TAG Heuer introduces two new Aston Martin special editions


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Yesterday, at the ongoing Geneva International Motor Show 2018, TAG Heuer announced the beginning of a collaboration with renowned British car manufacturer Aston Martin. The Swiss brand will act as Official Partner, Official Watch Partner and Official Connected Watch Partner of Aston Martin and Aston Martin Racing. To celebrate the start of the partnership, TAG Heuer has created two Aston Martin-inspired watches: the Carrera Heuer 01 Aston Martin and the Formula 1 Aston Martin. Showcasing the highly recognizable DNA of the British brand, these two chronographs take inspiration from the colors, shapes, patterns and materials characteristic of Aston Martin’s sports cars.

Housed in a 45mm stainless steel case, the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 01 Aston Martin (ref. CAR2A1AB.FT6163) is directly inspired by Aston Martin’s luxury universe. Water resistant to 100 meters, the watch features a black ceramic tachymeter bezel and black PVD steel screwed sapphire case back with special engraving. TAG Heuer has redesigned the case to give it a more sporty feel. The parallel lines pattern on the side is evocative of the speed, the race track and piston, while the lugs, with their special carved construction, take inspiration from the lines of Aston Martin’s characteristic bodywork.

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The lines on the side of the case evoke the speed, the race track and piston

 

The TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 01 Aston Martin features a black opalin dial with rhodium-plated indexes and hands. Skeletonized in a special honey comb pattern, the dial is a nod to the details on the new Aston Martin Vantage. The functions include hours, minutes, central chronograph seconds, small seconds at 9, 30-minute and 12-hour chronograph counter at 12 and 6 respectively, and date between 3 and 4 o’clock. Inside the timepiece is the well-known Calibre Heuer 01. The watch comes on a sporty matte black rubber/leather strap with special embossing. The strap is secured with a steel folding clasp with double safety push-buttons and signature TAG Heuer shield.

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The dial is skeletonised in a hexagonal pattern that recalls the details on the new Aston Martin Vantage

 

The second Aston Martin-inspired timepiece is based on TAG Heuer’s ultimate motor racing model – the Formula 1. The new TAG Heuer Formula 1 Aston Martin (ref. CAZ101P.FC8245) has a 43mm stainless steel case that is water resistant to 200 meters. The front of the watch features a notched steel bezel with an Aluminum and black matte tachymeter bezel, while on the back there is a screw-down case back with special engraving “ASTON MARTIN SPECIAL EDITION” and Aston Martin Racing logo. Underneath the sapphire crystal lies a beautiful black opalin dial with black gold plated polished hour and minute hands and hour markers. The dial features hours, minutes, central chronograph seconds, 30-minute and 1/10th second chronograph counters at 9 and 6 respectively, small seconds at 3, and date 4 o’clock. The minute indexes, chronograph seconds hand and Aston Martin’s iconic logo at 6 are all in lime green – a nod to the color of Aston Martin Racing team.

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The lime green accents represent a nod to the color of Aston Martin Racing team

 

Powered by a highly-precise quartz movement (accurate to a tenth of a second), the TAG Heuer Formula 1 Aston Martin is presented on a black leather strap with lime essence stitching and special embossing. This is TAG Heuer’s first Formula 1 watch to be available with a leather strap.

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The first TAG Heuer Formula 1 watch to come on a leather strap

 

 

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