Watch & Jewellery
SILVER IN NAME, GOLD IN STANDARD: TAG Heuer's Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition
Text by Kee | Photos courtesy of TAG Heuer
TAG Heuer's Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition is limited to 1,860 pieces
This wristwatch has a retail price of US$$6,450
The self-winding Calibre Heuer 02 with 80 hours of power reserve
The iconic 'Heuer Carrera 2447SD'

If you had to make an intellectual guess as to which is the first wristwatch model that TAG Heuer would nominate to fly the flag for its 160th anniversary, it wouldn’t take an expert to guess it is a Carrera. What is perhaps surprising is the Carrera in question is loosely linked to a certain streetwear godfather by the name of Hiroshi Fujiwara of Fragment Design. This would take us back to the last quarter of 2018 when TAG Heuer tapped the respected Japanese designer for a timepiece collab. His choice was also a Carrera – in particular the Heuer Carrera 2447N – as Fujiwara was born only the year after the pioneering model was introduced. Why fans of TAG Heuer were salivating at this remix was because in most parts it appears like a faithful homage to the OG wristwatch except with the inclusion of the much celebrated flagship Calibre Heuer 02 chrono movement and discreet placements of Fragment Design’s logos. The demand was huge for those 500 pieces and the wristwatches quickly became a collector's item. So in 2020, TAG Heuer is again tapping on that same promise of 1963 for its 160th anniversary relying on a silver version that was also an OG Carrera. Like the Fujiwara collab, the specs are relatively similar though this will have nearly four times the stock available – not that it will be easy to get hold of one.

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