TAG Heuer Heuer Carrera 160 Years Limited Edition
- Condition: Mint
- Model: CBK221B.FC6479
- Movement: Automatic
- Strap Length: Adjsutable
- Scope: Box & Papers
- Year: 2021
- Case Width: 39mm
- Listing ID: SD024410
|Scope||Original Box & Papers|
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Mint condition with only very minor marks from occasional careful wear.
Established in 1860, Heuer has had a long history beyond its modern conception as TAG Heuer. Heuer quickly became known for mastering the chronograph, then one of the most difficult complications to design and produce due to the complexity of starting and stopping an independent timing system.
Like many other watchmakers, Heuer also ventured into precision instrument manufacture. The company produced the world's first chronograph for use in a motor vehicle in 1911, allowing the user to start, stop and reset the mechanism via the pusher embedded in the crown. The company's very first chronograph wristwatch was released in 1914, and they quickly became one of the company's specialties.
Heuer continued its success as a chronograph specialist all through the 20th Century, introducing the Autavia in 1962 which featured the first rotating bezel. It also produced one of the three contenders (the others were Zenith and Seiko) for the first automatic chronograph movement, which remarkably were all released in 1969. Heuer's new movement was cased in an unusual square-shaped case, named the Monaco.
In 1985, the company was purchased by a business group named 'Techniques d’Avant Garde', and the company was reformed into TAG Heuer, initially focusing on contemporary designs but also on implementing new technologies into watchmaking.
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