A racing driver's watch with style: the Carrera Calibre 5 by TAG Heuer
The Carrera series is regarded as a classic and is one of the most important milestones in the long history of Swiss company Tag Heuer. With the TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 5, the manufacturer launched an impressive special edition of its famous racing watch. Thanks to the sporty, elegant design of the three-hand variant, the versatile Carrera Calibre 5 is the perfect companion for any adventure. Whether stainless steel or bicolour, the 39-millimetre edition offers you a choice of variations and cuts a fine figure both on and off the racetrack.
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With a firm hand on the wheel? The special features of the Carrera Calibre 5
TAG Heuer's Carrera Calibre 5 is a successful reinterpretation of the legendary chronograph that offers motorsport lovers a fascinating dress watch. Thanks to its elegant design, the watch fits perfectly with a suit and tie and is therefore suitable for the office. Here, we give you a short overview of the special features of the Carrera Calibre 5 by TAG Heuer.
Calibre 5 – the heart
Precision par excellence: At the heart of the watch, you’ll find the Calibre 5 which has its origins in the basic ETA 2824-2 calibre and the identical Sellati SW200 movement. Both are characterised by their high level of precision and display the date and day of the week.
The sporty, elegant design of the three-hand watch
Perfect symbiosis of functionality and class: This TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 5 combines noble design with practical chronograph functions like no other watch. The so-called Rehaut, a raised edge with a finely screened second scale, sits at an angle of 45 degrees and gives the model its characteristic sporty charm. The refined look is created by the fascinating interplay of the stick indices and the narrow, luminescent watch hands. The elegant appearance of the watch is perfectly rounded out with a shimmering dial, narrow bezel and band lugs.
For every taste: bicolour and stainless steel watch cases
From stainless steel to leather
The most famous model is the TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 5 41 mm Day-Date (Ref. WAR201). This version shows both the date and the day of the week in a double window at three o'clock. It also scores with its variants: pick a TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 5 blue, black or white dial and choose rhodium-plated or gold-plated hands.
If you prefer smaller watch cases, the Calibre 5 (Ref. WAR211) is worth a look. With a diameter of 39 millimetres, the watch is somewhat smaller than but still like its sister model. The only difference can be seen on the dial – the smaller version has a single date display.
Depending on the model, the price of a new TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 5 Day-Date ranges between £1,165 and £1,705. You can find some of the best deals when you choose TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 5 used watches. Here, you can find this elegant watch for around £270.
Rose gold bezel: the bi color version
Look for reference WAR215 i to find the bicolour TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 5 rosé gold. With its black, white or gold dial – the b colour watch is slightly more expensive than the stainless-steel version. For a new watch, you should expect the TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 5 price to range from £2,155 to £2,605. However, you can find a used Carrera Calibre 5 with CHRONEXT for about £540 less.
From diamonds to mother-of-pearl: The Carrera Calibre 5 for women
TAG Heuer has created the Carrera Calibre 5 Lady for delicate wrists. Visually, the women's model corresponds to the WAR215 i model for men. However, with its 36-millimetre dial, it is significantly smaller. Gracefully feminine, the white mother of pearl dial and diamond-set bezel gives an elegant look that elevates the Calibre 5 to jewellery status. While models with a diamond bezel can cost up to £3590 the less expensive white mother-of-pearl dial watch is around £1,795.
A special edition with timer ring in honour of Muhammad Ali
In 2016, TAG Heuer launched the striking special edition Carrera Calibre 5 Ring Master Muhammad Ali. The model is equipped with a timer ring in red and black and pays homage to the legendary professional boxer. Offering an impressive variety of details, the timer ring, divided into 15 sections, symbolises the maximum of 15 rounds in a boxing match. You can admire the signature of the iconic athlete on the dial and you will find a portrait of Ali engraved on the back. This special model of the TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 5 is a very limited and rare collector's item.