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TAG Heuer 2000 Exclusive Chronograph Quartz

The Tag Heuer Exclusive 2000 quartz Chronograph is from the early 80 th before TAG was involved. Im searching a replacement movement, the watch has a problem with the E-block.

The original Movement is an Eta 555.232.

In a couple of posts I read that the movement was replaced by a Eta 955.112, I guess this was for the non Chronograph model. Maybe somebody can help me and let me know which Movement i can use and is still available Pretty sure what you actually have is a Calibre 185 movement, which is a combination of an ESA 555.232 base quartz module (i.e. time only) with a mechanical dubois-depraz chronograph module. The ETA equivalent to your base module is ETA 955.232

Description Here for sale we have a Tag Heuer Exclusive 2000 quartz Chronograph Why not check out are other listings for more great bargains. We are VAT registered. A VAT receipt will be despatched with item Please Note. UK BIDDERS ONLY PLEASE. WE WILL NOT POST OUTSIDE THE UK. Payment PayPal Only. Thank you Shipping Item will be posted with city link 48 hour recorded. Please note that we will not despatch any items untill a cleared payment has been recieved thank you. Shipping price is for city link zone 1, if you are outside zone 1 please message me for a quote. Please follow the link for City Link’s pricing zones Tag Heuer Exclusive 2000 quartz Chronograph Terms of sale We guarantee that our items will be as described in our auctions. If you find that they are not, or if something described as in working order is found to be faulty on receipt, we will refund the full price paid including initial postage, provided you notify us within 2 working days of receipt and return the item to us at your expense within 14 working days of sale (Saturday is a working day for us but Sunday is not). Please read our auction descriptions carefully for any specific variation to these general terms.

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TAG Heuer Formula 1 BA0493

From my personal collection:A new old stock: TAG Heuer Formula One F1 Quartz 1/10th Chronograph, model no.: CA1213.BA0493, the serial number is also present.

A highly collectible watch for the TAG Heuer F1 enthousiast/ collector/ museum!

Some features are: Yellow dial, high-precision quartz movement ETA 251.262 which controls five separate micromotors, a screw-in crown for a water-resistance to 200m (660ft), watchcase cut from a stainless steel block,scratch resistant sapphirre crystal and Superluminova painted hands and pointer on the bezel.

There might be some marks that I haven’t seen myself (for instance from keeping it in the safe), there is to be honest some metal visible where the clasp-holder runs around the clasp, which is inevitable. That’s it!

Just fully cleaned and serviced including a new fresh Renata battery and all new gaskets (all parts come with the watch that were replaced).

It is fully water resistant (tested at 3 bar) and comes in it’s original TAG Heuer boxset with the instruction/ guarantee books and original guarantee card (stamped by Francois Dupont Jewelers), TAG Heuer shop -tag and two extra links for the bracelet(making it total 8inch/20.5 cm wristsize). Many longtime watch collectors will tell you that their first “nice” watch was “a TAG” — or that their first watch obsession was a vintage Heuer. With strong motorsport associations and a number of bonafide icons, TAG Heuer replica is especially known for chronographs, and it’s a giant in the watchmaking world. It’s a brand with a history worth exploring and a modern collection worth dissecting — whether you’re a collector or in the market for a first “nice” watch.

In 1860, long before Techniques d’Avant-Garde (TAG) purchased a majority stake in the company (which was subsequently gobbled up by the LVMH Group), Edouard Heuer set up his eponymous watch manufacturing company in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. Soon after, he was patenting unique mechanisms, some of which still operate in many mechanical wristwatches today. However, Heuer was most famous for making chronographs, starting with dashboard clocks used in both cars and planes. Then, in 1914, Heuer offered their first wrist-worn chronograph.

By the 1960s, Tag Heuer Formula 1 watches were so thoroughly enmeshed with auto racing that it’s hard to find a photograph of Tag Heuer Formula 1, Indy, or GT racing from that era in which their logo isn’t visible. Specifically, Heuer Autavia and Carrera chronographs were de rigueur among drivers. When Steve McQueen sported a square Heuer Monaco during his all-too-short racing career, both man and watch were immortalized in photographs that have become enduring templates for men’s fashion. McQueen’s 1971 film, LeMans, endowed Heuer’s racing pedigree with a dose of Hollywood’s ineffable mystique.

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TAG Heuer Formula 1 Quartz Chronograph BT0714

Are you a serious athlete?  TAG Heuer Men’s CAH1110.BT0714 TAG Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph Quartz Watch is the watch for you.   TAG Heuer has a stellar reputation when it comes to innovation and precision.  The company was the FIRST to create a stopwatch accurate to 1/100 of a second, the FIRST dashboard stopwatch for race cars, and the FIRST miniature electronic timekeeping device accurate to 1/1000th of a second.  Why not put your athletic timing goals in the hands of a company known for its supreme accuracy and gold-standard precision?

The TAG Heuer Men’s CAH1110.BT0714 TAG Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph Quartz Watch has an easy-to-read 41mm wide (1.61-inch) stainless steel watch case that is accented by a sporty titanium unidirectional bezel.  The dial allows the athlete to tell time easily with its printed large, silver-tone Arabic numerals in increments of five.

The scratch resistant dial is black with silver-toned time indicators.  There are three subdials and a convenient date window between the 3 and 4 o’clock position for an optimum time-telling experience.  The sporty rubber strap is a huge plus for the active athletic type.  In addition, this timepiece is built with Swiss quartz movement and has an impressive water resistance level of 200 meters (660 feet).  Now you can scuba dive in true Tag Heuer style.  These features along with the watch’s obvious sporty design make the CAH1110.BT0714 ideal for any athlete.

Just so you are in the know, TAG Heuer maintains a close association with the world of competitive sports and enjoys a devoted following among sports celebrities and enthusiasts. It is no surprise that the leader of America relies on TAG Heuer for his time-telling needs. (See image on right of President Obama wearing a classic TAG Heuer timepiece) You can find the TAG Heuer Men’s CAH1110.BT0714 TAG Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph Quartz Watch on for $200.  The manufacturer’s listing price is $1500 so I would recommend looking on Amazon if you would like to purchase this watch.  Amazon reviewers gave the CAH1110.BT0714 a 4 out of 5 star rating so you know that your athletic peers also approve of this watch.

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TAG Heuer Formula 1

In this Tag Heuer Formula 1 Calibre 5 review, we discuss its design, outlook, build and why it is a perfect choice for all watch lovers. We love this timepiece because of its elegant dial and sturdy build. It is also a self-winding watch, which means you can power it by moving your wrist. What’s more, you can wear it for professional marine activity without worrying about water damage. The Formula 1 Company has its history dated back in 1986. Back then, a better mode of watch mechanism became a problem as the available high-end timepieces were not marketable. This pushed the company to hit the market with a tag Formula 1 analog design.
The watch featured quartz movements with subtle inspirations from popular timepiece designs. Its style, sharp colors, and tasty combination of materials led to the sales success of the watch.

The company’s success has ties to its partnership with Formula 1 racing teams. Its relationship with organizations like the McLaren and Ferrari improved its marketability.

Other improvements, like the ETA movements and fiberglass case, brought about more popularity. Some models of the watch had classical designs with chronographs, hence more users loved them.

Are you looking to get yourself one of the legendary watches? Come on board as we introduce you to the Tag Heuer Formula 1 Calibre 5 watch. There are many great features to expect from this timepiece. Hence, read on as we bring you in-depth Tag Heuer Formula 1 Calibre 5 review. The Tag Heuer Formula 1 was born in 1986, a result of a revolution that was sweeping the industry.

The quartz crisis of the 70s and 80s was finally coming to an end and the Swiss watchmaker had recently been acquired by Techniques d’Avant Garde.

The Tag Heuer Formula 1 line was Heuer’s first watch since the purchase, and it quickly gained attention thanks to its iconic style and its association with the high-adrenaline world of Formula 1 racing.

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TAG Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph Quartz

The TAG Heuer Formula 1 was born in 1986, a result of a revolution that was sweeping the industry.

The quartz crisis of the 70s and 80s was finally coming to an end and the Swiss watchmaker had recently been acquired by Techniques d’Avant Garde.

The Formula 1 line was Heuer’s first watch since the purchase, and it quickly gained attention thanks to its iconic style and its association with the high-adrenaline world of Formula 1 racing.
The TAG Heuer Formula 1 was a success from the start, though there were a few issues. Some of the early models had a few typographical errors, and the design had a few minor flaws. But, these were minor blips on an otherwise impressive watch.

The current TAG Formula 1 watch line up has all the same classic features, but with a few modern tweaks.

It’s still a watch that oozes style and sophistication, and it’s still the perfect accompaniment to the hardcore Formula 1 lifestyle. If you’re looking for a watch that exudes class and performance, then the TAG Heuer Formula 1 is the perfect choice.
The TAG Heuer Formula watch is an impressive timepiece that I highly recommend. It’s got a silver-tone band, quartz movement, and water resistance up to 200m. The scratch resistant sapphire crystal and luminous hands make this watch look and feel like a million bucks. Plus, the stainless steel construction is top notch, and the uni-directional rotating bezel and solid caseback make it a safe and secure timepiece. The clasp and crown are easy to use, and the case size is 43mm.

I ordered the TAG Heuer Formula 1 watch and it arrived fogged but the authenticity was spot on and TAG Heuer’s reputation as a top quality watch maker remains intact. The timepiece looks smooth and the display is accurate and easy to read. Plus, it’s got a sweet light blue color that compliments any outfit or style. I’ve been told it looks even better on a big wrist, so if you’re a dude with some meaty arms this watch is for you!
TAG Heuer F1 watches don’t remain static, though. The company has continuously updated its watches beyond mechanical to quartz movement. It also added the chronograph for racing aficionados in subsequent years and fiberglass dial cover for clarity and durability.

Today, TAG Heuer Formula 1 sells a variety of high-end watches. That includes quartz and automatic movement models. There are also individual variations in the crown, hands, bezel, and other features to ensure complete comfort and functionality for users. A majority of watches come in black dial, blue dial, and stainless steel.

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TAG Heuer Autavia Heuer 02 Chronometer Flyback

When people in the world of fine watches talk about chronographs, one name often comes up: TAG Heuer. Since the company was founded by Edouard Heuer in 1860, TAG Heuer has pushed the boundaries of short interval timing measurement again and again – its expertise in this field has been a leitmotif throughout its history, backed up by several patents. Today, TAG Heuer is the only Swiss TAG Heuer Autavia Chronometer Flyback watch brand that has mastered the measurement of tenths, hundredths, and thousandths of a second.
TAG Heuer’s chronographs from the 1960s – the golden age of motorsport – are among the most sought-after remakes and re-editions of our time. One example is the Carrera, first presented in 1963 and named after the toughest road race of the day: the Carrera Panamericana Mexico.
The Carrera’s purist, functional dial, designed with intuitive readability in mind by Jack Heuer, founder Edouard Heuer’s grandson and today’s honorary chairman, qualified the model as a textbook watch for races, which became the choice for many professionals. Throughout the following two decades, the drivers of the Scuderia Ferrari – including Carlos Reutemann, Jacky Ickx, Niki Lauda, and Jody Scheckter ­– all wore Carreras during their hazardous races.

The Monaco is the second classic chronograph and one of the rare timepieces – perhaps even the first – to gain fame on the silver screen. Worn in 1971 by Steve McQueen in Le Mans, a blockbuster film depicting the famous 24-hour endurance race, it became an instant success. Until today it has remained associated with the legendary actor nicknamed the “king of cool.”
But this is not the only reason for the Monaco’s stardom: when it was simultaneously unveiled in Geneva and New York in 1969, it was one of the very first chronographs powered by a self-winding movement. Until that moment, watchmakers had not built such a complex caliber to include a rotor for automatic winding. Back in the 1960s, the construction and production of such a movement was kind of a holy grail, and some big players, among them TAG Heuer, Breitling, Zenith and Seiko, raced against each other to be the first to introduce an automatic chronograph.

The first ones launched in the year of the moon landing were celebrated as milestone innovations. Yet, there was even another quite cool feature about the Monaco that also marked a premiere, namely its square case, which was the first water-resistant one of its kind.
Today, the Carrera and Monaco are probably the best-known TAG Heuer collections. However, there is also the Autavia, which was in fact the first racetrack chronograph by Heuer. Its name, a portmanteau of the words “automobile” and “aviation,” was first used in reference to aircraft and automotive dashboard instruments dating back to 1933.

In 1962 Jack Heuer applied the specifications for the cockpit displays – intuitive readability at every second and from every angle – to the format of a wristwatch. An enthusiastic supporter and official timekeeper of the 12 Hours of Sebring race, the chronograph pioneer knew exactly what he wanted for the Autavia: a wide, easy-to-read dial and a shock-resistant case, robust enough to endure the rough conditions of the speedway to provide precise timekeeping throughout the race.
To mark the sixtieth anniversary of the Autavia wristwatch, TAG Heuer is rolling out an automatic flyback chronograph in two executions, a textbook example how to transform historic looks into contemporary classics.

The TAG Heuer Autavia Chronometer Flyback features a 42 mm stainless steel case with flat lugs and a slim, bidirectionally rotating black ceramic bezel with a tachymeter scale. The silver-colored dial together with the black counters creates a panda look like the one that distinguished some of the first Autavia models in the 1960s when a special edition of the watch was also produced for the German Bundeswehr pilots. Those timepieces were outfitted with a flyback complication allowing the measurement of consecutive times without having to first reset, making it a favorite for pilots and drivers.

While the dial and the bezel with their clean Arabic numerals feature an elegant yet fashionable style, the extra-large pushers and the likewise oversized crown confer bold accents.

The TAG Heuer Autavia Chronometer Flyback is powered by in-house manufacture Caliber Heuer 02, which boasts a power reserve of 80 hours and is officially certified as a C.O.S.C. chronometer. The automatic movement is equipped with a column wheel and vertical clutch.

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TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre Heuer 02 42 Stainless Steel

TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre Heuer 02 is a brand so steeped in tradition that we’d need more than a few articles to cover how we got from Heuer’s founding by Edouard Heuer in 1860 in St-Imier, Switzerland, to the present day. A brand so intrinsically linked to timekeeping perfection and the motorsports world that it has sponsored Formula 1 and other racing series for decades.

Since 2020 marks the 160th anniversary of TAG Heuer, the brand has been on a roll introducing various timepieces (read HERE, HERE) that pay tribute to the brand’s past, while uniquely positioning its design and technicity with a keen eye towards the future.
For much of the past decade, the aesthetic of TAG Heuer’s line up has been divided by the concept of modernity, paying favor to both the resolutely classic and the decidedly modern. As such, the “Heuer Heritage” family stands in stark contrast with watches like the Connected Modular, the colorful Formula 1, or the bold and complex Heuer Carrera Calibre Heuer 02. As a brand forced to balance the weight of its own legacy with its continued existence as a producer of products for an ever-changing market, TAG Heuer has to find new ways of communicating the message, even when speaking to buyers that know nothing of the brand’s history. With that in mind, let’s take a look at a very modern evolution of the Heuer form, the TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre Heuer 02.
Fans of the Monaco racing watch – introduced in 1969 as one of the world’s first automatic chronographs – love its blue sunburst dial and contrasting silver counters, red hands, and square shape with its expansive sapphire crystal and faceted edges. The newest version, the TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre Heuer 02, our test watch, offers these same visual features, all of which TAG Heuer has continued to refine based on the earlier Monaco Calibre 12 model. The once-flat registers are now slightly recessed, giving the design more depth and interest.
Here’s another update: the symmetrical arrangement now shows elapsed minutes and hours rather than minutes and seconds. The running seconds indication is now placed at 6 o’clock — a clever solution even though every minute the seconds hand sweeps across the date window for a period of several seconds. With its use of the new movement, TAG Heuer designed a clear layout of the displays, but this also involved a compromise. Including the small seconds display at 6 required moving the “Automatic” lettering upward and placing it between the two registers.
Changes to the dial layout are based on a fundamental innovation. With TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre Heuer 02, TAG Heuer is now using a fully developed, in-house chronograph movement in its Monaco line. Recall that the original Caliber 11 from 1969 was a collaborative project between Heuer, Breitling, and Hamilton-Büren in addition to the module specialist Dubois Dépraz, which contributed the chronograph mechanism. The long-awaited in-house base chronograph movement first appeared in 2017 as the Caliber Heuer 02, which was introduced in the retro model Autavia Calibre Heuer 02. Previously at TAG Heuer, “only” the complex Calibre Heuer 02-T was available (with an additional tourbillon) and before that, the Calibre Heuer 01, based on a Seiko movement.
Under the leadership of CEO Frédéric Arnault (read HERE), TAG Heuer has embraced the latest technology (HERE) while simultaneously evolving its watchmaking offerings. At the center of this ‘savoir-faire’ is the brand’s renowned in-house movements – notably, its latest innovation, the Heuer 02 chronograph movement.
Ok, so while that name is a bit of a mouthful, it does help to explain what this watch is. First, the “Carrera” name is synonymous with motorsport-derived sporty chronographs and, second, the “Calibre Heuer 02” is the movement used by the watch. Originally launched in 1963, the Carrera was created by Jack Heuer as a (then) modern interpretation of automotive and motorsport style into a race-ready chronograph. As for the TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre Heuer 02 movement, it is an entirely in-house follow up to 2015’s Heuer 01. Officially launched in 2018, the Heuer 02 is an automatic chronograph movement that offers an 80-hour power reserve, a compax layout (with subdials at 3, 6, and 9), a date at 4:30, and a maximum measure of 12 hours.

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Tag Heuer Connected Calibre E4

If I’m splurging on a Tag Heuer watch, smart or otherwise, I want it to feel pretty special on my wrist. Its Tag Heuer Connected Calibre E4 42mm costs $1,800 and doesn’t do anything an Apple Watch or Galaxy Watch can’t do. In fact, it does less, so I absolutely better feel something amazing when it’s on my wrist. Over the last 10 days, I’ve found out what it’s like to wear.
Before anything else, you should understand Tag Heuer’s new smartwatch range. There are two models, the 42mm Tag Heuer Connected Calibre E4 you see in our photos and that I’m reviewing here, plus a 45mm version with the same technology but a slightly different design. Following the single 45mm Connected Calibre E3, the choice of 42mm and 45mm models in the Calibre E4 range is very welcome, and slimming the case down to 13.9mm makes it more wearable. However, there’s no change in materials used — it’s stainless steel with a ceramic bezel — and there’s no titanium option for the E4 either.
I’ve yet to wear the 45mm model, but based on previous experience and wearing the 42mm version this time, I’m confident that, again, the smaller smartwatch is the one that will suit most people. The smaller 1.28-inch screen is just right, it fits under shirt cuffs, the curved sapphire crystal over it looks glorious, and the streamlined pushers and simple crown give it a seriously sophisticated look. For reference, it’s on my 6.5-inch wrist in the photos. I showed it to a friend who doesn’t like the size and weight of most current smartwatches. He liked this one a lot, and said the shape, size, and design was the most appealing he’d seen. It’s exactly the kind of reaction you want. With the right watch face, it has the classic Tag Heuer look too, but is never over the top, or worse, cheap-looking. The super-sharp, very bright 416 x 416 pixel screen definitively makes the most of the various Tag Heuer watch faces.
The 42mm Tag Heuer Connected Calibre E4 has a polished stainless steel case and is attached to either a steel, rubber, or leather strap. The rubber one on my review model is comfortable but can get a little sweaty, and it hasn’t got much “give” either, so I’ve had to wear it quite tightly or it tends to not sit squarely on my wrist. I love the folding clasp though, which is easily adjusted and really does look cool. It’s such a recognizable design and helps identify the smartwatch as one made by Tag Heuer. If you don’t like the strap, or want a few alternatives, Tag Heuer sells a variety of compatible straps for the Calibre E4 starting at $200.

The pushers have a very mechanical feel to them, adding a quality feel, and the rotating crown helps you navigate through the watch’s menus with speed and precision. The bezel incorporates hour markings and the Tag Heuer insignia, and because it’s set under the crystal, it doesn’t affect touchscreen use. The Connected Calibre E4 is luxurious, elegant, and expertly built, with an awareness of what makes a good smartwatch without losing sight of what makes a Tag Heuer watch desirable. But did I feel different? The Tag Heuer name has cachet it’s supremely comfortable due to its spot-on size, and the sapphire crystal is warm and inviting to touch. I love the way it looks, and I like the way it makes me feel from the moment I close that iconic clasp on the strap.
For the first half of my time with the Calibre E4, I used it with the iPhone 13 Pro. I’m pleased to say it automatically reconnected to the iPhone without any input from me, regardless of whether I had turned the watch off overnight or gone out of range. That made it easy and effortless to live with, just like the Apple Watch, and doesn’t always happen with smartwatches other than Apple’s own.

However, connected to iOS. it’s a little basic. Notifications arrive, but you can’t interact with any of them. There’s no replying to emails, liking a tweet, or sending a quick response to a message for example. However, there’s access to Google Play for apps, you can use Google Fit, and the Tag Heuer app available through Apple’s App Store is very attractive and feature-packed. However, you also need Google’s Wear OS installed on your iPhone, so it’s fairly app-intensive.
I have been satisfied with the reliability of the watch connected to iOS, but have missed the deep integration that comes with the Apple Watch and its wealth of excellent preinstalled apps and features. You don’t have an automatic handwashing timer, noise level alerts, or fall detection either, so the Calibre E4 feels quite restrained in comparison. However, the experience has definitely improved over the years, and if you’re happy with relatively basic functionality, it’s acceptable.

After using the smartwatch with an iPhone, I swapped to using it with an Android phone. Google has simplified the setup process and it takes only a few minutes for the smartwatch to get up and running. In addition to requiring Wear OS, the smartwatch also benefits from Tag Heuer’s own app being installed.
You can do a lot more on the Connected Calibre E4 when it’s connected to an Android phone. Notifications are interactive, with options to reply, delete or archive emails, like or retweet tweets, or send a canned response to messages. When connected to an iPhone, you are forced to always reach for your phone to do anything, but you can manage many tasks on the smartwatch when it’s connected to Android. It makes it more useful and convenient.

The reliability of notification arrival has been moderate regardless of which phone it was connected to, with some notifications arriving, some not, and some appearing in the notification list but without an alert. Despite having the haptic vibration alert set to its “Long” option, it’s still very easy to miss the subtle vibration the Calibre E4 makes.
The Tag Heuer Connected Calibre E4 uses Google Fit or Tag Heuer’s own Sports app to track your activity and workouts. For this review, I’ve concentrated on the Tag Heuer Sports app because it’s not only a lot prettier than Google Fit, but it has some cool additional features and suited my needs equally as well.

By default, Tag Heuer Sports is assigned to the upper pusher on the case, and it tracks running, walking, golf, swimming, cycling, and general fitness activities. It’s quick to start, data is presented clearly, and interacting with the app is easy due to it using the pushers on the case rather than only the touchscreen. It also has an animated workout plan suitable for people of all fitness levels to follow.
Heart rate, calories, duration, and fitness zones are all measured, and the app provides an estimated rest time on its results page. When it tracks a walk or run, GPS activates without a problem and the app shows a map, as well as adds speed and splits data. The Calibre E4 also features Tag Heuer’s extensive Golf app, which debuted on the Modular 45 Golf Edition in 2019. All the data is stored in the app and it carried over between iOS and Android even when I reset the watch, which may be helpful for those who regularly swap phones.

Tracking walks and general fitness activities alongside the Apple Watch Series 7 revealed some discrepancies in heart rate. The Tag Heuer Connected Calibre E4 consistently undercounts heart rate compared to the Apple Watch, with most activities recording an average of 20 beats per minute lower. Neither are medical devices, but in previous experience, most devices match the Apple Watch’s heart rate data, indicating the Calibre E4 may require further calibration through a software update. The lower heart rate impacts calorie burn too.
One other thing that may affect heart rate accuracy is the watch’s strap. It’s not really designed for quick adjustment, and getting it tight enough on your wrist to increase the heart rate monitor’s contact with your skin takes trial and error. It needs to be very tight to stay secure. The Tag Heuer Connected Calibre E4 does not measure blood oxygen or take an electrocardiogram (ECG) reading.

If you want to track casual exercise — a few workouts, everyday steps, and maybe a round of golf — the Calibre E4 is great. The lack of a truly comprehensive sensor array means it’s not really for those who want serious insight, absolute accuracy, or a massive range of different workouts to monitor. Tag Heuer should be congratulated for the Sports app though, as it looks superb on both the watch and the phone, and has performed brilliantly too.
I have had no problem with the Calibre E4’s performance. It uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 4100+ processor with Google’s Wear OS version 2.34, and it runs smoothly throughout. Apps load quickly, payments with Google Pay are simple, and acquiring GPS when exercising takes just a few seconds. Tag Heuer promises the Connected Calibre E4 will get an update to Wear OS 3 when it’s released later this year, but has not given a time frame for it yet.

Unfortunately, there’s no ability to take calls on the smartwatch, even with Bluetooth headphones connected. I received incoming call notifications, but when you tap to accept, it tells you to take the call on your phone.

Accessing Google Play is simple and there are various apps to download and install. I used YouTube Music (which incidentally took ages to download when connected to iOS, but just moments when connected to Android), where you can download songs and playlists to listen to over headphones without your phone connected. It also worked without any problem, and even downloading music was fast.
Using the wireless charging stand supplied with the watch, it takes 30 minutes to reach about 50%, and about 70 minutes to fully charge. The stand has a glowing Tag Heuer logo on the front and the watch is secured to it with magnets that are more than strong enough to hold it in place. It’s suitably angled to be used by your bed and the watch’s display is in ambient mode by default.
Provided I turned the smartwatch off overnight — between about midnight and 8 a.m. — the battery would last two working days with one 45-minute workout tracked without GPS. With GPS active for a workout, a recommendation to enter battery-saving mode would arrive in the late evening on the second day as the battery hit 10% remaining.

I’ve had around 10 days using the Calibre E4 in total, so I haven’t been able to understand the battery life on a long-term basis, but I did notice it lasted slightly longer connected to the iPhone than it did an Android phone. Overall, the battery life isn’t outstanding, but it’s similar to most other Android smartwatches today.

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TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre Heuer 02 42 RUF

A collaboration between RUF and TAG Heuer just makes sense. RUF is an exclusive specialty car manufacturer celebrated for its meticulously engineered production cars. The Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer has spent well over a century producing beautiful performance-driven watches worn by racing and auto-enthusiasts. Both are artisans in the world of cars— companies obsessed with the designs, materials, and mechanics of their creations.
As part of our capsule collection with RUF, we are releasing an exclusive TAG Heuer Carrera chronograph that would look good on your wrist while behind the wheel of a CTR or with your garage-inspired fit for the gram.

For the uninitiated, chronographs are mechanical stopwatches that exist within a watch along with its timekeeping function. Only the world’s best watchmakers produce this type of complication. But, even more so, this is not TAG Heuer’s first rodeo. The Swiss brand has been attributed with creating the world’s first self-winding chronograph in 1969 with their Calibre 11. Since then, collectors have kept many of the brand’s high-end chronographs in their watch rotation.
Today’s TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph pulls up in a beautiful and very wearable 42mm stainless steel case. Coming in with the assist, London’s Bamford Watch Department remixed and tailored the historic TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph for our RUF collection. Looking at the dial, the chronograph includes a customized Bamford green face with yellow accents, complete with branding from RUF, TAG Heuer, and Higsnobiety.
You can find the real star of the show under the hood. The new Heuer 02 in-house movement powers the watch. Composed of 168 components and 33 jewels, the movement has an impressive 80 hours of power reserve and beats at 4 hertz or 28,000 vibrations per hour.
The timepiece sits on your wrist using a Saffiano Verde leather strap with yellow stitching that creates just the right amount of contrast. Those quick enough to cop the limited edition watch will receive the chronograph in a specialty branded box made from green frosted transparent acrylic.

The TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph is a solid pick for fans of horology and auto history and anyone looking to flesh out the rest of their watch collection.

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TAG Heuer Carrera Red Dial

TAG Heuer has really gone all-out and embraced the rainbow in recent years. We’ve seen purple-dial Monacos, orange-dial Aquaracers, green-dial Carreras, blacked-out Monacos, and more. And the latest release from the Swiss watchmaker continues the trend. Announced this morning, the latest addition to the Carrera family features a beautiful scarlet shade on the dial. It’s a limited edition of 600 pieces, priced at $6,750, and it shares a similar stainless-steel case profile with the all-time classic 1960s Carrera ref. 2447; the modernized “glassbox” architecture measures a compact 39mm × 14.7mm, with an approximate lug-to-lug dimension of 46.5mm.
The TAG Heuer Carrera Red Dial movement inside is, of course, the company’s in-house Calibre Heuer 02. It’s no secret around these parts that I’m a big fan. I really believe that it’s just about the ideal configuration if you were to dream up a high-end chronograph movement today that doesn’t break the bank or push the limits too far.

It all starts with a fully integrated architecture that runs in 33 jewels, at a beat rate of 28,800 vph, with an impressive power reserve of up to 80 hours, all stored in a single barrel thanks to a longer-than-usual mainspring. The entire movement construction consists of just 168 components, a remarkably small figure compared to chronograph movements of the past. The use of fewer total parts in the movement is beneficial to the end-user as it typically translates to less wear over time and a more straightforward servicing experience. Altogether, the Calibre Heuer 02 measures an impressively compact 31mm in diameter and 6.9mm in height.

The TAG Heuer Carrera Red Dial movement also enables a more traditional three-six-nine sub-dial layout (in line with the aesthetics of vintage Heuer chronographs), rather than the off-kilter six-nine-twelve orientation seen in TAG Heuer’s previous-gen Calibre Heuer 01. The movement’s functionality is rounded out by unidirectional winding, Kif shock absorption, a vertical clutch, and hacking seconds ability. One detail I particularly appreciate is the use of a red polymer cap on the column wheel. It’s used consistently on the Calibre Heuer 02, but it works particularly well with the new Carrera “Red.”
So, why red? Heuer enthusiasts might recall the brick-red dial found on the 1970s Silverstone Chronograph ref. 110.313R, but TAG Heuer doesn’t confirm that as the new model’s direct inspiration outright (they do mention it in passing), instead highlighting the color as a Heuer/TAG Heuer signature over the years, featured in the TAG Heuer logo since 1985. Of course, red was found in the tachymeter scale of Heuer chronographs as early as the late 1950s manual-wind Auto-Graph. Watches introduced later, such as the Carrera, Regatta, Monza, Monaco, and Bundeswehr, would all end up making strategic use of the color over time, as well.
Ipersonally find this a super easy watch to appreciate. The 39mm, polished-steel “glassbox” case is always a winner (absolutely love those pump pushers!), the Calibre Heuer 02 (as we’ve already covered) is a great addition, and the dial looks as downright juicy as an apple, from TAG Heuer’s supplied imagery. There’s always the chance a dial won’t live up to its initial photos, which I’m hoping isn’t the case here.
There are a number of subtle details I particularly appreciate on the dial, as well. The original Heuer logo (sans TAG) will always be a welcome presence, and the light azurage decoration on the trio of sub-dials brings a nice touch of texture to the visual playing field. The applied and polished rectangular stick-style hour markers sit up nice and tall and make their presence known, increasing legibility in the process. I’m not sure if the use of tan, vintage-tone Super-LumiNova would have been my first choice, but it might also have simply been the most attractive option. It’s difficult to imagine a sober white shade of Super-LumiNova matching the warm red dial tone. C’est la vie.
It’s been a little over a year since I last had the opportunity to strap one of these smaller “glassbox”-style Carrera releases on my wrist, but I remember TAG Heuer Carrera Red Dial like it was yesterday. This case design fits my wrist rather well; although the thickness, just under 15mm, can come across as a tad intimidating, quite a bit of that height is from the tall vintage-inspired sapphire crystal that earned the “glassbox” nickname long ago. The quintessential Carrera faceted lugs also help in that regard. I’d reckon that if you’ve found an original vintage Heuer Carrera to fit your wrist comfortably, then the 21st-century version only feels ever-so-slightly larger.
Although the first Heuer on my watch-shopping list has always been a vintage 1970s Kentucky Chronograph with a blue dial, if I was going to buy a current-generation TAG Heuer chronograph, I can’t imagine it would be anything other than one of these limited-edition 39mm Carreras. And I think this is just about the best-looking example (outside the most recent HODINKEE collaboration) to be released since the unexpected pseudo-revival of the Montreal Chronograph in the summer of 2020.