For The Sportsman, timing is critical; it can mean the difference between winning and losing. After all, in so many sports, you are not just competing against yourself or your opponent, you are competing against time itself. Which is why The Sportsman needs a wristwatch that is not only reliable and accurate, but that can also measure elapsed time and speed with precision.

There are so many sports where timing is crucial, but perhaps none more so than with motorsport. Here, a poorly timed manoeuvre can literally mean the difference between life and death. With this in mind, it is essential to have a watch that has all the functionality needed to assist in making split-second decisions.

The TAG Heuer Carrera Automatic Chronograph Calibre 16 is just such a wristwatch. Featuring a 12 hour chronograph for accurate timing, as well as a tachymeter etched into the bezel to enable quick calculations of speed. The watch features a 41mm stainless steel case and bracelet with a black face with stainless steel indices, small seconds at 9 o’clock, day window at 3 o’clock, and a central chronograph seconds hand in red for easy legibility. 

TAG Heuer’s motor racing heritage is indisputable, being one of the first manufacturers to make an automatic self-winding chronograph, and the Carrera, first introduced in 1963 to commemorate the Carrera Panamericana (an open road race in Mexico which ran for five consecutive years from 1950 to 1954 and was widely considered to be the most dangerous race in the world) is perhaps their most recognised line. 

This particular model has been completely refurbished and has been tested for water resistance up to 50m, as well as having undergone a regulation test for accuracy. 

At The Watch Geek, all our timepieces are verified as authentic and the TAG Heuer Automatic Chronograph Calibre 16 is no exception. It comes complete with box and paperwork and is certified as genuine by the manufacturer. There are no hidden fees when making a purchase through TWG; the price listed on the site is the final cost of ownership. All our watches are fully insured until they arrive with you and, for further peace of mind, we provide a 12 month guarantee.

Sadly, we can’t promise to make you a winner, but we can provide you with the watch you need to help you to be one.