Three new versions and a new size for the Heuer-01 Skeleton Manufacture Chronograph first unveiled in 2015.
TAG Heuer’s release of the 45mm Carrera Heuer-01 in 2015 brought the chrono movement and sporty, skeletonised design within reach of a whole new market due to its highly accessible pricing.
Ahead of Baselworld in late March, TAG Heuer has now revealed details of six new references in steel with matching bezel of its famous in-house chronograph. The most significant change is the slightly smaller diameter of 43 mm, offered in a choice of three versions: intense black, deep navy blue and an elegant cognac brown.
The polished ceramic tachymeter bezel complements the polished, satin-finished steel of the 12-part modular case, while the trademark skeleton dial and sapphire case-back reveal 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 oscillating pinion.
All of the movement’s Chrono functions are identified by the colour red, in a nod to the world of motor racing: the central seconds, the 30-minute counter, the 12-hour counter and the Start/Stop push-button.