Why are you the most special among all the red plates in the Year of the Tiger? Tasting TAG Heuer Carrera CARRERA Series Tiger Limited Edition Watch

At the end of last year, in order to welcome the Chinese New Year of the Tiger in 2022, TAG Heuer launched a limited edition Carrera CARRERA series of the Year of the Tiger watch. The red dial, but a blue tiger-patterned dial, is quite interesting, so today I will introduce this special Tiger model in detail.

For such a watch for the Year of the Tiger, why use a blue dial? Actually, I didn’t care about it at first. I just thought that everyone was making a red dial for the Year of the Tiger. He and Athens used a blue dial, which is a bit different. Personality and novelty. The attention is the same as everyone else, on the pattern of the downhill tiger on the back of the watch, until a watch friend said that this year is the year of the water tiger, and made a brief introduction. From our traditional heaven and earth, This year is the year of Renyin, and the five elements of the Ren character belong to water, so the blue plate tiger pattern is actually quite good, but TAG Heuer did not specify the reason for choosing the blue plate.

The base design of the watch is the new Carrera series day-date style, so the stainless steel case also uses 41 mm. Compared with the three-pin 39 mm style of Carrera, 41 mm is also used as the gold size of modern men’s watches. Better compatibility for different wrist sizes. The shell is also modified by two processes of fine grinding and edge polishing.

The other side of the watch is equipped with a polished rose gold 18K 5N crown, which is not gold-plated, and the TAG Heuer coat of arms is engraved on the top.

The dial of the watch is combined with a dark blue plate and a lighter blue stripe, showing a tiger pattern effect. Although the tiger pattern is fancy, the overall visual effect still makes TAG Heuer very neat and will not appear chaotic. There is a day-date display window at the 3 o’clock position of the watch.

Pay attention to the disk surface under the close-up lens. The light blue tiger pattern is made of blue PVD-coated metal. He also has a layer of horizontal brushing, while the bottom of the disk is decorated with paint texture, so it is only used. There is a little lychee peel effect. The hour markers, three hands, day window, including the TAG Heuer logo at 12 o’clock, are all plated in 18K rose gold. It can be seen that TAG Heuer’s treatment of the details of the disk surface, whether it is the tiger pattern effect or the cutting surface of the time scale pointer window, is quite good.

Flip the watch and see the blue and black tiger pattern embellishment on the transparent bottom cover, but there is controversy about the downhill tiger pattern used by TAG Heuer. As an important part of traditional culture, tiger downhill has multiple meanings, including warding off evil spirits. Returning from school, it also means hungry tiger going down the mountain. I can see the direction of the tiger’s head, but the blue tiger used by TAG Heuer is indeed in line with the Year of the Water Tiger, so I think it depends on everyone’s personal care and preference. The watch is powered by a Calibre 5 automatic movement that provides a 38-hour power reserve when fully wound. In fact, the TAG Heuer movement is good everywhere, but it is a 38-hour dynamic storage. From today’s point of view, it is generally at the level of a weekend watch, which is indeed a little less.

Comes with a blue calfskin strap with two gold stitching and a stainless steel folding clasp.

Summary: This year’s Year of the Tiger watches are all very good. TAG Heuer’s blue and rose gold are very expressive in color tone, and they are also among the red tiger watches, which stand out. Of course, we still don’t know whether TAG Heuer took into account the saying of the Year of the Water Tiger, and used the blue plate tiger pattern to match him, but then again, there is a controversy about the tiger pattern on the back of the watch. I can only say that our Chinese culture is too broad and profound. If you don’t pay attention to this aspect, we have also seen that TAG Heuer has indeed put a lot of thought into the design of the watch. Combined with the public price of 27,700, although it is Limited to 300 pieces, it is still a watch that deserves more attention.