TAG Heuer has unveiled its latest addition, a new Carrera Calibre Heuer 02T Tourbillon Nanograph.
The piece, presented as part of the first day of the show on Monday, contains a hairspring made of a carbon composite invented, patented and produced by the Swiss watchmaker.
The hairspring regulates the Heuer 02T manufacture movement which is fitted with a tourbillon mechanism, meeting official standards for classification as a chronometer.
Stéphane Bianchi, CEO of the LVMH Watchmaking Division and CEO of TAG Heuer, thinks the watch represents what TAG Heuer aims to be as a brand.
She explained: “This new interpretation of the TAG Heuer Carrera with its advanced in-house technology underscores our legacy in achieving watchmaking excellence and proves that we remain true to our values of performance, disruption and avant-garde.”
TAG Heuer’s product director, Guy Bove, added: “With this new skeletonized tourbillon model in the Carrera range, we wanted to highlight TAG Heuer’s capabilities both in engineering and in the development of compelling movements.
He continued: “Like its predecessors, the Carrera Calibre Heuer 02T Tourbillon Nanograph is a force of disruption in haute horlogerie, thanks to its visually exciting blend of modern, high-tech aesthetics and precise, elegant proportions: hallmarks of the Carrera collection for over 50 years.”
The watch’s case is 45mm in diameter and, along with its lugs, is made of black PVC titanium.
It black open-worked dial has a hexagonal pattern, a black flange with 60-second scale, black gold-plated chronograph minute and hour counters and tourbillon frame, rhodium-plated indexes and hands filled with SuperLuminova.
Set to cost consumers $26,636, the watch will be available from retailers this month.