TAG Heuer CARRERA Heuer-02T Special Edition
NEWS - At Baselworld 2016, TAG Heuer made waves with the release of the TAG Heuer CARRERA Heuer-02 T, which was then the only COSC-certified automatic chronograph with Tourbillon produced by the Swiss watch industry and priced not more than 15,000 CHF. A special all-black limited edition of 250 pieces, named the Black Phantom, was also launched at the same time.
With the success of the first generation Carerra Heuer-02T, TAG Heuer presents the latest member of the collection, the ‘Carrera H02T Special Edition’ (reference CAR5A8M.FT6166).
The TAG Heuer CARRERA Heuer-02T is contemporary interpretation of two of traditional watchmaking’s most famous complications- the tourbillon and the chronograph, with the latter being one of TAG Heuer’s well-known strengths. The tourbillon housed in the TAG Heuer CARRERA Heuer-02T, is a lightweight one inspired by the tourbillon used in the iconic Monaco V4. Each one is hand-crafted by 4 watchmakers, using central sections made from titanium, a carbon top section, and has a power reserve more than 65 hours.
Power is supplied to the movement using a single barrel, which together with the chronograph functions, automatic winding mechanism and flying tourbillon, are contained within a diameter of 32mm. The main components of the Carrera Heuer-02T are manufactured within the workshops of the TAG Heuer Manufacture, while the balance spring of its tourbillon is produced by Atokalpa, the brand’s Swiss partner.
Each movement is fitted, assembled and adjusted by hand, and then sent for a 21-day testing procedure by Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronometres (COSC), an independent testing body. This guarantees that the chronometer meets the highest accuracy standards when worn. The movement is housed in a refined, yet sporty case which embodies the signature TAG Heuer design codes. It is made of grade 5 Titanium, constructed using 12 modular components, and fitted with black alligator straps sewn onto rubber. Waterproof to 100 metres.
Fitted with COSC-certified chronometer movement, the ‘Carrera H02T Special Edition’ comes with a dark grey calf skin strap with rubber, and an additional rubber lined black alligator strap. It is presented in a special packaging made of grey leather & Nabuka fabric enhanced by a stainless steel inlay, with exquisite details inspired by TAG Heuer shield geometry.