The whole promise of the sports luxury class of watches is that these watches would look adventurous, sporty and exciting outdoors while conveying class, elegance, and luxury indoors. As you can probably tell from these contrasting values, only a few select brands of watches can step up to the very high-quality bar set by these requirements. It should also not be surprising that TAG Heuer easily clears this hurdle, for the most part. After all, Tag Heuer is one of the well-recognized sports luxury watch brands on the planet. Ever since 1860, this authentic Swiss watch brand has produced watches that deliver Swiss precision, luxury, class, and durability at relatively affordable prices. The TAG Heuer Men’s CV2A10.BA0796 Carrera Automatic Chronograph Watch doesn’t disappoint in the sports luxury department.
Men’s CV2A10.BA0796 First Look & Overview
When it comes to style, movement type/technology, and value-added features, the TAG Heuer Men’s CV2A10.BA0796 Carrera Automatic Chronograph Watch holds its own. Of course, it has its fair share of limitations but, on the whole, it does a decent job of delivering on all these crucial criteria. It isn’t everyone’s top choice, but if you are looking for a practical watch that has the look and overall performance of a sporty luxury watch, you should give the TAG Heuer Men’s CV2A10.BA0796 Carrera Automatic Chronograph Watch a peek. You might be surprised at its overall value proposition.
- Sporty luxury with 16.5mm height and 43.5 wide sports brushed steel case
- Brushed steel Bracelet and Sapphire Crystal Exhibition Back
If you are looking for a sports luxury watch that clearly communicates its ruggedness and outdoor ‘street cred,’ you don’t need to look any further than the TAG Heuer Men’s CV2A10.BA0796 Carrera Automatic Chronograph Watch. This timepiece packs a thick and relatively large case. It isn’t very hard to notice. In fact, watch connoisseurs who are looking for a more subtle sports luxury watch would find this model a bit too ‘in your face.’ Still, if you are looking to get compliments from people who appreciate rugged and sporty watches, you can’t go wrong with this model.
Movement Type: Automatic. Valjoux 7750 Swiss, Calibre 16, Self Winding
You really can’t claim to wear a luxury watch if your watch is powered by a battery (no matter how sophisticated), right? Well, the TAG Heuer Men’s CV2A10.BA0796 Carrera Automatic Chronograph Watch is a luxury watch in the classic Swiss definition thanks to its none-too-shabby Swiss precision self-winding automatic movement. With that said, its automatic mechanism isn’t exactly the best of breed when it comes to automatic Swiss systems. Still, this TAG product meets the quality and performance standards of a typical luxury Swiss chronometer product when it comes to the movement department.
CV2A10.BA0796 Special Features:
- Limited water resistance up to 300 feet
- Scratch resistance
One of the biggest misgivings about the TAG Heuer Men’s CV2A10.BA0796 Carrera Automatic Chronograph Watch is that while it looks like you can use it to dive deep into the ocean, the actual water resistance its case comes with is rather limited. If you are sure you won’t go swimming to deep depths or you won’t go near the water at all, this watch will more than meet your luxury sportswatch needs. Its scratch resistance is decent. However, if you want a truly rugged watch, you would be better off looking for another model.
Make no mistake about it, if you want to look like an adventure seeker with fine taste, the TAG Heuer Men’s CV2A10.BA0796 Carrera Automatic Chronograph Watch delivers good value. Just don’t go too crazy with the diving and this watch will look awesome on your wrist regardless of which beach, ski slope, or hiking trail you’re on. It isn’t perfect for everyone but its price accessibility, and well-respected Swiss precision pedigree more than makes up for its shortcomings.