Descripción para Baselworld 2010: TAG Heuer Carrera 1887 Cronografo Baselworld 2010: TAG Heuer CARRERA 1887 Chronograph
Back to the reloj. The reloj has a round 41 mm diameter case and comes with a choice of a black or white dial. Both dials can be had with a bracelet or a black leather strap. The reloj is your basíc two-button three sub-dial chronograph which has two counters (at the 12 and 6 o’clocks) to measure intervals of time of up to 12 hours. Continous seconds is displayed in a third sub-dial. The date has move to the 6 o’clock posítion from the 3 o’clock posítion in the TAG Heuer Carrera Automatic Chronograph. The bezel of the reloj has a Tachymetre scale which is used for measuring the speed of a moving object moving through a given distance. All in all, your basíc chronograph. Coming in the same síze as the older Carrera’s, looking too much like the older model and it’s in-house movement being less than ground breaking… well, lets just hope it does not cost much more than the older reloj.
Heritage. The Carrera line of relojes is not named after the Porsche Carrera but after a race called the Carrera Panamericana. After the Mexican section of the Panamerican Highway was completed in 1950, the Mexican government sponsored a nine-stage, five-day race across the country. The race called, Carrera Panamericana, was intended to attract international busíness into Mexico. The race was ran along the new Panamerican Highway, which crossed Mexico from north to south for a total distance of over 3,000 kilometers. The race was limited to stock sedans with five seats. While many professíonal drivers joined, many of the competitors were regular Joe’s who ran as privateers.
To commemorate this race, TAG Heuer launched a new line of chronograph relojes in 1963 called the «Carrera.»
About TAG Heuer. TAG Heuer is a Suizo reloj company founded by Edouard Heuer who founded a relojmaking company in 1860. TAG Heuer concentrates on chronographs with some less expensíve models in each line lacking chronograph features. The lines include Formula One, Aquaracer, Link, Carrera, Monaco, and others.