Keep thinking about the new TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph “Glassbox”

Apr 13, 2023,07:17 AM

I didn’t paid much attention to Tag Heuer new releases this year until I heard a co-worker mentioned that the new Glassbox chronographs are quite nice in the metal. Therefore I decided to visit my local Tag Heuer boutique a few days ago to take a look at them.

I have to say this new chronograph is very well made and feels very good and compact on the wrist. The glassbox style sapphire crystal looks especially nice. And the tweaks Tag Heuer made to the case makes it slimmer and much more enjoyable to wear than the various Carrera 1964 reissues due to the shorter lug to lug length. From my memory of trying the Heuer 02 movement, the tactile feel and actuation of the pushers in this updated movement feels better. Although finishing of this movement is less appealing and more industrial looking than the Heuer 02.

The asking price is quite reasonable too. I have been thinking about the reverse panda the past few days. The more I look at it, the more I like it. I usually don’t like date on a chronograph but the date window at 12 here, I find that it gives a certain personality to the watch.

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Looks good except for the chronograph hand blocking the date. Did they have the blue version where its in the different position?

 By: Hulk : April 13th, 2023-07:39
I think the watch looks good and I'm looking forward to seeing in the flesh. Cheers S

I posed love pics of blue version

 By: jomni1 : April 14th, 2023-01:38
It’s even nicer in my books. But bugged out by the date.

This is 39mm. Slight thinner and shorter lug to lug than the 60th

 By: singingbee : April 15th, 2023-03:11
It looks visually bigger because of the glassbox design.

I didn’t notice until you mentioned.

 By: singingbee : April 14th, 2023-09:20
The number 8 in my pics look very slightly leaning towards the right. But very very slight only. Not sure if this is the design. I will try to find a chance to see other pieces to see if the date is the same too.