INTRODUCING: TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Tourbillon Polychrome

Psychedelia lets this high-powered timepiece shine.

TAG Heuer is on quite a roll. After dishing out cool style with the Carrera Plasma and oodles of fun with its recent Mario Kart collab, it's now releasing a new timepiece that will surely speak to trendy partygoers and Gen-Zers. The Carrera Chronograph Tourbillon Polychrome bears a cool multi-coloured dial concept that will make every moment feel like a dance party.

 

The profile view of the Carrera Chronograph Tourbillon Polychrome.
The multi-coloured dial contrasts beautifully with the carbon bezel and PVD titanium case.

The Carrera Chronograph Tourbillon isn't new; this particular edition is based on the Nanograph, which, as you will recall, has a superb carbon composite hairspring that's highly shock-resistant and delivers near-perfect isochronism. What is new with the Polychrome edition is a funky rainbow-coloured skeletonised dial that's specially developed with a company called Positive Coating.

Positive Coating specialises in plasma vapour deposition (PVD) treatments; they are the only company to create this stunning effect. By depositing metal oxides in thin transparent layers and varying these coatings by nanometers across the surface, they can create this multi-hued effect. While PVD treatments have been used in watchmaking for 40 years, this is a new and patented solution that brings new levels of creativity to a watch.

A close up of the Carrera Chronograph Tourbillon Polychrome's dial.
A close up of the Carrera Chronograph Tourbillon Polychrome's dial.

The skeletonised dial's cutouts let you see the multi-coloured display, which also varies when seen from different angles. The chronograph totalisers have a coral blue hue, while around the tourbillon, it dips into orange, pink, and red. The movement, of course, is the Calibre Heuer 02T COSC, one of TAG Heuer's most precise calibres with an 80-hour power reserve.

The oscillating rotor of the Carrera Chronograph Tourbillon Polychrome is treated in a similar fashion.
The oscillating rotor of the Carrera Chronograph Tourbillon Polychrome is treated in a similar fashion.

The case of the Carrera Chronograph Tourbillon Polychrome is in grade 5 titanium with a matte black PVD coating, keeping it ultralight. The bezel and lugs are made of carbon, and the watch is fitted with a domed and bevelled sapphire crystal. The oscillating rotor, visible through the back of the watch, is also treated with the polychromatic PVD effect, making the watch a delight to wind as the rotor swings about. In addition, it livens up what would usually be a rather serious-looking timepiece.

The Carrera Chronograph Tourbillon Polychrome will be limited to only 150 pieces globally and available from TAG Heuer's boutiques and select retailers or on its website. It's priced at SS$33,950. So bring this to your next rave and watch your watch go wild.

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Darren has been writing about, and admiring the craft of watchmaking for over a dozen years. He considers himself lucky to live in a golden age of horology, and firmly believes that the most difficult watches to design are the simplest and the most intriguing to discover.


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