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TAG Heuer Updates Grand Carrera Line at Baselworld 2009

Posted: Sep. 18th, 2009  |  By JustLuxe Team
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Luxury Watches: TAG Heuer's award-winning Grand Carrera has undergone several transformations during its influential existence, and this year the brand has released yet another game changing design.

The new Grand Carrera Calibre 36 RS Caliper Chronograph is the newest version of the complex timepieces and the first automatic chronograph with the powerful 1/10th of a second Caliper Rotating Scale.

Technical inventiveness paired with futuristic design is what makes the new Grand Carrera unique, which is easy to see with its high-impact dial. Punctuating the sleek black dial are twelve hand-applied, curved faceted indexes. The dial lacks numerals, unlike most contemporary watches, but this is where the timepiece makes its difference a matter of ingenuity.

Two rotating systems decorated with Côtes de Genève and polished facets represent easily read chronograph minutes and hours at 3 o'clock and 6 o'clock respectively, along with the linear second counter at 9 o'clock. But unique to the new Grand Carrera is the exclusive Caliper Rotating Scale, marked by an oversize crown with a definitive red line at 10 o'clock that enables precise readings of 1/10th of a second, magnified to 10X for quick and easy readability.

On top of their technical achievements, the powerful TAG Heuer Calibre 36 RS column wheel movement is COSC-certified, ensuring its reliable precision while it functions at 36,000 vibrations per hour.

In addition to the visually stunning new Grand Carrera, TAG Heuer has taken their design to another level by offering the timepiece in the Grand Carrera Calibre 36 RS2 Caliper Chronograph Ti2, a version crafted from ultra-resistant and biocompatible grade 2 Titanium (Ti2), which is twice as light as steel.

The case back in both versions consists of double sapphire crystals, secured with six screws, through which the automatic movement is visible. The Grand Carrera Calibre 36 RS Caliper Chronograph is available with a black rubber strap with a solid steel end piece and folding clasp or a 3-row multi-faceted bracelet, while the Grand Carrera Calibre 36 RS2 Caliper Chronograph Ti2 comes with a black rubber bracelet with a black titanium end piece and folding clasp.

Both new editions of the always-exciting Carrera line from TAG Heuer are promising, with leading technology in the timepiece industry as well as implementing some of this summer's hottest looks in horologie. TAG Heuer continues to adapt to the tastes and expectations of the discerning connoisseur and collector, making each of their designs top-tier accessories for the contemporary man.

For JustLuxe Kate Prihoda
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