Watchmaker TAG Heuer has this week unveiled a new addition to their range of watches with the release of the new TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-02T which follows on from the launch of the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 just six months previously.
The new TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-02T watch is a COSC-certified automatic chronograph timepiece that features a titanium and carbon flying tourbillon and is now available to purchase price from $16,000 depending on your finish and preferences.
TAG Heuer explains a little more about the design and inspiration for their new Carrera Heuer-02T watch :
A symbol of the accessible luxury so dear to TAG Heuer, this model forms part of a new concept now being created: affordable Haute Horlogerie. 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 Black Phantom version priced at 19,900 CHF, is part of a limited edition of 250 numbered pieces.
It was developed directly from the DNA of the CH-80 chronograph, used as a basis to interpret two of traditional watchmaking’s most famous complications: the chronograph (one of TAG Heuer’s key strengths), and the aesthetically pleasing tourbillon. At 4 Hz, and 28,800 vibrations/hour, 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 4 watchmakers, inspired by the Monaco V4’s tourbillon, which has central sections made from titanium and a carbon top section. This tourbillon offers a power reserve in excess 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. At the heart of the tourbillon, the balance spring is produced by the brand’s Swiss partner, Atokalpa.
For full specifications, design and to purchase your very own jump over to the official TAG Heuer website using the link below.
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