TAG Heuer Actually Did Something Great With This! TAG Heuer 39mm Carrera Glassbox Review


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TAG Heuer Actually Did Something Great With This! TAG Heuer 39mm Carrera Glassbox Review​

Teddy Baldassarre
May 30, 2023

In this video, I provide my detailed thoughts on the new TAG Heuer Carrera 39mm “Glassbox”, a surprising new model family released at Watches and Wonders earlier this year. What do you guys think of the Glassbox?

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Celebrate 60 years of the world’s most singular sports watch made for motoring with the newly updated Carrera Chronograph by TAG Heuer.​


Bold, pleasantly minimal, and timeless, the Carrera series was destined to be a classic since its inception in 1963. Featuring its signature rugged good looks, chronograph capabilities, and a newly updated movement, the Carrera of today continues to be a modern icon in the landscape of sports watches with its racing-centric appeal. Starting with the striking deep blue dial, legibility and functionality are the driving concepts of this collection. A mainstay of the Carrera series, the reverse tricompax layout of the dial makes for easy reading, and the small date window sitting at the six o’clock position maintains the visual harmony of the design. Lume-filled silver hands and applied indices match perfectly with the polished stainless steel case, adding to the Carrera’s overall sleek look. At 39mm and sporting updated lugs that are more ergonomic than ever before, this Carrera has a decidedly unisex appeal and looks great on wrists of many different sizes. Within the fine-brushed stainless steel case you’ll find the refreshed caliber in the form of the in-house manufactured TH20-00 automatic chronograph movement, which promises more precision, speedy and reliable winding, and mechanical ingenuity than its predecessors with its improved bidirectional mass. Through the transparent crystal caseback, you can see all the technological beauty of the TH20-00 in action, which boasts a power reserve of 80 hours and is waterproof up to 100 meters. All details considered, the newly updated Carrera carries the robust utility of the series into the world of today with its timeless design and thrilling racing-centric capabilities. This watch ships with a sporty yet luxurious perforated blue calfskin leather strap that’s as enduringly strong as it is striking to look at.


Named after the Carrera Panamerica – an infamous, coast-to-coast race that ran in Mexico from 1950 to 1954 – the original Carrera chronograph was an immediate success after being shown at the Basel fair in 1963. At the time, Heuer already had established itself in the world of motorsport due to its background in stopwatch production. The Carrera's success was a natural extension and the chronograph soon asserted itself as the cornerstone of a new Heuer identity – a position that eventually prompted Jack Heuer to begin research on the possibility of an automatic chronograph movement. Celebrating 60 years of its iconic motorsport-inspired chronograph, TAG Heuer reintroduces the collection to the world with a new line of Carreras sporting updated functionality, bold colorways, and the minimalistic elegance and sporty appeal for which the line is known and loved. Striking the balance between a modern utilitarian design and a sense of danger that harkens to the rugged terrain of the race course of its namesake, the Carrera chronograph continues to set the standard of timepieces made for motoring today.


  • Reference: CBS2212.FC6535
  • Dimensions: 39mm
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Chronograph: 1/4 second, 30 minutes counter, 12 hours counter, Date
  • Water Resistance: 100 meters
  • Case: Steel fine-brushed/polished
  • Dial: Circular brushed blue
  • Crystal: Sapphire crystal
  • Caseback: Sapphire crystal
  • Caliber: Calibre TH20-00 automatic chronograph movement
  • Strap/bracelet: Blue leather
  • Power reserve: 80 hours

Tag Heuer Chronographs - Monaco or Carrera?​

Brent Miller Time

Jun 4, 2023

CBN2A1B.BA0643 - $6,400
44.1mm case
15.1mm thick
49.3mm lug to lug
22mm lug width
100m water resistance
Cal. Heuer 02 w/ 80 hours power reserve

CBL2111.FC6453 - $7,100
39mm x 39mm case
15mm thick
47.4mm lug to lug
22mm lug width
100m water resistance
Cal. Heuer 02 w/ 80 hours power reserve

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:wink:Thanks for adding this post, Mike. :hat:
TAGs for MOTORING...nice fetish to attach the wrist clock addiction to...strong trademark for a flip on the bay @bignoize @usclassic

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MOTORING wrist clocks just right as summer travel emerges from PLAGUE just in tyme for low life dirty saudis to cut 1 million barrels per day of texas tea

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