At first glance, the Montreal Edition has a completely different personality compared to the Silver Edition that preceded it, despite both being essentially the same replica watch. While the latter is more restrained and somber with its monochromatic colours, the latest edition is fun and casual thanks to the colours taken from the white-dial Heuer Montreal.
TAG Heuer Replica did a good job of translating the key elements of the Montreal into the Carrera, such as the yellow accents on the minute counter and the alternating blue and red seconds scale. The colours are employed harmoniously and complement each other. But despite the bright colours, the dial remains balanced, uncluttered, and devoid of superfluous lettering on the dial.
The case is the same as the one found on the Silver Edition. It’s a modern take on the vintage Tag Heuer Carrera Replica with its distinctive bevelled lugs and fixed bezel design, but enlarged to 39 mm and 14.5 mm high, with some of the height accounted for by the domed, “box type” crystal. Having owned a watch with the same case, I can say the watch is quite compact on the wrist, and wears comfortably thanks to the lugs.
Visible through the case back is the in-house Heuer 02, the brand’s upper-end chronograph movement.
Relatively thin for a Fake Tag Heuer movement at 6.95 mm, and boasts features like a vertical clutch and column wheel. The power reserve is a useful 80 hours, almost double of the industry norm.