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The Carrera Got Its Bezel in 2005

I did some checking, to see exactly when the Carrera chronograph get its first bezel, and it seems that this was circa 2005 . . . well before any Hublot impact on watch design, in general, or on the Carreras in particular.

TAG Heuer has to sell watches, and it seems that today's chronograph buyers, as a group, are happiest in the 42 to 44 range. We can also expect to see TAG Heuer fill the gap between this 44 mm case and the 39 mm "glassbox".



: As a watch, it's not that bad. Too large for me, too Hublot in
: style, but it works OK.

: As a Carrera however, no. Why must the Carrera name be slapped on
: everything from a modern Autavia (this) to an overpriced Seiko
: (the Heuer-01 line) to a truer evolution of the elegance the
: name once stood for (the bezel-less 1887s)?

: The Carrera name comes from a time when the model identity was
: clearly laid out: The Autavia was the sporty watch with a larger
: case and external rotating bezel, the Carrera was the more
: elegant sibling which was still readable at a glance but equally
: at home in the boardroom.

: TAG's identity crisis continues and it's just sad to see. We took a
: step forward with the 160, now we're taking two steps back with
: more Hublorreras.

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