Swiss made replica TAG Heuer is a brand with a very rich heritage. Especially in regard to chronographs, few brands can rival the role that TAG Heuer played in this field. Today, this type of complication still dominates the collection of the brand, and rightfully so. However, this doesn’t mean that TAG Heuer is dwelling on the past, replaying hits from decades ago, as they instead let them serve as an inspiration for the future. A watch that makes this obvious is the Carrera Sport Chronograph Special Edition, which is inspired by the ‘DATO-45′ model from 1965.
What made this vintage watch stand out was that the date window was not located at the usual six o’clock position, but at twelve, just above the logo. To make it even more distinct was the date printed in red. Both characteristics are also included in the new quality fake Carrera Sport Chronograph Special Edition. Where the ‘DATO-45′ was a rather minimalistic chronograph, is the Carrera Sport Chronograph Special Edition is much richer in details. It features a tri-compax dial layout with the subdials at three and nine o’clock, which serve as counters for the chronograph, in a contrasting color. This gives the Carrera Sport Chronograph Special Edition not only an enticing appearance but also further supports the excellent legibility of all its functions.
This 1:1 perfect TAG-Heuer replica, which is available with either a silver or a blue dial, is limited to 1,860 pieces and powered by TAG Heuer Caliber 02. This automatic manufacture movement comes with a column wheel and vertical clutch for increased precision of the chronograph functions. Its power reserve is a generous 80-hours, and the movement can be admired through the sapphire crystal caseback. Quite unique is that the Carrera Sport Chronograph Special Edition is water-resistant up to 100 meters, further increasing the versatility of this vintage-inspired, modern-day sports chronograph.