Pre-Baselworld 2016: TAG Heuer CARRERA Heuer-02T – a symbol of the new accessible luxury …

TAG Heuer CARRERA Heuer-02T COSC-certified automatic chronograph with Tourbillon

The Carrera is a COSC-certified automatic chronograph with Tourbillon for less than 15.000 CHF. The very aggressive pricing is possible due to the brands manufacture expertise, and the perfect mastery of industrial processes and manufacturing costs …

 

The main technical challenge was to house a single barrel, the chronograph functions, the automatic winding mechanism and the flying tourbillon within a diameter of 32 mm, whilst ensuring the counters were well spaced to create a modern, balanced look. An industrial framework was developed to optimise assembly in TAG Heuer’s Chevenez workshops. It houses a lightweight tourbillon hand-crafted by only a few watchmakers, inspired by the Monaco V4’s tourbillon, which has central sections made from titanium and a carbon top section.

The TAG Heuer CARRERA Heuer-02T offers a power reserve of 65 hours. All the fitting, assembly and adjustment work is performed by hand. The main components are manufactured in the workshops of the TAG Heuer Manufacture.

The balance spring is produced by the brand’s Swiss partner Atokalpa, who belongs to the Parmigiani Group.

The movement is housed in a case made from grade 5 titanium It is lightweight and more shock-resistant, it uses a different form of construction with 12 modular components. This design opens up a huge range of possibilities, with an infinite combination of materials, colors, treatments and finishes.

A black alligator strap sewn onto rubber, ensures TAG Heuer’s signature refined, yet sporty look.

The case is waterproof to 100 meters.

 

TAG Heuer told me: “Alexander, this is a symbol of the accessible luxury so dear to TAG Heuer, this watch symbolises technology, exemplary quality, performance, manufacture expertise, and the perfect mastery of industrial processes and manufacturing costs which have made it the only COSC automatic chronograph with Tourbillon produced by the Swiss watch industry for under 15,000 CHF. The CARRERA Heuer-02T Black Phantom version priced at 19,900 CHF, is part of a limited edition of 250 numbered pieces.”

 

TAG Heuer CARRERA Heuer-02T

CAR5A8Y.FC6377 (non-limited edition)

 

TAG Heuer CARRERA Heuer-02T COSC-certified automatic chronograph with Tourbillon
TAG Heuer CARRERA Heuer-02T COSC-certified automatic chronograph with Tourbillon

 

TAG Heuer CARRERA Heuer-02T COSC-certified automatic chronograph with Tourbillon
TAG Heuer CARRERA Heuer-02TCOSC-certified automatic chronograph with Tourbillon

 

 

 

TAG Heuer CARRERA Heuer-02T Black Phantom

CAR5A8Z.FC6377 (Black Phantom Limited edition 250 numbered pieces)

 

TAG Heuer CARRERA Heuer-02T COSC-certified automatic chronograph with Tourbillon
TAG Heuer CARRERA Heuer-02T COSC-certified automatic chronograph with Tourbillon

 

TAG Heuer CARRERA Heuer-02T COSC-certified automatic chronograph with Tourbillon
TAG Heuer CARRERA Heuer-02T COSC-certified automatic chronograph with Tourbillon

 

 

 

Case

Diameter 45 mm.
Made from grade 5 titanium, with 12 modular components (lugs, case middle, bezel, case back, crown and its moulding, push-buttons, gasket between the middle and the bezel and sapphire crystals)
Black titanium bezel bearing the tachymeter scale
Steel crown overmoulded with rubber

Movement TAG Heuer Calibre HEUER-02T

Manufacture movement
Black skeleton bridges
Automatic chronograph 28.800 A/h (= 4Hz) combined with a COSC-certified Tourbillon

Black column wheel, new skeleton weight and chronograph bridges Carbon and titanium tourbillon cage

Power reserve in excess of 65 hours

Dial

Black skeleton with 2 counters:
Chronograph minute counter at 3 o’clock
Chronograph hour counter at 9 o’clock

Polished and satin-finished baton indexes
Polished and satin-finished hands with SuperLuminova details

Water-resistance

100 metres

Strap

Matte black alligator sewn onto black rubber with matching stitching Deployant buckle with safety push-buttons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 Comments

  • Thus difficult time, Mr Biver has made a nice looking watch that will catch people looking for watch of the dreams without breaking the bank.

  • Oh, I see now. The light coloured version is the one that is under 15,000 Euro and the dark coloured version is under 20,000 Euro . So what does one get for the extra 5,000 Euro ? It would be even nicer if this was a hand wind watch. Some watch owners like hand wind more because it offers a connection between the watch and the person wearing it. Alexander always speaks about how an automatic watch has a soul that a quartz watch simply does not have but I believe that a hand wind watch has even more of a soul than an automatic watch has .
    p.s. At the present time I am wearing an automatic and not a hand wind because do you know how hard it is to find a hand wind watch ? Some stores told me that they haven’t seen a hand wind watch in the past 40 years, lol

  • A COSC certified tourbillon at less than CHF 20K is just unbelievable, I hope this is not a typographic error.

    Well done TAG!

  • Wow what a nice watch. And you know I am a Carrera fan. This one will be a runner and the Phantom Tourbillon at chf 19k is a must for every Carrera enthusiast. Well Done Mr. Biver

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