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General Features

Legibility and durability are the watchwords here. Waterproof, shockproof, and anti-magnetic, the Carrera is made to last. As for legibility, the clean dial and well-spaced markers make it easy for drivers to read the chronograph accurately at a glance.

The chronograph versions of today’s Carrera reissue have what’s sometimes known as a “tricompax” layout, with subdials set at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock. Many find this the most attractive style of chronograph design, because it inherently looks more balanced.

Heuer initially made stopwatches for racing drivers. The original Carrera watch, launched a good decade before sport chronograph watches became mainstream, was intended as a tool for the racing community – hence the archetypal motorsports aesthetic.