TAG Heuer Carrera from the famous watchmaker Jack Heuer is tailor-made for car racers who loved it for all 50 years. Since its birth in year 1963 it has experienced lots of successful changes but its heart still remains faithful to the motor sport.
Owners of the Swiss watch brand Heuer were always devoted not only to watches but also to sport. In 1963 Jack Heuer designed watch meeting the specific needs of car racers with big well arranged dial and case resisting the exacting conditions of motor race. Its inspiration was “Carrera Panamericana Mexico Road Race”, the most exacting endurance race in the world.
The first black and white Carrera was called also “Panda” and it was immediately favourite by the racers from Europe and America too, today it belongs to the most valued antiquarian pieces. To the famous owners of Carrera belonged for example the F1 champions Jackie Ockx and Clay Regazzoni. At time when Heuer was an official sponsor and the timekeeping of Ferrari, the members of this barn had Carreras from the massive gold with their names and blood group carved into the rear cover.
Since carrera has gone through many changes. The model Carrera Calibre 1887 gained the prestige award La Petite Aiguille and by that it rendered to oscillative pinion – the invention of firm Heuer from year 1887. That is today one of the basic and most solid pillars of the modern watch industry. In year 2012 TAG Heuer Carrera Mikrogrider was introduced. Its exactness is 5/10 millesimal seconds, it works on ultrahigh frequency of 7,2 millions tacts per hour and its seconds hand runs round the dial 20 times per hour.