From Formula 1 to Formula E, this Carrera chronograph – equipped with a ceramic bezel and tachymeter scale – can handle it all. Why We Love It The Backstory Named after the Carrera Panamerica – an infamous, coast-to-coast race that ran in Mexico from 1950 to 1954 – the original chronograph was an immediate success after being shown at the Basel fair in 1963. At the time, Heuer already had an established identity in the world of sport due to its renowned background in stopwatch production. The Carrera’s success was a natural extension and the Carrera soon asserted itself as a flagship of the new Heuer identity – a position that prompted Jack Heuer to begin research on the possibility of an automatic chronograph movement. Many of the design ideals that Jack Heuer originally intended for the Carrera carry over to its latest versions. Where the shift toward modernity happens is with the movement, automatic calibre 16 that offers up a 42-hour power reserve and a quick-set date.