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TAG Heuer Joins Trend With New Carrera Green Special Edition

Just in time for the green dial trend, TAG Heuer has released a new Carrera watch in a new Green Special Edition. The iconic sports watch designed for professional drivers is updated with a brand new color: a deep blue-green and it’s limited to 500 pieces in a stainless steel case. 

Green somehow used to be an underrated color in the past. But, at first glance, it looks stylish and elegant and it would make you wonder why it’s not used as often as other classic options like white, black, and blue. But, with this year’s green dial trend, it seems that it’s enjoying the fame it deserves. 

While TAG Heuer is only of the many brands to join the bandwagon, it did well in maintaining the classical proportion of the Carrera case. 

TAG Heuer Carrera: History & The New Green Special Edition 

When TAG Heuer first launched the Carrera, it featured a 36mm steel case and a Valjoux 72 manual-wind movement with a reference number 2447D. It is called the Carrera 12, owing to its 12-hour totalizer at 6 o’clock and quickly became the default choice of professional drivers and driving enthusiasts alike. 

Unfortunately, in the early 1980s, the lineup was discontinued. But, strong demands resulted in its revival in 1998, along with other classic watches of the 1960s. Fast forward to the present, the watch family continues to be in demand. It has become so extended that it’s hard to determine how many variations there have ever been. 

TAG Heuer Carrera is favored for its clean and streamlined look and its earlier versions remain as the basis for many of the retro-looking Carreras today. These include this year’s new deep blue-green dial version which adopts many distinctive features of the 36mm 2447D into a 39mm watch. 

TAG Heuer Carrera Gets A Green Update 

The new Carrera Green Special Edition has plenty in common with its predecessor: the signature lugs, domed sapphire crystal glass, perfectly proportioned case, and polished push buttons and dials. However, its modern features and 39mm case bring it up to date. 

The dial boasts three sub-dials for hours, minutes, and seconds. Its hands are coated with Super-Luminova for maximum legibility. Inside is the in-house Caliber Heuer 02 automatic chronograph movement made in the brand’s factory in Chevenez. The movement alone comprises 168 parts, including a column wheel and vertical clutch that guarantees the watch’s high chronometric performance. It also has a generous 80-hour power reserve.

Rarely used in TAG Heuer collections, the subtle blue-green dial gives the watch a fresh look yet with a bold and elegant touch that the brand is known for. Through its transparent caseback, you would see the movement’s column wheel and oscillating mass. It has the inscriptions Calibre Heuer 02, Swiss Made, and Special Edition. 

The watch is presented in a black alligator strap with a folding clasp and two safety push-buttons. It is limited to just 500 pieces and retails for $6,650. 

Other Green TAG Heuer Watches to Check Out 

The Carrera Green special edition watch came just a month after the brand released a different green watch: The Monaco Green Dial which was released in celebration of the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique. Check out this timepiece, along with other TAG Heuer watches that have a unique take on this verdant color. 

  1. Monaco Green Dial Calibre Heuer 02 Limited Edition 

The Historic Grand Prix of Monaco is a series of automotive races held biennially, a couple of weeks ahead of the prestigious Formula One Grand Prix of Monaco. As the official sponsor and timekeeper of the event, TAG Heuer released a new version of Monaco in a never-before-seen dial color—a deep and subtle green dial in a classic 39mm stainless steel square case. 

Like its predecessor, it maintains the classic square shape of Monaco and all the signature features you would expect in the watch family: a domed sapphire crystal glass, a combination of polished and brushed surfaces, sub-dials for the 12-hour, 30-minute, and second counters, and a discreet date window at 6 o’clock. 

However, what makes this reference unique is its gradient green dial that starts with an emerald green tone from the center and transitions to dark green (almost black) at the edges. This watch was also limited to 500 units upon release and is worn on a black alligator strap with the signature classic folding clasp. This mechanism allows you to adjust your watch to the desired length without holes. 

  1. Aquaracer 300m Automatic Green Dial Stainless Steel 

Besides racing watches, TAG Heuer also has rich nautical and water-sport credentials, owing to its Aquaracer dive watch collection. It was first launched in 2004/2005 and among the latest additions to the line is this emerald green Aquaracer Calibre 5. 

As you can easily guess, the most distinctive feature of this new reference is its eye-catching green dial. It has a horizontal striped pattern complemented with luminescent markers and hands to ensure legibility. Further adding to its readability is the date display at 3 o’clock that is magnified by what is called a cyclops lens. 

This reference is presented in a 43mm stainless steel case with a unidirectional rotating bezel, a three-link steel bracelet, and a double-security folding clasp. Inside is the Calibre 5 automatic movement with a 38-hour power reserve and water resistance rated at 300m. The watch was priced at $2,300 upon release in 2019. 

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Green dials have surged into popularity as of late. The color joins blue and red as a trio of brighter, bolder alternatives to the standard black and white. It looks just as well in dials as any other color, if not more stylish and elegant. 

While these TAG Heuer watches are an aesthetic update of the classics, they are guaranteed to have undergone the same level of research and development that any other watches from the brand had. 

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