In typical TAG Heuer style, the brand that loves to give us exciting news at BaselWorld does it again. Just six months after the release of the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 Manufacture-made chronograph, the brand releases the all-new TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-02T, a COSC-certified automatic chronograph chronometer with a titanium and carbon flying tourbillon. And, get this, it retails for an incredible price of just about $16,000. This is the only COSC-certified automatic chronograph with Tourbillon produced by the Swiss watch industry for this price. There is also a Black Phantom version (priced slightly higher at just about $21,000) that is being built in a limited edition of 250 numbered pieces.
Building the 45mm Grade 5 titanium 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 light-weight tourbillon that is hand crafted by four watchmakers. It offers 65 hours of power reserve and beats at 28,000 vibrations per hour. The watches are water resistant to 100 meters.