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Baselworld 2018 TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph GMT

The new 2018 Carrera Chronograph GMT uses the Heuer 02 chronograph calibre as a base with an added GMT complication module on top

Apr 05, 2018 | By Jonathan Ho

For Baselworld 2018 TAG Heuer unveils their first in-house GMT complication since the 1970s when Heuer Calibre 14 Autavia watches featured them. The new 2018 TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph GMT uses the Heuer 02 chronograph calibre as a base with an added GMT complication module on top, further enhanced with an all new blue and black GMT ceramic bezel which makes the latest Carrera Chronograph GMT one of the most easily identifiable models in the TAG Heuer Carrera range.

Baselworld 2018 TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph GMT

A “Batman” 2018 TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph GMT is probably one of the more unexpected things to debut at Baselworld this year. “Batman” is a nicknamed closely associated with Rolex GMT-Master II in recent history but it must be said that the ceramic bezel of the latest Carrera Chronograph GMT takes design reference from the 2011 Formula 1 GMT Calibre. However, it has to be said, with the slew of GMT watch releases at this edition of Baselworld, it’s a pity that TAG Heuer elected not to use their traditional red and blue GMT bezel colours and have ourselves a real head to head comparison of all the 2018 GMT watches. That said, unlike other GMT bezels, the one on the 2018 Carrera Chronograph GMT is fixed rather than rotatable.

 

Red accents, a signature element on regular Carrera Heuer 02 models are now found on the GMT hand, adding to the contrast and legibility of secondary timezones on the Baselworld 2018 TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph GMT. This is It is the first time that TAG Heuer has added this complication to its prestigious Heuer 02 manufacture chronograph movement. Furthermore, TAG Heuer pays special attention to the execution of their modern GMT watch – typically, most GMT hands are placed at the bottom of the stack of hands, the maison has elected to place them between hour and minute hands so it points closer to the GMT scale for better precision and readability, so that’s a plus.

The added blue and black accent rings on both chronograph pushers add to the cohesiveness of the 2018 Carrera Chronograph GMT’s overall design.

2018 TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph GMT Price and Specs

Movement Automatic Heuer 02 with 72 hours power reserve
Case 45mm steel case with 100 metres water resistance
Strap Rubber and/or bracelet
Price SG$8300 on rubber, SG$8500 on bracelet

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