A new cycle begins on February 10, 2024, set under the favorable patronage of the Wood Dragon. On the agenda: power, happiness and two limited series rolled out by the watch brand.
To celebrate the dawning of the era of the Dragon (Loong in Chinese) as the lunar New Year comes around, TAG Heuer invites collectors to discover two exclusive Carrera Chronograph Year of the Dragon editions. Both are imagined around a 42 mm-diameter case, one in steel, the other in 18K 5N rose gold, respectively rolled out in 300 and 50 pieces.
The satin-brushed, silvered or golden dial, based on the version chosen, comprises a traditional composition with two bi-compax-positioned counters. This duo stands out, however, as it adorns a wine hue. This same red shade sets off the lacquered central hand as well as the alligator strap that completes the watches. In this scenography that places the emphasis on the color that symbolizes good fortune and happiness in the Middle Kingdom, another detail catches the eye. The name of the mythical animal written in calligraphic script at 6 o’clock. All these timepieces are delivered in a vermilion-hued presentation box imagined specifically for this creation. Time data on all models is driven by a selfwinding movement, equipped with a column wheel and vertical clutch. In these series, it boasts an openworked oscillating weight decorated with an oriental dragon, unveiled through the sapphire-crystal caseback. Yet, it’s not this friendly chimera’s fiery breath that breathes life into the Carrera Chronograph Year of the Dragon but the Heuer 02 caliber which delivers powerful 80-hour autonomy to the pieces.