To celebrate the second consecutive year of Formula One Night Race in Singapore, TAG Heuer issues
a new 250 pieces of Carrera Calibre 16 Day Date Chronograph (Singapore Limited Edition).
Consistent with last year colour theme,
the 2009 edition is with the 'Black and British Racing Green'.
Enclosed are some prototype pictures for your viewing...
43 mm TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 Day Date Chronograph (2009 Singapore Limited Edition of 250pcs)
Last year edition, the 42.5mm Calibre 8 RS Grande-Date
GMT (2008 Singapore Limited Edition of 150pcs)
were sold out in 9 days after launched. For details and pictures of the 2008 edition , please click here.
Understand that the less lustrous economic climate was considered during the planning stage,
thus this year Edition will be more affordable than the last year piece but
still relevant to the racing theme.
Quantity is increased by 100 pieces to 250 pieces.
Heard the stock will be arriving in the Boutiques and authorised retailers by first week of September.
The 43mm polished steel case with aluminium bezel and double-antireflective curved sapphire crystal
has a 100m water resistance rating.
The colour green is subtlely placed on a chronograph-pusher, the stitching on the straps, a word on the bezel, the
chronograph minute and hour, and the more prominent chronograph sweep second-hand.
A point to note, the from the released specifications, the bezel is supposedly to be
finely-brushed as seen from the picture below (cropped from the high-resolution pic from TAG Heuer).
As in my pictures, I think the brushed bezel was not installed.
The checkered dial is a decorated carbon fibre-effect which is likely to be guilloche and accurately printed over with
two shades of inks.
Monochrome TAG Heuer logo and minute-markers were hand-applied.
Shiny edge of the numerals ...
The hand applied numerals are coated with SuperLuminova!
With lights off ... the dial looks like a speedometer.
Wonder would it be great, if the sides of the sweeping chronograph second hand is coated (instead of the top)??
Lights on !
The green-band pusher and 'tachymeter' print ...
Rehaut ring ...
Oversized crown with black matt varnished face and black line
See-through Caseback with sapphire
Croc leather strap with green stitching, steel folding clasp with safety push button
A Few Wrist Shots
Thanks Winnie and Alvin for the time.