TAG Heuer has announced the release of its totally black, matt, very first proprietary men’s chronograph made entirely from ceramic, including the bracelet.
Presented for the first time two years ago at Baselworld, the Carrera HEUER-01 is the signature Chrono model from the TAG Heuer manufacture, the brand says.
In 2015, the watch formed the cornerstone of a new collection, with a new design, a new HEUER-01 in-house calibre, and a new modular case design with 12 different elements enabling multiple combinations of materials and colours.
For this 2017 version, the chronograph — the brand’s current best-seller — has been entirely produced using matt black ceramic. The case, bezel, lugs and case middle (all the parts exposed to friction) are made from black ceramic.
This material offers excellent scratch-resistance, it is said. It presents a micro-blasted finish. Technically, to guarantee water resistance to 100 metres, steel is always present on all the functional parts of the watch (inner box section, screw-down case back, push-pieces etc.) to enable the gaskets (crystal gasket, case-back gaskets, push-piece gaskets and crown tube) to fulfil their function.
The watch is designed to be sleeker than ever, with a more contemporary look, and the ceramic bracelet with its H-shaped links and matt finishes aims to make it comfortable and stylish.