Tag Heuer created their Carrera line of watches to pay homage to epic Carrera Panamericana Mexico race of 1963. It is a nice choice for someone that appreciates a nice little throwback to the old race car days of the 1960’s and 1970’s. It is kind of a fun watch that is reminiscent of old race cars and even has those great chronographs that can be used to time races. It’s a cool watch and we are certain you will be very happy to have it on your wrist no matter what. There are many great models to choose from in this assemblage of awesome watches and each one is equally fantastic. We recently got our hands on a few of these guys and had fun testing them out. Overall we really liked the fake Tag Heuer Carrera’s and we think that you will too.
Our Tag Heuer Carrera replica Review
Each watch in the Tag Heuer Carrera replica collection exudes a sporty and classy attitude that will allow you to wear it whether you are going for a casual or dressy look. They are made of great quality stainless steel with the occasional addition of soft leather thrown in for a different replica watch strap. If you wear this watch you are sure to get many compliments for its cool, effortless style.
This is the perfect replica watch for timing races since most of the models have extensively tested Swiss made chronographs. Many models comes with three chronograph sub dials that allow you to time races with the use of hours, minutes or seconds displays. This is just kind of a cool feature in general though and is not limited to timing races because you can use it to time anything really.
Every watch in the Tag Heuer Carrera line is operated by 16 calibre Swiss made automatic movement engine that is fantastic and should last a long time. The use of automatic movement relieves you of having to ever replace a battery in your watch. The time kept on this watch is very accurate when set correctly and should give you +2 to +4 seconds on average. All automatic movement watches are powered by the wearer and have a reserve time for when they are left idle. The reserve power for these guys is pretty great, coming in at around 42 hours.
There is no doubt that these are expensive watches and that when you buy on it will be an investment piece. Each one will need to be serviced every 5 years and will need a full rebuild in roughly 20 years if it is cared for properly. This is not a bad thing though and you can think of this like a special heirloom that you will intend to pass along eventually.
One of the biggest issues we have with the Tag Heuer replica Carrera is that it is not completely water resistant. If you take a shower or go swimming with it on there will be a buildup of condensation on the underside of the crystal for several days. It does eventually go away, but it looks pretty awful while it’s there and it can also damage the dial. This is an issue that we find particularly annoying since this watch pretty expensive.
There is also a slight issue with the anti-reflective coating that covers the sapphire crystal. You likely won’t even notice it is there, but if you bump the face even just the slightest bit against an abrasive surface it will scratch this coating. If this happens to you, you will likely want to send it in to have the anti-reflective coating reapplied.
Now let’s take a look at some of our favorites from the Tag Heuer Carrera collection!
replica Tag Heuer Men’s CV2a.BA0796 Carrera
This is a great model from the Carrera series with its Calibre 16, Valijoux 7750 Swiss, and self-winding automatic movement. The dial is really nice with its 3 chronograph sub dials that feature 12 hour, 30 minute and 60 second displays.
The dial is careful securely protected behind an anti-reflective sapphire class face and you can see all of the gears going in your watch the sapphire crystal covered exhibition back. This model of the Tag Heuer Carrera comes with a handsome polished and brushed steel case and bracelet.
This watch is also water resistant up to 165 feet, but we suggest you be very cautious about getting it wet due to the condensation build up we mentioned earlier
replica Tag Heuer Men’s CV2010.BA0786 Carrera
This is yet another great choice from the Tag Heuer Carrera replica collection. It too has quality Swiss automatic movement and functions without a battery as it is powered by your movements.
The anti-reflective scratch resistant sapphire crystal protects a really attractive black dial, luminous hands, and date display window at the 3 o’clock position. There are also 3 really nice chronograph sub dials that are fully functional.
The dial sits nicely on a 41mm stainless steel case. A really tasteful stainless steel bracelet tops off the watch making. A cool thing to keep in mind if you like the look of this watch’s dial, but are not too thrilled with the stainless steel brace is that you can easily swap it out for one the Tag Heuer perforated leather straps.
Who It’s Best For
The Tag Heuer Carrera series is a great choice for watch lovers that appreciate a really nice looking watch that can be worn for both casual and formal occasions. Each model brings something different to the table but always remains of great quality and style. While it may not be a watch line that has many bells and whistles, it is surely one that will make the wearer happy.
Tag Heuer continually produces some of the most stylishly classy watches and the Carrera collection is no exception. Each one is very nice to look at and serves its purpose well. We think that you will be pretty satisfied with your decision to purchase one and will be able to wear it for a long time.