When it comes to bold shades, nothing grabs attention like the colour red. It’s a hue that has found a natural home in TAG Heuer’s archive of high-octane timepieces, from smaller details such as accents and logos to bolder examples including a red-dialled Heuer Silverstone from 1974.
A new take on its Carrera, limited to 600 pieces, drives up drama further by submerging the dial of the iconic racing watch entirely in deep red, right down to the subdials. It’s a fittingly contemporary tribute to a trailblazing timepiece that continues to evolve almost six decades on.
This latest iteration retains the charm of the first Heuer Carrera reference 2447, albeit with a few modifications for the modern day. Its signature silhouette, with lugs and pushers, is now scaled up to a larger 39mm, meanwhile the hands and indexes have been tweaked for optimal legibility, including the use of Super-LumiNova.
The watchmaking, too, has been updated to bring it in line with TAG Heuer’s latest innovations. This comes in the form of the precise and reliable in-house chronograph movement, the Calibre Heuer 02, which delivers an impressive power reserve of 80 hours. Viewable through the sapphire-crystal caseback, it has been adorned with flashes of red across the column wheel and oscillating mass engraving in a stylish finishing touch.