Launched in 2016, the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 02T remains the most affordable Swiss-made chronograph with touribllon, starting at just US$17,000. Despite the price, the Calibre Heuer 02T is an in-house movement that’s automatic, COSC-certified, and equipped with a lightweight flying tourbillon that has a carbon composite upper carriage and titanium base.
The latest variant of the affordable “grand” complication is a limited edition made for Singapore retailer Cortina Watch. Dressed in orange and back, the Carrera Heuer 02T Cortina Edition is being offered only online, via the retailer’s website.
As with the standard model, the case measures 45mm wide and 16.4mm high. It features the modular construction that characterises the Carrera line. The case middle is black-coated titanium paired with a black ceramic bezel, while the lugs, pushers and crown are steel.
The dial is semi-skeletonised to reveal the grey, sandblasted base plate of the movement. Orange accents are applied to the dial and bezel, including the chronograph hands, and even the carbon composite upper cage of the tourbillon, creating a striking contrast with the black components.
Mechanically the movement is identical to the standard Heuer 02T. Based on the CH-80 chronograph movement, it’s equipped with a column wheel and vertical clutch for the chronograph. And it has a 65-hour power reserve, with the balance running at a frequency of 4Hz.
Key facts and price
TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 02T Cortina Edition
Material: Black PVD Titanium case with a ceramic bezel, and steel crown and pushers
Movement: Calibre Heuer 02T
Functions: Hour, minutes, seconds, and chronograph
Frequency: 28,800, or 4Hz
Power reserve: 65 hours
Strap: Orange alligator strap with rubber lining
Limited edition: 10 pieces
Availability: Only on Cortinawatch.com
Price: 26,000 Singapore dollars including tax
For more information, visit Cortinawatch.com.
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