TAG Heuer Revives the Panda Dial Carrera Watch from the ’70s

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Sometimes, simplicity is all it takes to cement a legacy. For Heuer, its Carrera, which debuted in 1963, has become one of the most iconic chronographs in existence. It has a fixed inner bezel and a bicompax layout, and the dial has no numerals. When it first arrived, it was coded as a dress watch but was every bit a sporty timepiece, becoming a favorite of racing enthusiasts as well as casual collectors.

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The layout and simplicity have lent themselves to several color iterations over the years. Today, TAG Heuer partners with Watches of Switzerland on a limited-edition version of the Carrera inspired by the panda dial Carreras popular in the ‘70s, such as the Ref. 1153 and the 2447SN.

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The new watch sports a vintage aesthetic with a black chapter ring, off-white dial, and contrasting black totalizers at the 3 and the 9 spots. With 100m of water resistance, the 42mm stainless steel case holds an in-house caliber 02 automatic movement, visible through the caseback. You can also choose between a stainless steel band or a sportier black leather strap with perforated holes.

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Limited to just 125 pieces of each style, the TAG Heuer Carrera Watches of Switzerland Exclusive with a panda dial is priced at either $6,350 or $6,450.