The case size reduced, the watch continues with its sporty exterior is one of the very few 100% Manufacture Chronographs available for less than 5000 CHF. Hiren Kumar Bose
Two years back TAG Heuer had launched the 45mm Carrera Heuer-01 Skeleton Manufacture Chronograph. This year the Manufacture introduces a shaved-off: reducing the size by 2mm. Available in 6 new references in steel with a matching ceramic bezel, the 43mm Heuer-01 Skeleton Manufacture Chronograph is cheaper too, redefining the notion of value for money. Named in honour of the brand’s founder, Edouard Heuer it sporty exterior complements the Heuer-01 Manufacture Chronograph movement.
The brilliance of the polished ceramic tachymeter bezel echoes the polished, satin-finished steel of the iconic 12-part modular case. The skeleton dial – the trademark of the Heuer-01 – and the sapphire case-back reveal the beauty of the mechanism. The chronograph operating levers and the date disc are open-worked on the dial side. On the case-back, the red column wheel — a bold visual anchor — the skeleton chronograph bridge and circular black PVD weight also draw the eye into the mechanism, which is equipped with a clutch with an oscillating pinion.
In a nod to the world of motor racing, it has the central seconds, the 30-minute counter, the 12-hour counter and the Start/Stop push-button. Additionally, the movement’s Chrono functions are identified by the colour red.