CARRERA HEUER-01 MANCHESTER UNITED
It’s been three seasons that TAG HEUER is the official timekeeper of the famous Premier league team Manchester United and to celebrate it, two special editions were produced. Launched during the 2018 « Red Devils » Summer U.S Tour, the Mechanical Chronograph Heuer-01 is going to be the one reviewed. But first, i want to mention the existence of a quartz version with the same features and yes, less expensive.
The exercise is well executed! The straps, start/stop pusher at 2 o’clock, inner bezel and many other details show clearly that Red is the colour of the partnership. Of course, it’s linked to the English team official or home colours and i have to say that i really like the idea/efforts to integrate elements like red super-luminova on the Hour & Minutes hands. They will pop out in the darkness along with the arabic minutes numbers (in green).
The Date remains at 3.30 o’clock and is easily adjustable with the crown. The Red’s Devils logo is present behind the small red seconds hand (at 9 o’clock) and on the back in a bigger size. I like how the black rotor and red logo sort of merge together! Quite nice, visually. Back to the front, the skeletonized dial follows the same idea of « Mechanical show off » giving you the possibility to appreciate components like Date part and all its numbers.
I like the concept of a sports watch between two partners. I wish they would all be mechanical… but i can totally get the fact that a more affordable price point is also important. TAG HEUER provides a great value for money and fans of both partners are all over the world!