Swiss luxury brand Tag Heuer will launch its Carrera Heuer-02T just six months after the launch of the Heuer-01. The new piece is an automatic chronograph combined with a titanium and carbon flying tourbillon.
The new Heuer-02T is described as a watch that symbolises technology combined with high quality, performance and the perfect mastery of industrial processes. Developed directly from the CH-80 DNA chronograph, the new timepiece will interpret two of traditional watchmaking's famous complications: the chronograph and the aesthetically pleasing tourbillon.
Performing at 4Hz and 28,800 vibrations per hour, the Tag Heuer-02T features a single barrel, the chronograph functions, an automatic winding mechanism and the flying tourbillon within a diameter of 32mm.
The tourbillon offers a power reserve in excess of 65 hours and are handcrafted by four watchmakers who took their inspiration from the Monaco’s V4’s tourbillon. All the fitting and adjustment work are also handcrafted, while the main components are manufactured in TAG Heuer's workshops. Meanwhile, at the heart of the tourbillon, the balance spring is produced by the brand's Swiss partner Atokalpa.
Made from grade-5 titanium, the timepiece uses a different form of construction with 12 modular components. This design opens up a huge range of possibilities, with an infinite combination of materials, colours, treatments and finishes. The assembly is complemented by a black alligator strap ensuring a sporty look.
Baselworld 2016 will run from March 17-24 in Messe Basel, Switzerland.
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