has a brushed finish and weighs in about 20 grams lighter than the standard version- safe to say that the benefits of titanium are aesthetic rather than to save weight….
This is my favourite of the current Carrera model range- the Day/ date version has a larger case than the previous date-only version and borrows some of the detailing- such as the Arabic numerals and “double-crown”- of the Calibre 360 Carrera but at a fraction of the price. Likewise, the RRP is around half of the other titanium Carrera, the Grand Carrera Ti2. Complaints? Does the watch really need that much writing on the dial? Take off “Calibre 16″, “100 meters”, “Chronograph” and “Automatic” and you’d have a much cleaner look.
I would agree, but I definitely wouldn’t kick this watch out of bed after a night of heavy partying. I also love the carbon fiber and titanium look – I mean, we would wallpaper our house with those materials if we could (right guys?).
For more information about the Tag Heuer Carrera Automatic Chronograph Day Date in titanium and carbon fiber, you can check out the original Calibre11.com article at http://www.calibre11.com/carrera-titanium/.
For more information about Tag Heuer and their complete line of Carrera timepieces, you can go to their official site at http://us.tagheuer.com.