Ever since its introduction is the TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre Heuer 02T Tourbillon a great success! It is perhaps the Swiss watch that offers the most bang for your buck. With the collection starting at $17.000,- you are getting an automatic chronograph, with a flying tourbillon, powered by a manufacture movement which is also Chronometer certified. As TAG Heuer took no shortcuts in terms of quality or finish, it can’t come as a surprise that this watch ranks as one of the bestselling tourbillon watch ever.
There is however more, as TAG Heuer is not resting on its laurels, enjoying its success. They also use the Carrera Calibre Heuer 02T Tourbillon to push the envelope. Last year they surprised us with the “Tete de Vipere,” marking the 55th anniversary of the Heuer Carrera. This watch came with one of the most challenging, and elite, precision certificates awarded by the Besançon Observatory. This year we welcome the TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre Heuer 02T Tourbillon Nanograph, another chapter in TAG Heuer’s quest for innovation.
This watch offers an industry first: a carbon composite hairspring. As this part plays a vital role in the precision timekeeping capabilities of the movement, the advantages are as numerous as the challenges to make it. The carbon composite hairspring is constructed out of a nanoscopic hexagonal pattern, which is a million time smaller than a millimetre. Combined they result in a hairspring that is anti-magnetic, incredibly shock-resistant and largely unaffected by changes in temperature.
Obtaining a Chronometer-certificate was, therefore, child’s play for the Carrera Calibre Heuer 02T Tourbillon Nanograph. While the hairspring is visible from the front of the watch, at the center of the tourbillon, TAG Heuer decided to also showcase their accomplishment in the overall design of the Carrera Chronograph Tourbillon. The multi-layer dial shows an enlarged version of the hexagonal pattern that makes up the carbon composite hairspring, a design that also comes back into the oscillating weight. The case is crafted from carbon composite, showing a unique pattern and framing what is momentous progress in the world of precision timekeeping.