Every product is carefully selected by our editors. If you buy from a link, we may earn a commission. Learn more.
The 11 Best TAG Heuer Watches To Buy In 2023
— Updated on 14 November 2023

The 11 Best TAG Heuer Watches To Buy In 2023

— Updated on 14 November 2023
Randy Lai
WORDS BY
Randy Lai

A recurring favourite of ours here at Boss Hunting HQ, we’re proud to present our latest horological Buyer’s Guide — dedicated to the watches of motorsport and pop culture darling TAG Heuer.

Needless to say: this is one that has been a long time coming.  

As a luxury watchmaker with well over a century of expertise (counting the decades before Heuer’s merger in 1985 with TAG Group) it comes as no surprise that the TAG Heuer of the 21st century has so many enviable collections to choose from. Fortunately, we’re here to help you narrow the field.

From remixed chronographs inspired by the Golden Age of motorsport to action-ready divers which reveal the brand’s cutting-edge side, here are all our favourite watches from TAG Heuer you can buy right now.

RELATED: The 15 Best Square Watches Available In 2023

Note that the below list is not ranked.



BH Approved: The Best TAG Heuer Watch Overall That You Can Buy In Australia In 2023

TAG Heuer watches

TAG Heuer Carrera ‘Glassbox’

Excellent

95/100

SCORE

PROS

  • 39mm form factor
  • Elegant vintage styling
  • User-friendly

CONS

  • Date window execution
  • No integrated bracelet option
$9,350 at tagheuer.com

Whether in its black or blue-dialed evocation (pictured above), the Carrera ‘Glassbox’ remains one of our favourite novelties of 2023 — even months after having reviewed it earlier this June.

Embodying a bold new progression for TAG Heuer’s most classic line of chronographs, the ‘Glassbox’ is the net result of various, seemingly intelligent choices all coalescing together in the optimal package.

Sure, the date window is a little superfluous; and the inability to augment the watch with a beads-of-rice bracelet feels like a missed opportunity. But once you put the ‘Glassbox’ on, the fact remains that this is easily one of the most thought-through designs — whether we’re assessing legibility, ergonomics, or user-friendliness — that TAG has come up with in the last half-decade.

The subsequent release of multiple novelties in 2023, inspired by the oversized dome crystal and dynamic dial execution, is proof enough that the brand is sticking by this one for the long haul. We suggest you do so as well.


The Best TAG Heuer Watches To Add To Your Collection In 2023

Formula 1

TAG Heuer watches

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Case Diameter: 43mm
  • Case Thickness: 11.65mm
  • Case Material: Stainless steel
  • Bezel Material: N/A
  • Bracelet/Strap Material: Rubber
  • Dial Colour: Blue
  • Water Resistance: 200m
  • Movement: Quartz
  • Power Reserve: N/A

Originally conceived as TAG Heuer’s entry point into the world of high-precision chronographs, the Formula 1 lives up to its high-octane moniker with robust wearability and a vivid aesthetic.

This particular iteration, accented by a perforated racing strap in orange rubber, is exclusive to the TAG Heuer website. A fantastic way to acquaint oneself with the fundamentals of good chronograph design, this Formula 1 stands out due to the addition of a 1/10 second totaliser.

In most classic chronograph wristwatches, it will be possible to time 30-minute and 12-hour intervals; but in the world of F1, every second (even fractions thereof) counts.


Aquaracer Professional 200 Solargraph

TAG Heuer watches

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Case Diameter: 40mm
  • Case Thickness: 11.5mm
  • Case Material: Steel DLC
  • Bezel Material: Steel & carbon
  • Bracelet/Strap Material: Rubber
  • Dial Colour: Black
  • Water Resistance: 200m
  • Movement: TH50-00
  • Power Reserve: N/A

A watch that we’ve previously covered (albeit in its Grade II titanium guise), the “Solargraph” epitomizes TAG Heuer’s commitment to allying contemporary tech to classic mechanical watchmaking.

Nominally working within the design language of the Aquaracer Professional 200, the Solargraph is probably one of the best timepieces to have on your wrist while tackling the Australian summer.

A loyal companion on hiking trails and the high seas, it’s powered by the brand’s proprietary TH50-00: utilising natural sunlight to power a sophisticated solar module.

The watch possesses a particularly gravelly handsomeness in DLC-coated steel; with the black case and rubber strap serving to highlight the bezel — itself a beguiling mixture of steel, inlaid with pieces of luminescent carbon.


Monaco ‘Gulf’ Limited Edition

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Case Diameter: 39mm
  • Case Thickness: 15mm
  • Case Material: Stainless steel
  • Bezel Material: N/A
  • Bracelet/Strap Material: Leather
  • Dial Colour: Blue
  • Water Resistance: 100m
  • Movement: Calibre Heuer 02
  • Power Reserve: 80 hours

It’s probably only a slight exaggeration to call the current-generation TAG Heuer Monaco a piece of living history. When the original launched in 1969, it was the first square-shaped and water-resistant chronograph, outfitted with a self-winding movement. That’s a lot of firsts.

Fast forward five decades, and the Monaco ‘Gulf’ is an excellent encapsulation of the eponymous collection’s legacy. Marrying together a modern in-house chronograph movement with the blue/orange livery of the Gulf-branded Porsche 917K (as seen in Le Mans), it’s a stellar option for those looking to add one singularly iconic Monaco reference to their collection.

In line with the historical credentials of the original ‘Gulf’, this particular Monaco features two chronograph totalisers: capable of measuring 30-minute and 12-hour durations. Unlike its predecessor, this also has a vastly superior power reserve. At 80 hours, it’s ideal for leaving in the watch roll on weekends; though with looks this good, you’ll be hard-pressed to take it off.


Carrera Chronosprint x Porsche

TAG Heuer watches

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Case Diameter: 42mm
  • Case Thickness: 14.9mm
  • Case Material: Stainless steel
  • Bezel Material: N/A
  • Bracelet/Strap Material: Leather
  • Dial Colour: Grey
  • Water Resistance: 100m
  • Movement: Calibre TH20-08
  • Power Reserve: 80 hours

Doubtless one of the most visually interesting watches we’ve seen in 2023, TAG’s Chronosprint (designed in conjunction with Porsche) is an unexpected, whimsical nod to the iconic motor that would come to be known as the 911.

In reference to the Porsche 901’s ability to reach a top speed of 100kph within 9.1 seconds, it takes exactly the same amount of time for the Chronosprint’s chronograph hand to travel across one-third of the dial when activated.

That irregular sense of rapidity is offset by Carole Kasapi’s ingenious engineering: through the remaining two-thirds of the tachymeter, the movement operates at a reduced speed — meaning that, as per normal, it takes 60 seconds for the chronograph hand to fully travel around the dial.

Plus: on balance, the Chronosprint features one of the more nicely integrated date windows that we’ve seen in a chronograph for quite some time.


Carrera ‘Glassbox’ Skipper

TAG Heuer watches

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Case Diameter: 39mm
  • Case Thickness: 13.5mm
  • Case Material: Stainless steel
  • Bezel Material: N/A
  • Bracelet/Strap Material: Fabric
  • Dial Colour: Blue
  • Water Resistance: 100m
  • Movement: Calibre TH20-08
  • Power Reserve: 80 hours

The new Carrera Skipper is one of those inclusions in our shortlist that ably bridges the gap between TAG and vintage Heuer watches of the 20th century.

Jointly inspired by the historic Ref. 7754 and the burgeoning new ‘Glassbox’ design language, this watch’s defining characteristic is its splashily coloured dial. In place of the 30-minute totaliser (something that’s much more useful in land racing), the Skipper is emblazoned with a 15-minute chronograph register — split into three, differently coloured regatta intervals.

Elsewhere, the specs are aligned with those of the classic ‘Glassbox’ Carrera (think 39mm case and 80-hour power reserve). The clincher? Unlike the 7754’s multiple modern reissues over the years, this modern Skipper will not be a limited edition. Happy days.


Carrera ‘Glassbox’ In 18K 3N Yellow Gold

TAG Heuer watches

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Case Diameter: 39mm
  • Case Thickness: 13.5mm
  • Case Material: 18K 3N solid yellow gold
  • Bezel Material: N/A
  • Bracelet/Strap Material: Leather
  • Dial Colour: Gold (vertically brushed)
  • Water Resistance: 100m
  • Movement: Calibre TH20-00
  • Power Reserve: 80 hours

This solid gold incarnation of the burgeoning Carrera ‘Glassbox’ design is the priciest recommendation in this Buyer’s Guide by some margin — and for good reason.

Loosely inspired by the vintage Carrera Ref. 1158 CHN (best known, among brand historians, as the watch Jack Heuer gifted to Scuderia Ferrari drivers) it is made with a frankly ludicrous amount of 18K 3N gold.

Every interactable surface, even down to the pushers, is fashioned from precious metal; with TAG’s watchmakers wisely choosing to decorate the 30-minute and 12-hour counters with a black radial motif.

Just in case you require any more reassurance the Glassbox formula is one we’ll be seeing a whole lot more of in future, this variation functions as a useful omen of things to come.


Aquaracer Professional 200 In 18K 5N Rose Gold

TAG Heuer watches

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Case Diameter: 40mm
  • Case Thickness: 11mm
  • Case Material: 18K 5N solid rose gold
  • Bezel Material: 18K 5N solid rose gold
  • Bracelet/Strap Material: Rubber w/titanium clasp
  • Dial Colour: Grey
  • Water Resistance: 200m
  • Movement: Calibre TH31-00
  • Power Reserve: 80 hours

At Boss Hunting, we never miss an opportunity to embrace the horological paradox of the “precious metal sports diver”. So far as that category is concerned, TAG’s latest Aquaracer in rose gold is a worthy addition.

For this particular riff on rose, the brand utilises a specialist 5N alloy: in which roughly 20% of the total composition is made up of copper, yielding a tough warmly accented metal.

An Aquaracer that wears momentously thanks to an accumulation of small and fine details, the central part of the dial is even treated with a slight fumé effect — a gentle nod in the direction of this watch’s gold-plated indexes, hands, and overarching case.

All that said, the very luxe outlook does nothing to undermine this watch’s credibility as a companion for sun and surf. As the “Professional” suffix denotes, you can dive to a depth of 200m problem-free; while the black rubber strap (secured with a twin-lock clasp in titanium) ensures peerless comfort in and out of the water.


Autavia COSC GMT

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Case Diameter: 42mm
  • Case Thickness: 13.5mm
  • Case Material: Stainless steel
  • Bezel Material: Ceramic
  • Bracelet/Strap Material: Stainless steel
  • Dial Colour: Blue
  • Water Resistance: 100m
  • Movement: Calibre 7 COSC GMT
  • Power Reserve: 50 hours

The only inclusion on our shortlist outfitted with a GMT (and a “caller” style version, at that) TAG Heuer’s contemporary Autavia is an altogether different beast than its 1960s predecessor.

Now offered on an interchangeable three-link bracelet, and powered by the in-house-modified Calibre 7, this is a watch built specifically with modern operators in mind. (Its chronometer certification and a bezel in blue-black ceramic further serve to highlight this brief.)

Fortunately, what hasn’t changed in some 60-odd years is the Autavia’s legendary functionality. The 42mm format ensures excellent overall legibility; while the Arabic numerals are coated in Super-Luminova — perfect for setting local time if you’re touching down after dark.


Carrera Date

TAG Heuer watches

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Case Diameter: 36mm
  • Case Thickness: 11.5mm
  • Case Material: Stainless steel
  • Bezel Material: N/A
  • Bracelet/Strap Material: Stainless steel
  • Dial Colour: Pink
  • Water Resistance: 100m
  • Movement: Calibre 7 Automatic
  • Power Reserve: 56 hours

Probably the most “fun” watch on our list (depending on who you ask) this pink Carrera Date made its debut earlier this March to widespread public fanfare. (We’d wager Ryan Gosling’s choice to wear the watch for most of the Barbie press run had something to do with that.)

The last of four 36mm releases that distil the Carrera’s design down to “just the basics”, this model features a sunburst effect dial that plays particularly well alongside a bold splash of colour.

For enthusiasts who love fashion just as much as they do watchmaking, this offers an opportunity to combine those two pursuits. Of course, even if you’re not donning this with a specific fit in mind, the H-shape bracelet and 56-hour power reserve mean it’s just as capable when what you need is a robust (albeit punchy-looking) daily beater.


Connected Calibre E4 Sport Edition

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Case Diameter: 45mm
  • Case Thickness: 15.27mm
  • Case Material: Titanium
  • Bezel Material: Ceramic
  • Bracelet/Strap Material: Rubber
  • Dial Colour: N/A
  • Water Resistance: 50m
  • Movement: Calibre E4
  • Power Reserve: Full Day

The latest evolution of the high-end smartwatch collection that TAG first introduced back in 2015, the Connected Calibre E4 “Sport” comes equipped with more data sets and custom-built apps than ever — to monitor all of your athletic needs.

Case in point: this titanium version of the standard E4 now comes bundled with a “Trail & Hiking” app; just one of the new avenues of physical fitness (beyond golfing and motorsport) where performance may be measured in a range of illuminating ways.

True to its sporting designation, this particular E4 also does away with stainless steel bracelets: instead, replacing it with a rubber strap featuring perforated mesh cut-outs. The latter comes in red, orange, and blue.


Now that you’re acquainted with all of the best TAG Heuer watches of the year, take a look at a couple of our favourite related articles below:


The Best TAG Heuer Watches — Frequently Asked Questions

Where are TAG Heuer watches made?

Modern TAG Heuer watches are made, assembled, and regulated at the brand’s manufacture in the Swiss city of La Chaux-de-Fonds.

What is the difference between Heuer and TAG Heuer?

While the original family company of Heuer was established in 1860, the company we now know as “TAG Heuer” has only existed since 1985.

The brand has been majority-owned by LVMH, a French luxury goods conglomerate, since 1999.

What are some of the best TAG Heuer watches to buy?

Considering a range of factors including fame and commercial popularity, some of the best TAG Heuer watches to collect right now include the Monaco, ‘Glassbox’ Carrera, Aquaracer Professional 300, and Carrera ’60th Anniversary’.

Randy Lai
WORDS by
Following 6 years in the trenches covering consumer luxury across East Asia, Randy joins Boss Hunting as the team's Commercial Editor. His work has been featured in A Collected Man, M.J. Bale, Soho Home, and the BurdaLuxury portfolio of lifestyle media titles. An ardent watch enthusiast, boozehound and sometimes-menswear dork, drop Randy a line at [email protected].