TAG Heuer sets its end-of-year focus on up-to-the-minute blue, the soft warmth of rose gold and twinkling diamonds to tempt the ladies.
Highly inspired by car racing, by speed and a passion for sports, the Carrera timepiece was first issued back in 1963. Over the years it has become an acknowledged fine-watchmaking icon and has also been imagined in a variation reserved exclusively for feminine wrists. Carrera Lady. Today, TAG Heuer proposes this watch dressed in blue, with delicate touches of rose gold and a host of diamonds.
Released under the name of Carrera Lady Steel Blue Dial, this new 100-metre water-resistant timepiece is available in two versions; the first stylishly-classical, fashioned in polished steel and, the second –also in steel – enhanced with a rim-studded bezel comprising 72 precious stones totalling 0.70 carats. Both pieces are powered by the ETA 955 quartz movement set in a 39 mm-diameter case.
The sunrayed dial, designed in a blue, evoking a blend of duck and peacock blues, displays a white minute tracker around the flange. The hour chapter is adorned with rose gold indexes highlighted with luminescent striations. Two golden, phosphorescent baton-type hands, set in the centre of the dial, indicating the hours and minutes are completed by a direct drive. The date, featured in a transparent aperture at 3 o’clock, is black-figured on a white-backdrop to ensure optimal reading.
The Carrera Lady Steel Blue Dial is available with a tone-on-tone blue leather strap decorated with lozenge-shaped checkerboard topstitching or with a bracelet made of pure steel links.
Price: CHF1,700 (steel on leather) – CHF1,850 (steel on steel) – CHF3,750 (steel, diamond-set on leather) – CHF3,900 (steel diamond-set on steel)
By Sharmila Bertin