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The Spec Sheet: The Carrera Calibre 5 Date Could Not Be A Chronograph, However It's Nonetheless Pure TAG Heuer



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In 2021, TAG Heuer launched a brand new Carrera “Three-Fingers” assortment of time-only watches based mostly on the basic chronograph mannequin. You would possibly keep in mind – it was additionally across the time TAG introduced on Ryan Gosling as an envoy. Positive, we expect Gos appears fairly dapper in a 34mm classic Rolex or Omega too, however he is additionally been making this very TAG Heuer Calibre 5 look fairly good on display, carrying it whereas he starred in The Grey Man on Netflix. 

TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 5 in Black and Blue

The smallest of the brand new Carrera three-handers TAG Heuer launched in 2021 was this Calibre 5 Date. At 39mm by 11.5mm thick (and a manageable 47mm lug-to-lug), it is a good-looking watch designed for a variety of wrists sizes and will not take Ryan Gosling-level beauty to tug off. Right here, we present the blue and black dial choices – the blue contains a acquainted sunray end, whereas the black has a snail end that appears type of like an previous vinyl file.

The slim bezel, outer retaining ring, and angular lugs will all be acquainted to followers of the Carrera, even when it is nonetheless bit jarring to see the mark utilized in a watch that is not a chronograph. Heck, even the arms appear like a classic Carrera, with a stripe down the center to enhance legibility. And actually, that is been the essence of the Carrera line since 1963: simplicity, and placing type over perform. Take a look at the remainder of the main points on one other episode of The Spec Sheet.

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