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TAG HEUER x PORSCHE: a “Limited Edition” for Opus 2

A new chapter in the collaboration between TAG Heuer and Porsche opens today with the TAG Heuer Carrera x Porsche Limited Edition. Certainly not the last, given the enthusiasm of the teams from each company to sublimate this partnership!

By Frank Declerck

I was lucky to be invited, a few days ago, in Lapland, to wear this beautiful TAG Heuer Carrera x Porsche on my wrist. I also had the chance to try out the Porsche range on frozen lakes to learn about drifting (or controlled skids).

Patrick Dempsey, ambassadeur de TAG Heuer
A great and charm ambassador with the very likeable Patrick Dempsey. Exclusive interview on the YouTube channel Frank sans C!

Icing on the cake that was waiting for me on the spot: an exclusive interview with Patrick Dempsey, the Hollywood star who has a few car races on his record, including 4 times Le Mans (three times on Porsche) and moreover with a podium! So, if the watch is very nice, it must be said that its ambassador too. I’ll let you discover the whole interview in the show we dedicated to the event on my YouTube channel Frank sans C.

La caractéristique couleur jaune des Porsche les plus sportives.
The characteristic yellow colour of the sportiest Porsche.

OPUS 2

TAG Heuer and Porsche share a common history with the name Carrera. A mythical name attached to a Mexican race: the Panamericana. The TAG Heuer Carrera watch and the Porsche Carrera are both icons in their own category.

La TAG Heuer Carrera x Porsche Limited Edition
The TAG Heuer Carrera x Porsche Limited Edition has a lot going for it.

It is therefore natural that after a long engagement – with this indelible commonality – the two brands have finally decided to get married. I refer you to the article on Opus 1 to understand the reasons if it was still necessary to underline them.

LIMITED EDITION

For this “second baby” some would say, it is clear that it is as successful as the first. The stylistic attributes remain and the colours change. Small details too, which in fact are not details at all.
If the colour yellow is omnipresent on this piece, it’s a reminder of the Porsche’s yellow shade, reserved by the manufacturer for the sportiest vehicles, those that distill strong emotions everyday (the GT4 in the video is yellow, right?). 

La TAG Heuer Carrera x Porsche Limited Edition.
Not a single detail is missing from the TAG Heuer Carrera x Porsche Limited Edition’s sporting panoply.

Therefore, it is found in the Porsche logo on the bezel, as well as on the crown and in certain graphic touches on the dial, on the second hand and on the back of the case middle. This color is also the color of the Super-LumiNova, which glows yellow in the dark.

Last but not least for this TAG Heuer Carrera x Porsche, a beautiful bracelet that uses the double stitching of the leather interiors of Porsche. The thread is yellow, of course.

DIAL TEXTURE

On retrouve la texture "bitume" sur les compteurs de la TAG Heuer Carrera x Porsche Limited Edition.
The “asphalt” texture can be found on the TAG Heuer Carrera x Porsche Limited Edition counters.

The dial is very different from the one on the Opus 1, as it takes up some of the “asphalt” look in the small dials, but is adorned with the deep black color found on the German manufacturer’s bodywork. The trained eye will notice microglitter, the same as on the Porsche paint. The case is also dressed in black with a tint supported and reinforced by the DLC treatment.

THE CALIBRE

Since we have to talk about it, let’s talk about it, but nothing new under the Lappish sun: it’s the Heuer 02 automatic calibre, with an oscillating weight in the shape of a Porsche three-spoke wheel. Why change the mechanics when you have such an engine. Composed of 168 parts, including a column wheel and a vertical clutch, it has a comfortable energy reserve, in other words: 80 hours when fully wound. Entirely manufactured in-house by the TAG Heuer manufacture in Chevenez, its chronometric performances have to be mention.

THAT IS DEBATABLE

Le calibre automatique Heuer 02, avec une masse oscillante en forme de volant à trois branches Porsche.
The Heuer 02 automatic calibre, with an oscillating weight in the shape of a Porsche three-spoke steering wheel.

Produced as a limited edition, the TAG Heuer Carrera x Porsche Limited Edition is engraved with the words One of 1 500. Personally, I prefer when limited editions are numbered. But I must admit that not numbering the cases avoids the frustration of some collectors. So, it is debatable…

Price: €6,700

Read our technical datasheet of the TAG Heuer Carrera x Porsche Limited Edition.

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