Following the launch of the Carrera's 160-year silver dial limited edition earlier this year, Tag Heuer has released its second collector's edition to celebrate the brand's 160th anniversary. The 160 Year Montreal limited edition Tag Heuer Carrera replica watches combines elements of Carrera with another cult classic clock from the 1970s. The inspiration behind this limited-edition timepiece, TAG Heuer says, stems from "fusing the designs and DNA of" the Carrera — introduced in 1962 by then-CEO Jack Heuer and named for the treacherous Carrera Panamericana road race — and the white Heuer Montreal, Ref. 110503W, a cushion-shaped, bicompax chrono with a colorful dial that launched in 1972. The anniversary model borrows the red, yellow, and blue color palette used on the original Montreal dial. The chronograph minute counter at 3 o'clock aligns with the brand's 1970's aesthetic, sporting three yellow lines, curving from 1-to-5, 10-to-15, and 20-to-25. The same yellow accent is seen on the central minute hand and the hour hand, while the central chronograph second hand has a bold red finish. Around the inner edge of the dial, protected by sapphire crystal, is a white flange with a 60 second scale. The stainless steel case is 39mm in diameter, the 3o 'clock crown and the timing buttons next to the 2o 'clock and 4o 'clock positions are made of polished steel. The tribute model uses the in-house automatic Caliber Heuer 02 movement, a thinner movement than its predecessor, measuring at 6.95 mm in thickness. It consists of 168 components, including a column wheel and a vertical clutch for the chronograph function, and boasts a power reserve of 80 hours. The vertical clutch, Heuer explains, improves the precision of the start-and-stop functions as well as the running of the chronograph second hand, ensuring no loss of time when using the chronograph function. The column wheel's presence, most pronounced when the wearer operates the push-buttons, offers a more accurate and precise functionality, with a frequency of 4 Hz. Heuer explains that the vertical clutch improves the accuracy of the start-stop function and the operation of the stopwatch's second hand, ensuring that the replica tag heuer does not lose time when used. The post wheel, most visible when the wearer manipulates the button, provides more precise functionality at a frequency of 4 Hz. So, it is actually one of the best sellers this year.
The future of the luxury replica watch industry is either surely doomed, or assured for all eternity thanks to the increasing appreciation for the heritage of fine watchmaking. But just in case, TAG Heuer replica is playing both sides of the field with their new golf watch, all is depending on who you talk to. Anyhow, TAG also unboxed a new Connected Modular 45 'Golf Edition' watch. A sportier version of the Connected 45 collection that the fake TAG originally released with a cameo in the last Kingsman movie, it's billed as a combination of advanced watchmaking with golf-friendly technology, for those looking to improve their performance on the links. That's the new TAG Heuer Golf app which features 3D renderings of more than 39,000 courses, designed to be the best tool for enthusiasts of the sport. "Every part of the smartwatch and the app - from design to function - was made to better enhance the player's game," says TAG Heuer Project Manager, Matthieu Soudan. "And off the course, the watch is a stylish accessory that features cutting-edge digital technology." The replica TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 'Golf Edition' combines a golf-inspired design and shock-resistant materials, featuring a black ceramic bezel that is engraved with a scale of 1 to 18 indicating the number of holes in round of golf. The watch's touchscreen is covered with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and it's decorated with several sensors including GPS, NFC, an accelerometer, a gyroscope, and a microphone. What's more, it has the function of sending messages, receive notifications, play music, and download other apps. The luxury smart watch movement is still in its infancy and the replica TAG is actually aiming to carve out a fair sized market share. One could even state that the Connected Modular 45 'Golf Edition' is "the 21st century equivalent of the original vintage sports watches from the 1950s and 1960s that are now so greatly respected by collectors," notes one industry observer. And while this fake watch will never be a collector's piece, it may yet mark a historical milestone in hybrid watchmaking and marketing. So no matter if you're into TAG's re-issued and re-created heritage designs, which are actually mid-century sports cheap replica watches, or their advanced sport-specific smartwatches just like this one, which are more next-century, there's no denying the brand is embracing both the future and the past, and hoping that both can flourish and coexist.
It is the 55th years of the Carrera, and the TAG Heuer never pulls punches when it comes to celebrating the occasion. Releasing a sporty selection of models at Baselworld 2018, which includes replica watches like this one — their modern take on the Carrera but with their latest in-house movement now sporting a GMT usage inside. Last year we saw the TAG Heuer replica downsize the skeletonized Carreras to 43mm, but this new GMT beefs things up again with a 45mm steel case. Maintaining a water resistance of 100m is the option of a stainless-steel bracelet or black rubber strap. The largest change is the addition of a GMT complication to the new 75-hour Heuer 02 movement inside. The design of the hands is a little different than normal as well, with the GMT hand sitting between the hour and minute hands so that it sweeps over the bold hour markers of the skeletonised dial. And for the first time there's also a dual color ceramic bezel in black and blue with a 24-hour scale for GMT functionality. It's a lightshow with light bouncing around the dial, from the poli shed hands and indices, to the concentrically ridged rings of the subdials. And while at-a-glance readability may not be this Carrera's strongest attribute, the red GMT hand does pop against the open-worked dial, as for me, I didn't mind letting my eyes linger for just some seconds more. Of course, it is not for everyone, but how boring the world would be if we all loved the same things. If you're interested in something sporty and live a jet-set life then this one is for you. Or maybe you'd just like an in-house integrated chronograph with an extra GMT complication. I think how instantly smitten I was with this one. I have to say that the previous replica tag Heuer Carrera 01s never much appealed to me.