Watch Of The Week

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My watch of the week is the Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 watch from Keanes Jewellers. If there is one watch, everybody, associates with auto racing, it is the Tag Heuer Carrera. Named after the Carrera Panamericana – a gruelling and dangerous 3,000 km race along the Mexican portion of the Pan-American Highway – the Carrera has been a cornerstone of the brand since 1963. The Carrera was specifically designed to bring the speed and emotion of the racetrack to motorsports enthusiasts and watch lovers alike. To measure the lap speed of your favourite team on the race track, the TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 Chronograph watch is fitted with a tachymeter scale. It comes in 41mm steel case with water-resistance of 100 metres and features a blue ceramic bezel with a tachymeter scale with white markings. The case, the pushers and the crown are polished and contrast with the brushed finish on the bracelet. A welcome nod to the past is the use of the interior bevel to display the 60-second scale, a feature that Jack Heuer invented in the 1960s to keep the dial of his Carrera as clean as possible. The white flange features black and red markers for heightened legibility. You'll find this iconic Tag watch at Keanes for €4050.

Patrick McLoughney