In March 2018, it was announced that TAG Heuer would become the Official Watch Partner and Connected Watch Partner of Aston Martin and Aston Martin Racing. The second watch from the collaboration was revealed recently with the global release of the TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre Heuer 01 Aston Martin Special Edition.
“This timepiece is a beautiful reflection of the design language of both Aston Martin and TAG Heuer. The collaboration provided a fascinating opportunity for us to work with the creative talents at TAG Heuer to design a product that truly showcased beautiful bespoke craftsmanship that reflects the importance of peak performance. Each watch will provide its owner with a taste of the Aston Martin luxury lifestyle where there is attention paid to every detail. They will also enjoy the craftsmanship and build quality that is synonymous with the two brands.” – Marek Reichman, Aston Martin Vice-President and Chief Creative Officer
The 45mm solid steel case features special parallel lines pattern and is rimmed by a ceramic black brushed tachymeter bezel with Aston Martin engraving. It is covered by a bevelled, domed sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective treatment, while the case back is black PVD steel screwed sapphire with a special engraving.
Exclusive to this timepiece is the reshaped lugs inspired by the distinct lines of Aston Martin’s bodywork. Other details include a black steel rubber crown at the three-hour mark and steel push buttons at two and four-hour marks. The case is water resistant to 100 meters. The bracelet is a matte black rubber or leather strap with special embossing and a steel folding clasp.
The TAG Heuer Calibre Heuer 01 movement is an Automatic calibre with rapid date correction featuring 39 rubies with 40 to 50 hours of power reserve. The movement is visible through the honeycomb pattern on the black opaline dial. The dial is skeletonised in a hexagonal pattern and recalls the details on the new Vantage.
The dial houses three counters: a rhodium plated “azurage” minute chronograph at 12 hours, an hour chronograph at 6 hours, and black opaline permanent second indicator with Aston Martin logo at 9 hours. The hour and minute hands are Rhodium plated while the indexes are polished, faceted and applied with white superluminova. Rhodium is also found on the red lacquered central hand, and the polished TAG Heuer applied logo. The angled date is between the three and four-hour indexes.
The TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre Heuer 01 Aston Martin Special Edition is available now from TAG Heuer retailers, in-stores and online.