The long, angular lugs are a defining Carrera feature, at least in my own mind, and also the change was probably necessary to accommodate the curvy Link-style necklace — that is important. It’s important because this appearance is closely correlated with Senna, and you’ll discover it in some form or another in the various TAG Heuer Ayrton Senna watches. Such as the case, it is brushed, black PVD-coated steel and this hyperlink bracelet — with much more angular edges than the old Link stools had — looks modern and cool. It is interesting how multiple well-known elements from different TAG Heuer watches have come together without feeling like a collage.That said, the sporty minute-indicator-style of the hour mark and other TAG touches keep the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 Ayrton Senna unmistakably a Carrera. Even the skeletonization style of this dial differs from the standard Heuer-01, and together these elements constitute a fairly new spin on the Carrera. Take a peek at Ariel’s comparison review of the Carrera 1887 Automatic Chronograph and the Carrera Heuer 01 to receive a more detailed look at the differences and commonalities between these two sides of the TAG Heuer Carrera coin.With that the debut of a variation in ceramic, as well as a welcome 43mm version of this TAG Heuer Heuer-01, it kind of makes me believe we could have had a 43mm variation in ceramic, which would have been cool. A domed and anti-reflective-treated sapphire crystal, of course, protects the dial. The dial is horizontally brushed, and it’s cool how the automotive-looking skeletonization pattern comprises the hour markers.
The chronograph function may be the most popular among watch enthusiasts. You’ve probably heard of regular chronographs, flyback chronographs, rattrapante chronographs, even chronographs with foudroyantes — but could you explain what the differences are between them? Do you know how they work, who invented them, and which models are most well-known in each category? Take our 15-question chronograph quiz and find out for sure.
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