TAG Heuer’s 60th Anniversary Carrera Recreates Its Silver Panda Dial Chronograph

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Several watchmakers have enjoyed dipping into their back catalogs with the recent unveilings at LVMH Watch Week in Singapore. One such brand is TAG Heuer, who, along with several updated versions of its Connected Calibre E4 smartwatches, has modernized its enigmatic Monza from the ‘70s as well as a recreated a beloved Carrera from the late ’60s.

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Debuting in 1963, the Heuer Carrera chronograph fused the worlds of auto racing and dress watch wearing in a way that still has enthusiasts clamoring for original pieces. Throughout the years, first-generation Carrera watches have maintained their desirability and then some. For the 60th anniversary of the model, TAG Heuer has released a limited-edition commemorative edition that nearly replicates the sunray-brushed, silver-colored panda dial 2447SN that was introduced in 1968.

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Like all retro-inspired Carreras, this 60th Anniversary edition sports a 39mm case size, even though the original was slightly smaller at 36mm. As another update on the ‘68 watch, the steel case houses a Calibre HEUER02 Automatic chronograph movement, which requires the totalizers at the 9 and 3 o’clock spots to be swapped with one another. Adorning the timepiece is a perforated calfskin leather strap, tapping into its racing provenance.

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Limited to 600 pieces, the Carrera 60th Anniversary chronograph is available from TAG Heuer’s website for $7,400.