NEW: TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-02T Cortina EditionWritten by Melissa Kong
A pop of colour gets our hearts racing.
When TAG Heuer unveiled the Carrera Heuer 02T, it was reportedly the cheapest Swiss-made tourbillon. At S$21,800, it was still a pretty penny but certainly very reasonable, considering the complication involved.
This time round, TAG Heuer has partnered with Cortina Watch to launch the ‘Carrera H02T Cortina Edition’, which is available exclusively on CortinaWatch.online. Like the original, the Carrera Heuer-02T Cortina Edition is inspired by TAG Heuer’s iconic CH-80 and Monaco V4 tourbillons.
Featuring a top section made from carbon and central sections fashioned out of titanium, the watch looks like a beast but is actually incredibly light. A single barrel powers the chronograph and flying tourbillon, and delivers a power reserve of at least 65 hours.
The COSC-certified movement is hand-fitted, assembled and adjusted in-house, with the tourbillon hairspring crafted by TAG Heuer’s partner, Atokalpa. A grade 5 titanium 12-piece modular case houses the whole engine and is paired an orange alligator strap on rubber.
Presented in a special box, the Carrera Heuer-02T Cortina Edition is limited to just 10 pieces on CortinaWatch.online, at S$26,000.
Like most people these days, Melissa tells the time with her phone. She considers serious timepieces works of art and thinks the perpetual calendar is the handiest complication to date (pun not intended). She's also a Grammar Nazi but promises not to judge if you can't tell the difference between "guilloche" and "guillotine".