In French, the word “tourbillon” means vortex. A vortex is a cloud of wind or water that spins so fast that it pulls the object to the center of its void. In terms of clocks (the research and measurement of time and the art of making clocks), the tourbillon is an additional function of the fashion watch escapement.
More than 200 years ago, pocket watches became the most widely used portable timepiece. Because their position in the pocket always remains the same, the accuracy is affected and unbalanced. Thanks to the tourbillon invention applied by Abraham-Louis Breguet in 1801, this imbalance was compensated.
If the watch tends to run faster in some positions and slower in others, you can rotate all timing components 360 degrees to make the watch pass the fast and slow positions, and the speed error will cancel each other out . The key fact about the tourbillon is that it is driven from behind and the power rises to the pinion behind the cage. When it transfers energy to the cage to make it turn, it both provides power for the rotation around the fixed gear. Give it power again. The power of the escapement.
In addition to the unique 1-minute Tourbil lon function, TAG Heuer cheap experts have also developed a carbon balance spring to adjust the watch. It is made of natural gas, can control the vibration of the balance, and can withstand 5,000G shock, magnetic field and extreme temperature, and ensure the best accuracy, while improving the timing performance.
In addition to being the first watch to be adjusted by this carbon balance spring, it also has an innovative new dial design-a nano-hexagonal pattern, which is one million times smaller than a millimeter. The dial is multi-layered, and the movement has a hexagonal shape with sandblasting and fine brushes, which can be seen through the hollowed-out dial, which is also mirrored on the back of the transparent case. The COSC-certified chronograph meets the official chronograph standards and is highlighted by three sub-dials: the minute and hour counters at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock, and the tourbillon at 6 o’clock. The neon green anodized aluminum bridge adds a vivid color. Equipped with neon chronograph seconds hand, black gold-plated hour markers and hour and minute hands.
The 45-mm case of the imposing 45-pound is made of fine brushing, black PVD-coated grade 2 titanium alloy, and is equipped with sturdy carbon fiber lugs and an adjustable fixed bezel with a tachymeter scale. The dial is protected by crystals-the sapphire crystal glass is anti-reflective treatment on both sides, and unique decorations are provided on the front and back of the case to improve readability. The black strap is a sturdy and durable mixture of calfskin and rubber, and is equipped with neon green stitching to complement the case, and is equipped with a titanium folding clasp, which can be worn firmly on the wrist.
The core of this Swiss-made timepiece is the TAG Heuer Calibre Heuer 02 Tourbillon Nanograph automatic movement, 31 mm in diameter, 33 rubies, and a balance frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour. The 100 m waterproof performance is very suitable for daily wear and has an amazing power reserve of 65 hours.
It is available in its own special packaging and also includes a complementary watch winder for your convenience.
Back to its roots
TAG Heuer Carrera draws inspiration from the legendary Carrera Pan Americana road race and debuted in 1963 as the brand’s original racing chronograph, and has since become one of the most popular sports watches in the world.
The new TAG Heuer Carrera chronograph has timeless design and outstanding performance, reflecting the original timepiece and the adrenaline-filled world of motorsports, and is equipped with a clean dial that is easy to read on and off the track. So, what makes these new models unique? Let’s find out…
Fashionable and sophisticated aesthetics
All watches are water resistant to 100m, and the aesthetic style of the Carrera chronograph is reminiscent of the original Tag Heuer Carrera launched in 1963. It is made of 42mm polished and fine-brushed stainless steel case. The stylish stainless steel bezel does not have a tachymeter. The ruler presents a refined and elegant appearance.
The Carrera Sport chronograph is slightly larger, with a 44mm stainless steel case and sports tachometer bezel. Thanks to the alternate polishing and fine brushing of the case and the new H-shaped bracelet, it still manages to maintain a sleek appearance.
Both the Carrera Chronograph and Carrera Sport Chronograph use a streamlined H-shaped stainless steel bracelet. The wrist feels thinner and lighter. The Carrera Sport Chronograph has shorter lugs and is more comfortable.
If you don’t like stainless steel bracelets, the black and rose gold Carrera Sport chronograph version comes with a leather strap, and the anthracite and silver dial Carrera chronograph version comes with a brown alligator leather strap.
The TAG Heuer Calibre Heuer 02 movement is located at the heart of all watches. With just one tap, your watch will keep ticking for an impressive 80 hours. It is made entirely by Chevenez of TAG Heuer, made in Switzerland, and includes 168 components, including column wheels and vertical clutches to ensure superior quality.
Why do we love it so much? You can see all the intricate details of the movement through the transparent sapphire crystal case back.
When it comes to Carrera chronographs, you can choose between black creamy white, blue daylight brushed dials, anthracite daylight brushed dials or creamy silver dials, all of which come with two “blue” subdials. The discreet date window is located at 6 o’clock and you can see a small second hand in motion.
On the other hand, the Carrera Sport chronograph comes in dark blue, the trendy soft olive green, or you can choose between two black versions-all versions come with a fixed tachymeter ring (blue or black ceramic or stainless steel).
And, most importantly, all these eye-catching dials are protected by dome and beveled sapphire crystal glass, and are treated with double anti-reflective treatment.