TAG Heuer and Porsche have top-of-mind recall in the case of automaker and watchmaker partnerships, so these restricted version Carrera x Porsche RS 2.7 chronographs might be very nicely acquired. Each Carrera x Porsche RS 2.7 chronographs are tributes to the primary automobile to bear the Carrera title, the Porsche RS 2.7. The unique Ducktail celebrates 50 years of greatness this 12 months, and the Carrera Porsche Particular Editions are becoming anniversary items. Earlier than we get into the watches, we do have to again up a bit as a result of it is a story about Carreras, and a story that unfolded fairly naturally.
TAG Heuer and Porsche formally inked their partnership in 2021, and that is really the primary time the manufacturers have come collectively. Jack Heuer launched the Carrera look ahead to Heuer (no TAG but) in 1963, a full 9 years earlier than Porsche debuted its Carrera mannequin. Whereas the origins for each the automaker and the watchmaker are impartial, the title Carrera started to take form within the minds of lovers. Thus the connections between TAG Heuer and Porsche developed organically, placing a level of pressure-to-deliver on particular editions. This brings us again to the 2 RS 2.7 chronographs, which as you may see are fairly fetching.
Notably, each Carrera x Porsche RS 2.7 chronographs are powered by the Heuer 02 automated calibre, which suggests they’re tri-compax chronographs with dates. The design workforce has turned the RS 2.7 right into a pseudo bi-compax providing, with the date and the operating seconds indication at 6 o’clock being camouflaged. This might be divisive, however it’s clear that the shape issue right here favours the dual-registers design, and the choice would have been to keep away from having the operating seconds present in any respect. That may in all probability have been the extra controversial choice. Additionally intriguing, however in no way controversially, right here is the choice to incorporate textual content throughout the splash of color that intersects with the hour markers. That is additionally camouflaged, and displays a little bit of historical past with the prototype Carrera autos.
“The title and spirit of the Carrera are extremely significant and emblematic for each TAG Heuer and Porsche,” mentioned TAG Heuer CEO Frédéric Arnault. “So, for the fiftieth anniversary of the very first Porsche 911 Carrera, the enduring RS 2.7, we wished to create a tribute watch that might categorical the character and energy of this ground-breaking sports activities automobile inside our personal signature TAG Heuer Carrera chronograph. The 2 timepieces we imagined collectively are smooth, assertive, memorable; they replicate their illustrious previous whereas additionally projecting one thing much more thrilling — what Porsche and TAG Heuer can now obtain collectively.”
“The Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 was the primary 911 to be christened ‘Carrera’ and was the crowning glory of the Porsche vary at the moment,” mentioned Detlev von Platen, Member of the Govt Board for Gross sales and Advertising at Porsche AG. “The anniversary of this sports activities automobile icon is the proper event for us to launch a joint watch with our shut accomplice TAG Heuer, with whom we share the identical philosophy and love for unique merchandise that mix innovation and heritage.”
The Carrera x Porsche RS 2.7 chronographs are available two flavours: one in chrome steel, the opposite 18k rose gold. The metal model comes with two strap choices: material and bracelet, whereas the rose gold model comes with a purple alligator strap. The metal chronograph is restricted to 500 items whereas the rose gold chronograph is restricted to 250 items. Each are boutique exclusives and can be found now. For our cash, the blue detailing on the material strap is fantastic, however the rose gold model may be good for these seeking to rejoice with the precise watch whereas driving the Porsche Carrera.
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