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The Fragment Carrera, which uses the glass-box design, wears very well, on my skinny wrist. The Fragment Carrera measures 38.3 across the dial [even though everyone calls it a 39 mm chronograph], with a thickness of 14.5 millimeters.
So it resides somewhere between the small original Carreras, from the 1960s, and many of the 42 and 44 mm watches that have become the norm.
Yes, if I had to select one size as my all-time favorite, it would be 38 mm, which we saw on many of the 1940s and 1950s Heuer chronographs.
: Concerns about thickness aside (though I tried on a Fragment, and
: it wasn't too bad size-wise) I think this is a wonderful sign of
: life at TAG, and I am voting with my dollars. I've long said
: that TAG could have a near-total lock on my discretionary income
: if they just tried a little, and it looks like they're beginning
: a journey down that road. I absolutely cannot wait to get this
: on the wrist and see once and for all how the perfect 2447
: Carrera design works when upsized to 39mm.
: Congratulations to TAG Heuer on an awesome watch; I am so excited
: now to see what else they've got planned!