TAG Heuer and Porsche have formed a strong partnership over the past five years that has resulted in the creation of five successful timepieces. Their sixth creation, the TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph x Porsche Orange Racing, highlights their shared passion for racing.
TAG Heuer and Porsche have a common history rooted in motorsports, and their bond is strengthened by the Carrera name, which was inspired by the legendary Carrera Panamericana race. Porsche won its first class victory in the race in 1954 and named its most powerful model after it. Meanwhile, Jack Heuer named his new chronograph after hearing about the race’s evocative name in 1962.
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Both Porsche 911 Carrera and TAG Heuer Carrera have become icons, celebrated in Paris on the occasion of the Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7’s 50th anniversary. This prompted the two partners to create a new special edition of the TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph that symbolizes their racing heritage.
The TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph x Porsche Orange Racing is based on the TAG Heuer Carrera Sport Chronograph and is powered by the in-house Calibre Heuer 02 movement. This movement offers exceptional chronometric performance and an impressive power reserve of 80 hours.
The design of the watch takes inspiration from Porsche’s unmistakable aesthetic and the racing universe. The vibrant orange color seen throughout the watch is inspired by the sparks created by the car on the asphalt and represents speed. The black color used in various textures and finishings contrasts with the orange and reinforces its brightness. The case is treated with diamond-like carbon for deep, elegant color, and the dial is inspired by kinetics and speed.
The custom-designed oscillating weight, visible through the sapphire glass case back, pays homage to the Porsche steering wheel. The weight is labeled with “Porsche” and “TAG Heuer” and features black and orange touches that tie together the design of the watch. The carbon-like calfskin strap in black with vivid orange stitching and lining is a nod to the seat upholstery of Porsche cars and hints at the racing marks made at high speed.
The TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph x Porsche Orange Racing is produced as a special edition and will be sold in TAG Heuer boutiques, online, and at select retail partners. It comes in co-branded black packaging with vibrant orange details and will be available from February 2023.
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