2017 Carrera Heuer-01 Ceramic Full Black CAR2A91

  1. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Dec 22, 2016

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    Edited Dec 22, 2016
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  2. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Dec 22, 2016

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    OMG. The bracelet is magnificent !
     
  3. Hubert

    Hubert Dec 22, 2016

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    Now this one is tempting!
     
  4. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Dec 22, 2016

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    Some inaccuracies in this article from Hodinkee here

    https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/the-tag-heuer-carrera-heuer-01-full-black-matt-ceramic

    The watch does use a modular construction and it's not right that "Full Black Matte Ceramic version of the Carrera Heuer-01 uses ceramic exclusively throughout (except, of course, in the movement)". That's what the headline in the PR says, but read further and you get:

    "Technically, to guarantee perfect water resistance to 100 metres, steel is always present on all the functional parts of the watch (inner box section, screw-down case back, push-pieces etc.) to enable the gaskets (crystal gasket, case-back gaskets, push-piece gaskets and crown tube) to fulfil their function."

    In other words, this watch uses the same modular construction as last years ceramic model. Nothing has changed in terms of case construction- only a gloss ceramic replaced by a matte finish.
     
    Edited Dec 22, 2016
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  5. Hubert

    Hubert Dec 22, 2016

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    And that is why @Calibre11 is the #1 source for TAG Heuer news and information!
     
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  6. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Dec 22, 2016

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    Credit to the Hodinkee guys who have updated the article..although still think its the wrong call to say that the new model "is a departure from the original modular case construction concept used in the first Carrera Heuer-01"
     
    Edited Dec 22, 2016
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  7. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Dec 22, 2016

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    As always !
     
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  8. calibre11user

    calibre11user Dec 23, 2016

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    More coverage at ABlogToWatch:

    http://www.ablogtowatch.com/tag-heuer-carrera-heuer-01-full-black-matt-ceramic-watch/

    They get the details right:

    The case, bezel, lugs, and case band are all made from black ceramic with a micro-blasted finish, with all these being wrapped around a stainless steel core. The steel core is present because ceramic would not allow for such precision fitting of screws, gaskets, and threaded components as does steel.
     
  9. calibre11user

    calibre11user Dec 23, 2016

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    I didn't quite understand this statement:

    The CAR2A90 model was already all-black, right? Is this new CAR2A91 even more black somehow? I can't tell from the provided images.
     
  10. elbeik

    elbeik Dec 23, 2016

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    On a side note, the calibre11.com articles should really be part of the watchville app - as it lists the feeds of many watch media outlets.
     
  11. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Dec 23, 2016

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    It is hard to tell. For sure the new one is matte instead of polished ceramic...one of the photos made it look like this new one had darker hands etc (Phantom cs. Full Black?)

    We'd have to see them next to each other to be clear
     
  12. Hubert

    Hubert Dec 23, 2016

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    Maybe more resistant to fingerprints?
     
  13. calibre11user

    calibre11user Dec 23, 2016

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    I created a side-by-side comparison using images I found on the web. Undoubtedly both are CAD renders. However, it looks like they are equally black with equivalent elements of gray used in the dial on both watches. I guess the only difference (aside from the bracelet and strap) is the left watch, CAR2A91, is matte black, while the right watch, CAR2A90, is glossy black.


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  14. Hubert

    Hubert Feb 21, 2017

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