The first TAG Heuer chronograph to be awarded the ‘Tête de Vipère’ quality certification from Besançon Observatory in France, among the highest esteemed chronographs since 2006 One of the 500 best. A sincere gift to the 55th anniversary of the Calera Collection, a limited edition of 155 pieces.
In 1897, the French Besançon Observatory first issued the ‘python head’ precision timepiece certification mark-this gold-filled measurement guarantees the accuracy of a timepiece and the excellent quality. The ‘python head’ certification system that retired from the historical stage in the 1970s was reborn in 2007, and only 500 timepieces have passed its test. The ‘python head’ certification, which represents the highest quality, covers 5 different locations under 3 temperature conditions and takes 16 days.
The French Besancon Observatory operates under the framework of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures, and is an independent public institution capable of performing precision timer detection. The ‘python head’ symbol not only symbolizes extraordinary quality and precision, but also demonstrates superb mechanical craftsmanship and is the overall performance of the watch-not just the true evidence of the performance of the movement.
Today, TAG Heuer shocked the release of the modern new TAG Heuer TAG Heuer Carrera Carrera series tourbillon precision chronograph watch. This watch is modern in design and incorporates two acclaimed traditional complications in watchmaking: a tourbillon and a chronograph. The movement is housed in a gorgeous midnight blue ceramic case with a ceramic bezel and lugs. The pendulum and the movement barrel also use the elegant blue surface treatment. After polishing, brushing, sandblasting and other processes, a refined and modern watch masterpiece was born, showing the top watchmaking technology of Swiss watch brand Tag Heuer. Through the sapphire crystal case back, the ‘Banana Head’ certification mark in Itabashi is visible at a glance.
This watch features a delicate black crocodile leather strap lined with rubber and is stitched with blue stitching, reflecting Tag Heuer’s signature style that is both stylish and dynamic.
Thanks to the brand’s advanced technology, extraordinary quality, excellent performance and outstanding watchmaking technology, coupled with the optimization of industrial production processes and strict control of production costs, the TAG Heuer Carrera Carrera series ‘Tête de Vipère’ The flywheel precision chronograph is undoubtedly the ideal new work of the brand’s product lineup, injecting a richer meaning into the avant-garde design concept and brand DNA of Tag Heuer since 1860.
Case diameter 45 mm
Blue ceramic case, lugs and bezel with tachymeter scale
Curved anti-glare sapphire crystal
Black PVD-coated steel crown at 3 o’clock
Black PVD-coated steel buttons at 2 and 4 o’clock
Black PVD-coated steel sapphire crystal case back
Movement TAG Heuer HEUER-02T calibre
Self-winding chronograph movement with tourbillon device with ‘Python Head’ precision timing certification mark of Besançon Observatory, France
Dial Black skeleton dial with 2 rhodium-plated chronograph dials:
A minute counter at 3 o’clock, an hour counter at 9 o’clock, and a blue tourbillon at 6 o’clock
Rhodium plated hour markers with blue SuperLuminova® fluorescent paint
Rhodium-plated hands with black SuperLuminova® fluorescent paint
Water-resistant to 100 meters
Strap Matt black alligator strap lined with black rubber and blue stitching
Grade 2 titanium folding clasp with double security buttons