The TAG Heuer is the most versatile link to the Carrera Calella chronograph. The Calella series has produced a series of F1 or sports-style watches in recent years. TAG Heuer has been Red Bull Racing – Tag Heuer, the engine sponsor of the F1 Red Bull Racing team. TAG Heuer is now further extended to other professional racing fields, such as the Indy 500 (Indianapolis 500 Mile Grand Prix) special chronograph today is the latest work, which gives the legendary Calella also the opportunity to do the latest Expansion.
TAG Heuer has just released a special edition chronograph designed to pay tribute to the Indy 500, a legendary and historic car rally that began in 1911 and is often referred to as the Indy 500 or 500 mile. The Grand Prix is a motorsports competition organized by the American IRL. Held at the Indianapolis Circuit on the annual (US) Memorial Day weekend. This competition is also famous for the participation of the Indian Formula 1 racing car. The Indy 500 Grand Prix has now become one of the world’s three major car franchises alongside the F1 Monaco Grand Prix and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The latest commemorative watch is an aesthetically tuned 41mm Carrera Calibre 16 Day-Date automatic chronograph designed with the Indy 500 as a clue. The 41mm 316L polished stainless steel case is fitted with a black ceramic fixed bezel speedometer, and the INDY 500 is printed in red at 1 o’clock (white on standard models). The double anti-reflective coated sapphire crystal covers the dial, and the back of the case is made of stainless steel. It is engraved with Indy 500 and brick wall background. The logo is engraved on May 26, 2019 (matchday) and the first 103’s latest match number. The crown and button are the same as the standard model, and the watch is water-resistant to 100 meters.
The three-eye chronograph on the black dial is milky white with excellent contrast (especially under direct sunlight during the game). The special edition of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway logo is located in the middle of the 6 o’clock sub-dial. The framed date window at 3 o’clock remains unchanged, with CARRERA printed on top, CALIBRE on the bottom, and TAG Heuer logo on the left side.
The watch features the Calibre 16 automatic movement, based on the ETA 7750. It has 25 jewels, a vibration frequency of 28,800 vph (4 Hz) and a power reserve of 42 hours. TAG Heuer’s custom oscillating weights use Geneva stripes, but the movement is hidden inside a sturdy steel bottom cover, so it cannot be seen. Many Calella watches are now using the Calibre 16 calibre.
The strap is the same as the standard one. It is a red-stitched race-style black calfskin strap that echoes the red accents on the black panel and has a real racing atmosphere. The clasp features a polished stainless steel folding clasp.
The TAG Heuer Carrera Indy 500 Special Edition retails for €4,350 and will be available worldwide. The second watch will also be released soon. The Formula 1 Indy 500 special edition is said to use a case larger than 43 mm and a quartz movement for about 1,500 Euros. Both watches are limited editions