Debuted earlier at this year’s BASELWORLD 2013, the new TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 36 Flyback Chronograph further bolster the TAG Heuer Carrera designation and its importance in horology. Featuring the Calibre 36 automatic chronograph movement, developed by TAG Heuer and a flyback derivative to the legendary Zenith El Primero movement, it can also achieve a frequency of 5Hz or a rate of 36,000 beats per hour. Thus, making it one of the most reliable chronograph on the market today.
At around 43 mm in diameter, the Calibre 36 Flyback Chronograph’s dial has the distinctive characteristics of the classic Heuer stopwatch. Featuring two scales, an outer one for chronograph function while the inner one for hour and minutes, there is also an outermost ring for tachymeter to calculate speed. Aside from the main dial, the watch includes two sub-dials at both 3 o’clock (30 minutes counter) and 9 o’clock (running second). Topped off by a sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective treatment, another sapphire crystal acts as the watch’s case back.
Water resistant up to 100 meters, the TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 36 Flyback Chronograph is available in a total of four variations: black and grey dial with either steel or black alligator band, grey and silver dial with either steel or black alligator band. Additionally, there is the Calibre 36 Flyback Racing Chronograph. In black-on-black color scheme, the entire case is made of titanium Grade 2, sandblasted for a matte finish look. Suggested retail price to start at around $7,900 USD, the TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 36 Flyback Chronograph is currently available through a fine watch retailer near you.