20 Dec 2011

Tag Heuer Carrera CV2050.BD0789


Written by: Garrett Miller

According to the storied history of Tag Heuer, the Carrera line of men’s dress watches was created “as a tribute to the epic Carrera Panamericana Mexico race.” With an emphasis on functionality, masculine aesthetics and design, these watches are made for the race lover. Like a souped up race car, the Carrera CV2050.BD0789 is powered by the Calibre 16 engine. As its numerous chronograph dials demonstrate, this is a watch designed with both power and precision in mind. Whether you want to keep pace with your lap times or give yourself a sophisticated and imposing look during your next night out, the Carrera CV2050.BD0789 is ideally suited for any racing aficionado.

Tag Heuer Carrera CV2050.BD0789

About This Watch:

  • Swiss crafted
  • 18k yellow gold and stainless steel case
  • Silver and gold guilloche pattern dial


  • Tag Heuer Calibre 16 Automatic engine
  • Hours, minutes, small seconds at 9 o’clock position
  • Chronograph
  • Automatic date at 3 o’clock position
  • Tachymeter
  • Center second sweep hand
  • 30 minute totalizer at 12 o’clock position
  • 12 hour totalizer at 6 o’clock position
  • Gold toned hands and markers; luminescent hands
  • Sapphire crystal with scratch resistant coating
  • 18k yellow gold bezel
  • Water resistant to 50 m (165 ft) – light splashing only; unsuitable for rain, showering, swimming or diving
  • Fluted crown
  • 41 mm case diameter;16 mm case thickness
  • 18k yellow gold and stainless steel case
  • Large folding clasp with safety push buttons
  • Stainless steel bracelet with 18k yellow gold center links
  • 8” bracelet (maximum size)

Availability: This watch retails from Tag Heuer at $4400. It is also available from the following retail websites:

Jomashop.com, listed at $3730.99

Amazon.com, listed at $3680

Jacobtime.com, listed at $3640

Steindiamonds.com, listed at $3075

Drawbacks: If you are like me, there is such a thing as too many features and a watch face that is just too busy to be aesthetically pleasing. If you are like me, the Carrera CV2050.BD0789 may not be the watch for you. While they may be practical and even helpful to racers or other hardcore time keepers, the extra chronographs simply seem to clutter the dial. I prefer a simpler, plainer watch face. If, however, you think more is aways more, or you like the look of a busy watch face, this timepiece comes highly recommended.

 The Bottom Line

The Carrera CV2050.BD0789 may be for serious racing fans only, but if the watch fits…



3 Responses to Tag Heuer Carrera CV2050.BD0789
  1. Tag makes some amazing watches, this is no exception.


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