Just six month after the release of the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01, the backbone of a new collection of contemporary manufacture chronographs, comes the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-o2T, a COSC-certified automatic chronograph combined with a titanium and carbon flying tourbillon.
The watch 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 and the tourbillon.
An industrial framework houses a lightweight tourbillon. It has central sections made from titanium and a carbon top section. This tourbillon offers a power reserve in excess of 65 hours.
The black dial is skeletonized with two counters: a chronograph minute counter at 3 o’clock and a chronograph hour counter at 9 o’clock. The indexes are polished and satin-finished as are the hands; the latter are additionally equipped with Super LumiNova details. The bezel is bearing a tachymeter scale.
At 4 Hz, and 28.800 vibrations per 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 balanced look.
The movement is housed in a 45 mm wide case which is made from grade 5 titanium, lightweight and shock-resistant. Its design opens up a huge range of possibilities, with an infinite combination of materials, colours, treatments and finishes. This assembly is complemented by a black alligator strap sewn onto rubber, ensuring it boasts TAG Heuer’s signature refined, yet sporty look. The watch is waterproof to 100 metres.
The TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-o2T symbolizes technology, exemplary quality, performance, manufacture expertise, and the 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.