Standing out against the darkened background of the skeletonized dial, the new lacquered red, arrow-tipped GMT hand prominently indicates an additional time zone in the 24-hour format, while the regular hands tell the time in the standard 12-hour format.
Along with the red hand, the GMT function utilizes a black and blue rotating ceramic bezel with a 24-hour scale to help keep track of day and night in a second time zone. The GMT is a practical feature that adds a lot of benefit to a watch without cluttering up the dial or sapping a lot of the power reserve.
Underneath the dial is one of TAG Heuer’s most impressive movements to date, the caliber Heuer 02 GMT, which beats at 4Hz and has a 75-hour power reserve.
At launch, the new Carrera Chronograph GMT will be offered in 45 mm diameter stainless steel case which will surely appeal to those who like larger watches. And we will likely see more variations later in the year.
Additionally, I think it’s highly likely the TAG Heuer will produce a re-edition, such as an Autavia GMT, powered by the same movement, in the near future.
The watch is available with a perforated black rubber strap or steel bracelet and is water-resistant to 100 meters. Price has not yet been determined.
(Ref. CBG2A1Z.BA0658: steel bracelet and CBG2A1Z.FT6157: rubber strap)