TAG Heuer has taken on the task of developing a new material for the fabrication of the hair spring for its latest project. The TAG Heuer Carrera Caliber Heuer 02T Tourbillon Nanograph receives its new carbon with nanoscopic structure. The process embodies the spirit of the TAG brand name which stands for ‘state of the art techniques’. Watchmakers have combined scientific discovery with watchmaking in creating the new carbon composite material. This is the first watch to feature its use.
The evolution of the Carrera Tourbillon Heuer 02T
New technology is a vital aspect of the new Tourbillon Nanograph, but there are also other features of the watch that deserve a closer look. Get the special treatment of the new colors along with modern materials and a new movement. This example marks not only the evolution of the Carrera Caliber Heuer 02T, but also an evolution in the technology used to create the movement. These are perhaps the aspects that make it one of the most important pieces in the history of TAG Heuer.
The Carrera Caliber Heuer 02T Tourbillon Nanograph is powered by an internal movement with an innovative new coil made from its new carbon composite material. The creation of the material began with elemental carbon assembled atom by atom to monitor the oscillations of the balance with precision and accuracy while managing antimagnetic properties and astonishing shock resistance in one of the most advanced features to be included in a date watch. The automatic tourbillon chronograph with chronometer certification. The movement measures 31mm in diameter and beats at 4Hz at 28,800vph with 33 jewels. The power reserve is 65 hours and the movement plate and the oscillating weight feature hexagonal decorations.
The case is a 45mm diameter modular case, made of titanium with a black PVD coating. The bezel is carbon with a tachymeter scale and the lugs are made of the same material to make the watch lighter. The case back is sculpted to reveal a partial view of the internal mechanical workings of the movement in the same material as the case front, covered with an AR-treated sapphire crystal on both sides.
The dial features a black background with a hexagonal patterned open worked style. It’s busy with useful function features, including a black tab with a 60-second scale, rhodium-plated indexes, black gold-plated chronograph minute and hour counters with a tourbillon frame and SuperLuminova fill for the hands. The two-register chronograph features 30-minute and 12-hour counters in black with yellow details. The watch is protected with a sapphire crystal that has been treated with an anti-reflective coating on both sides. It is water resistant up to 100 meters.
The TAG Heuer Carrera Caliber Heuer 02T Tourbillon Nanograph is attached to the wrist with a black calfskin strap. It closes with a carbon buckle with a black PVD-coated titanium folding clasp.
Availability and prices
The TAG Heuer Carrera Caliber Heuer 02T Tourbillon Nanograph with the new carbon coil will be offered for a price of CHF 24,900 with models without the coil and a special dial and movement decoration for a price of CHF 21,500.
Just when you thought you had seen it all, a company like TAG Heuer runs an experiment that produces a magnificent new material that further enhances a watch as a whole by adding a very special and innovative element to a small component of construction. This is a very special occasion and marks the beginning of yet another advance in the end of the science of watchmaking technology. This is where science and crafts come together to form a special connection that takes us into the future in a new era where improvements in precision movement crafting have received another boost. It marks a very special time period in which one more sheet must be added to the books to record this monumental event in the history of the advancement of watchmaking.