TAG Heuer introduces two new Ayrton Senna special editions for 2018


Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer has recently expanded its Senna Special Editions Collection with two new models: the Carrera Heuer 02 Chronograph Automatic (ref. CBG2013.BA0657) and the Carrera Heuer 02 Tourbillon Chronograph Chronometer (ref. CAR5A91.FT6162). Inspired by one of the greatest drivers of all time, the two models reinterpret the legendary TAG Heuer Carrea Chronograph and proudly display the famous Senna symbol and name on the dial, bezel and sapphire caseback. Both sporty and classy, these timepieces perfectly reflect the spirit of TAG Heuer’s first and most iconic #DontCrackUnderPressure ambassador.

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The tourbillon version (right) is limited to 175 pieces while the Automatic model (left) is produced as a non-limited edition

Housed in a 43mm stainless steel case, the new Carrera Heuer 02 Chronograph Automatic features a black ceramic tachymeter bezel and is water resistant to 100 meters. The case is also equipped with a steel/rubber crown and 3 o’clock, and two steel chronograph pushers at 2 and 4 o’clock respectively. Underneath the front sapphire crystal lies a black skeletonized dial with red accents and rhodium-plated numerals. The functions include hours, minutes, central chronograph seconds, small seconds at 6, chronograph minutes at 3, chronograph hours at 9, and date at 4:30.

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Both models feature a black ceramic tachymeter bezel

The new TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 02 Chronograph Automatic is powered by the caliber HEUER 02 with 33 jewels. This self-winding movement beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and offers a power reserve of approximately 75 hours. Completing the watch is a sporty stainless steel S-shaped link bracelet secured with a steel folding clasp with double safety push-buttons. Inspired by tire treads, the iconic S-shaped links were adopted by Ayrton Senna at the height of his achievements. The bracelet makes this watch not only comfortable, but also lends it a racing feel and evokes the exceptional skills of the legendary Brazilian. The Carrera Heuer 02 Chronograph Automatic retails at $6,350.

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The bracelet with S-shaped links makes the watch extremely comfortable and lends it a racing feel

Based on TAG Heuer’s flagship watch, the Carrera Heuer 02 Tourbillon Chronograph Chronometer has a 45mm black ceramic matte case. Like the Automatic model, it is also water resistant to 100 meters and features a black ceramic tachymeter bezel, crown at 3 o’clock and two chronograph pushers at 2 and 4 o’clock. The watch has a beautiful black skeleton dial with rhodium plated numerals and hands. The small seconds are located at 6 o’clock while the 30-minute and 12-hour chronograph counters are positioned at 3 and 9 o’clock respectively. The tourbillon also acts as a seconds counter.

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The only COSC-certified tourbillon-chronograph now on the market

Underneath the hood we have the Calibre Heuer 02T with 33 jewels. Designed and developed entirely at TAG Heuer, this self-winding movement is comprised of 284 components and has a diameter of 31mm. What makes this movement particularly exceptional is the fact that it is the only COSC-certified tourbillon-chronograph now on the market. The movement itself oscillates at a 4Hz frequency and has a power reserve of 65 hours. Rather than a steel bracelet, the Carrera Heuer 02 Tourbillon Chronograph Chronometer is finished with a matte black rubber/leather strap with titanium folding clasp with double safety push-buttons. Priced at $21,200, the tourbillon model is limited to only 175 pieces.

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Both models feature transparent case backs adorned with the iconic Senna logo

 

 

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