CARRERA CALIBRE HEUER 02T NANOGRAPH TOURBILLON
While the name Heuer is associated with competition, TAG, standing for Technique d’Avant-Garde, is linked to innovation. Both aspects come together in this surprising timepiece.
The recent Calibre Heuer 01 and 02T watches gave a new impetus to TAG Heuer’s flagship Carrera collection. Cutting-edge watchmaking and contemporary design are what made these watches so attractive. The same features can be found in the new Carrera Calibre Heuer 02T Nanograph Tourbillon with its monochrome open-work dial, encircled by a bezel including an impressive tachymetric scale. The hands and indices are all lume-coated. But what really impresses in this model by the LVMH-owned brand is the inclusion of the first hairspring made of a carbon composite.
This component, the fruit of a specific manufacturing process, has a whole host of assets. The hairspring is robust and has survived the 5000G test, involving the watch being dropped from a height of one metre onto a hard surface, such as wood flooring. After the test, a silicon hairspring will tend to break, while a metal version is bent. The carbon composite hairspring is totally non-magnetic and resistant to magnetic fields. Along with an aluminium balance wheel, the hairspring also improves the accuracy of the automatic movement thanks to perfectly concentric oscillation. It complements the work of the tourbillon, which acts to limit the effects of the Earth’s gravity.
Lastly, in the automatic movement (providing 65 hours of power reserve) housed in a 45mm-wide titanium case, a COSC-certified chronograph is on hand to take care of the split-time measurements.
Price: 24,900 CHF tagheuer.com
By Dan Diaconu
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