TAG Heuer have done us proud once again with the release of their new TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre Heuer 02T Senna Edition watch, and it isn’t just the fascinating tourbillon movement and complex design that has us delighted either. Unlike many other luxury watch brands that seem to change around their ambassadors every few years, TAG Heuer continues to proudly honour Ayrton Senna even years after his death in 1994.
There have been a huge number of TAG Heuer Senna Special Edition watches released over the past few decades and it is clear that TAG’s loyalty to Ayrton Senna is still as strong as it was when he became the face of their very first #dontcrackunderpressure campaign in 1991. Regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time, “Magic Senna’s” talent and panache is beautifully represented in this new TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre Heuer 02T Senna Edition watch.
There are so many incredible one-of-a-kind details about this TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre Heuer 02T Senna Edition watch that makes it a hugely desirable timepiece for collectors. Not only is this the first time TAG Heuer have released a watch as tribute to Senna which boasts a complex tourbillon regulator inside, but it is also the only COSC-certified tourbillon-chronograph currently on the market. This combined makes its price of only £17,000 truly remarkable.
The complex TAG Heuer Calibre Heuer 02 calibre is displayed magnificently through the skeletonised dial where you can see the tourbillon regulator ticking away effortlessly at 6 o clock replacing what is usually the sub-seconds dial. The calibre also boasts a balance frequency of 28’800 vibrations per hour, 33 jewels and a power reserve of 65 hours. Regarded as Senna’s iconic signature, a bold red ‘S’ decorates the 12-hour chronograph counter at 9 o clock while the 30-minute counter at 3 o clock is kept simple with rhodium plated indexes.
The case of the TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre Heuer 02T Senna Edition watch measures to 45mm in size and is beautifully crafted from black PVD coated sandblasted steel. A black ceramic bezel decorated with a tachymeter scale and sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective treatment on both sides it also fitted to the case. Turn the watch over and through the exhibition case back you can see further into the TAG Heuer Calibre Heuer 02 calibre as well as a special Senna decoration painted onto the sapphire crystal.
TAG Heuer are calling this Senna Special Edition the ‘ultimate motor racing watch’ and we can’t help but agree thanks to its fantastic Senna inspired design, breathtaking tourbillon movement and sporty black leather and rubber strap. For a retail price of only £17,000 as well, there is very little negative to say about this timepiece. If you want to find out more about this watch and order your own, click here.
Specifications: TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre Heuer 02T Senna Edition Watch (CAR5A91.FT6162)
- Case Size: 45mm
- Case Material: Black PVD coated sandblasted steel
- Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
- Bezel: Black ceramic with tachymeter scale
- Crown: Black PVD coated sandblasted steel with rubber inserts
- Case Back: Sapphire crystal with special Senna decoration
- Water Resistance: 100 metres
- Dial: Black skeleton with rhodium plated luminescent indexes
- Movement: TAG Heuer Calibre Heuer 02 Tourbillon Automatic
- Functions: Hour, minute, central chronograph seconds, 12-hour counter, 30 seconds counter
- Power Reserve: 65 hours
- Jewels: 33
- Frequency: 28,800 vph (4Hz)
- Strap: Black leather with rubber inserts
- Buckle: Black PVD coated titanium folding clasp
- RRP: £17,000