TAG Heuer and Porsche revealed the fourth installment of their collaborative product design. Two new limited-edition TAG Heuer Carrera x Porsche RS 2.7 timepieces celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of Porsche’s most iconic models and the first 911 to bear the Carrera name: the Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7. Two distinctive TAG Heuer Carrera x Porsche Limited Editions bring together two of the most celebrated designs in motorsports and watchmaking: the TAG Heuer Carrera and the Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7.
Revealed on 5 October 1972 at the Paris Motor Show, the Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 was a road-legal vehicle that was intended to enable customers to take part in racing events. The exact same philosophy led to the introduction of the Heuer Carrera, a chronograph that was engineered for optimal timekeeping and legibility in high-speed racing conditions. The car was produced in a range of 27 vivid colors evocative of the 1970s, two of which were selected for the TAG Heuer tribute watches the red and the blue.
Two new limited-edition TAG Heuer Carrera x Porsche RS 2.7 are based on the 42-mm TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph with
its elegant tricompax layout, minutes and hour chronograph counters at 3 and 9 o’clock, and a permanent second indicator and date window at 6 o’clock. The chronograph is fitted with the in-house manufactured Calibre Heuer 02, with an outstanding power reserve of 80 hours. Visible through the sapphire crystal case back, the movement’s oscillating mass is customized to represent Porsche’s three-spoke steering wheel and bears the two partners’ logos side by side.
The blue edition is limited to 500 pieces. The finely polished steel case, rhodium-plated indexes and hours and minute hands are inspired by the car’s chrome door handles, mirrors and window frames. The dial is made of smooth white opaline, while the two sub-counters feature “azurage” finish. The watch features blue lacquered chronograph and central hands, blue lacquered push buttons and shield logo on the crown, and blue markings on the Calibre Heuer 02 oscillating mass. The right sub-counter design recalls the rims’ aesthetic, while the signature color stripe and Carrera logo make a bold statement on the dial, flange, case side, and strap. The timepiece is presented with both a sporty fabric strap with the Porsche logo and Carrera markings, as well as an elegant steel bracelet with ergonomic H-shaped links for more formal occasions.
With only 250 pieces marked XXX/250, the red edition is even more limited. The case is in 18K 5N rose gold, as are the crown, pushers, and screw-down sapphire case back. The white dial is framed with a Guards Red circular line and features rose-gold-colored applied indexes, a permanent second indicator, and hour and minute hands. The timepiece comes on a luxurious red alligator strap with a solid rose gold pin buckle.
These two collectors’ timepieces are each presented in specially designed, co-branded TAG Heuer × Porsche packaging with vibrantly colored inserts. Available from 5 October 2022, they will be sold exclusively in TAG Heuer boutiques, on the brand’s e-commerce websites and at select retail partners.
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