Tag Heuer Carrera Automatic Chronograph Anthracite Dial Men’s Watch, CAR2013.BA0799: Review

TAG Heuer has been in business since the mid-1800s and has consistently been hailed as one of the premier manufacturers of luxury timepieces in the world. Swiss-made Automatic movements like the one in this Carrera are the best in the world. Finding a timepiece of such quality and precision can be very expensive, but this TAG Heuer Carrera Automatic has all of the luxury for less than $4,000.

If you are making your first steps into the luxury timepiece world or are a die hard collector, having this model in your collection would be a crowning achievement. The sheer quality and design of this men’s luxury watch will impress and stun. 


Brand: Tag Heuer
Type: Carrera Automatic Chronograph Anthracite Dial Men’s Watch
Model: CAR2013.BA0799
Link: https://shop-uk.tagheuer.com/en/carrera-calibre-1887-automatic-chronograph-43mm-car2013-ba0799.html


It is no exaggeration when I say that the TAG Heuer Carrera Automatic Chronograph Anthracite Dial Men’s Watch is one of the most stunning, luxurious, and attractive men’s timepiece that we have ever reviewed. At first glance, the design may look simple, but when viewed in the light, this TAG Heuer comes to life and shows off the high quality materials, incredible design colors, and polished excellence that this luxury brand has completely nailed.


This 43mm timepiece from TAG Heuer’s Carrera collection is the perfect size to show off the stunning design by this Swiss watchmaker. Using a quality stainless steel case and bracelet, this TAG Heuer keeps the costs down but you would never know it. The highly polished bezel and bracelet sets off the shining dial and makes the entire look scream of luxury more akin to a $20,000 watch.


Technical Specifications and Features:

  • Case Shape: 43mm
  • Movement: Swiss-Made Automatic
  • Jewels: 39 
  • Engine: Tag Heuer Calibre 1887
  • Dial Color: Anthracite
  • Dial Type: Analog
  • Crystal: Scratch Resistant Sapphire
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Bezel: Fixed
  • Bezel Material: Polished Stainless Steel
  • Case Thickness: 16.3mm
  • Case Back: Skeleton
  • Dial Hands: Rose Gold-Tone
  • Dial Markers: Arabic Numerals
  • Second Markers: Minute Markers around the outer rim
  • Subdials: 3 — 60 Second, 30 Minute, and 12 Hour
  • Power Reserve: 50 Hours
  • Crown: Screw Down
  • Luminescent: Hands and Markers
  • Water Resistance: 100 meters (330 feet)
  • Calendar: Date display at the 6 o’clock position
  • Band Type: Bracelet
  • Band Material: Stainless Steel
  • Band Width: 20mm
  • Clasp: Deployment with Push Button
  • Functions: Chronograph, Date, Hour, Minute, Second
  • Features: Gold, Stainless Steel


Power Source

The power source used in this Carrera is a Swiss-made Automatic movement. Using their in-house Tag Heuer Calibre 1887 engine, this incredibly high quality movement will give you the precision and longevity that you desire.


This movement has a 50 hour power reserve, which is excellent for quality and price.

The Good

One of many positive aspects of this timepiece is the movement. As a Swiss-made timepiece, it is a given that a manufacturer such as TAG Heuer would use a Swiss-made Automatic movement. This movement has a power reserve of 50 hours and uses Tag Heuer’s famous Calibre 1887 engine.


The genuine Sapphire crystal and the highly polished stainless steel of the case, bezel, and bracelet combine to make this one of the most reflective timepieces we’ve come across. Oozing class, this shine would never lead you to believe that it was made of stainless steel.

The case back is skeletonized, allowing the wearer to see the movement within. With a genuine Sapphire crystal, a screw down crown was the obvious choice to protect this watch. As a result of this tight seal, the water resistance of this Carrera is a fantastic 100 meters (or 330 feet). You can swim, snorkel, and even dive in this timepiece. You never have to leave this beauty behind.

The Bad

There really are no negative aspects of this Carrera timepiece. If I had to choose something, however, that I would prefer to be upgraded, it would be the case and bracelet materials. However, the stainless steel does keep the price down and upgrading it would significantly increase the price of this timepiece.


To make up for this, TAG Heuer has expertly polished and brushed this stainless steel in a way that makes it not only shine but practically glow with luxury. So, I have no real complaints with this material at all.


The highlight of this timepiece is without a doubt the design. The way the genuine scratch-resistant Sapphire crystal shows off the stunning dial in the light is absolutely incredible. The Rose Gold-Tone dial hands and subdial hands match the applied Rose Gold-Tone Arabic hour numerals. The best part is the dial color itself.


Anthracite is a hard variety of coal that contains a relatively pure carbon content. It burns with little smoke or flame and ends up as a fantastic and unusual choice for a timepiece dial.

Made of this Anthracite, this Carrera timepiece is unique and incredibly designed. Unlike any other timepiece you will find, this compact coal dial uses its submetallic luster to show off its high carbon content and quality luxury design.


Against the Rose Gold-Tone of the Arabic numerals and dial hands, this three subdial-timepiece has a look that no one can match. The uniqueness of the Anthracite, Sapphire, and Rose Gold combines to create one of the best timepieces we have had the pleasure to review.


You can purchase this extraordinary TAG Heuer Carrera for as little as $2,950. There are Fall and Halloween sales occurring right now, so if you are looking for a great deal for this luxury timepiece, now is the time to act. You can get up to 39% off of retail price.

AuthenticWatches.com: Sale Price: $3,175.00 (Retail Price is $4,800)

Jomashop.com: Halloween Sale Price: $2,950.00 (Retail: $4,800)


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