As usual, TAG Heuer loves to give us exciting news at BaselWorld — and exciting products. Here we are, just six months after the release of the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 Manufacture-made chronograph, and the brand releases the all-new TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-02T, a COSC-certified automatic chronograph chronometer with a titanium and carbon flying tourbillon.
This is the only COSC-certified automatic chronograph with tourbillon produced by the Swiss watch industry for under 15,000 CHF (Swiss Francs), about $15,400. There is also a Black Phantom version (priced slightly higher at 19,900 CHF, about $20,400) that is being built in a limited edition of 250 numbered pieces.
Building the watch posed several challenges to the brand’s R&D department, including how to house a single barrel, chronograph functions, automatic winding mechanism and flying tourbillon within a 32mm diameter. They figured it out… and the watch now houses a lightweight tourbillon that is hand crafted by four watchmakers. The watch offers 65 hours of power reserve.