In celebration of 50 Years of Carrera, TAG Heuer has released a number of new Carrera models (with more expected at Baselworld 2013). One of the most interesting new Carreras so far is the 1887 Titanium Racing Chronograph.
This Carrera comes in a 43 mm diameter sandblasted black titanium case (grade 2 titanium with black carbide treatment) with a ceramic bezel and tachymeter scale. Curved double anti-reflective sapphire crystal. The caseback is in smoked sapphire, offering a view of the caliber 1887 column-wheel equipped chronograph movement.
The numerals are counter focused, meaning instead of reading 1-12, they read 05-60. Visually, this is very sporty and focuses more on the chronograph than the time. The downside to this dial configuration is that it is harder to read the hour — but who cares — it looks great. Furthermore, the numerals are in black gold and hand applied. The date window and logo are both in black gold and applied as well. Polished black gold running second hand.
Black folding clasp and high-tech “soft-touch” black alligator strap with red stitching and lining. Caliber 1887 consists of 320 components, 39 of which are jewels and it features a 50-hour power reserve. Water-resistance 100 meters. (Ref. CAR2A80.FC6237)