TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 5 “Muhammad Ali” Ltd. Edn. WAR2A11 Box & Card
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Black dial feat Alis’ signature, with luminous minute interval markings and hands, inner rotating red/black bezel and date at 6 h pos.
Polished stainless-steel with two crowns: one for time / date and the other for the inner rotating bezel. Specially engraved case-back. Sapphire crystal glass.
Black calf-skin, Red lining with punched holes and steel folding clasp by TAG Heuer.
Calibre 5 (Sellita) automatic movement.
Hours, minutes, seconds and date. Inner rotating bezel.
“FULL SET Box and Papers.
Excellent overall with very faint signs of use.
In October 2016 TAG Heuer launched a special edition Carrera in New York as a tribute to legendary boxer Muhammad Ali. The Ali edition draws its inspiration from the 1957 Heuer Ring Master, a stopwatch that featured seven interchangeable rings to allow different sports to be timed. This original 2016 Ali Carrera in stainless steel is limited to 750 pieces.
So what’s with the patterned colours on the dial? Heavyweight boxing bouts used to be 15 rounds of 3 minutes, with a one-minute break at the end of every round. This gives us 15 x 4 = 60 minutes on the dial. While bouts are now 12 rounds, TAG Heuer has kept the dial with the traditional layout.
The Calibre 5 Drive Timer (which this watch is based on) works by using the crown at 10 o’clock. You move the internal bezel until the red triangle is lined up with the minute hand. This tells you the time that you depart and so to work out how long your journey took, just read the time indicated by the internal bezel that lines up to the minute hand.
But on the new Ali Edition we have two sets of markings- one set in cream and a second in red..why?
The reason is because some amateur boxing and women’s boxing has two minute rounds instead of three- so this watch can do both. The markings in cream/ yellow have 2 minute segments with a one-minute break in black, while the red markings denote three minute rounds with a one-minute break also in black.