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Watch and Brand News Introducing: Tag Heuer Carrera “Tête de Vipère” Chronograph Tourbillon Chronometer Baselworld 2018

Celebrating 55 years since the Heuer Carrera was first created, this brand new Chronograph Tourbillon Chronometer is being released as a limited edition of 155 pieces.

This new release is a very modern version of the Carrera Chronograph, with a contemporary design with two classic and well known complications: a tourbillon and a chronograph. The movement is housed in a midnight blue ceramic case, complemented by a ceramic bezel and lugs. Visible through the exhibition caseback is the Tête de Vipère stamp, applied to the bridge.

Technical Details

  • Reference CAR5A93.FC6442
  • Diameter 45 mm
  • Blue ceramic case, lugs and bezel with tachometer scale
  • Ssapphire case back with black PVD coating
  • Movement: TAG Heuer HEUER-02T calibre,
  • Automatic Chronograph combined with a “Viper’s Head” Tourbillon certified by the Besançon Observatory
  • Black skeleton dial with 2 rhodium-plated counters: Chronograph minute counter at 3 o’clock and Chronograph hour counter at 9 o’clock
  • Blue Tourbillon at 6 o’clock
  • Water resistance 100 metres
  • Matte black alligator sewn onto black rubber with blue stitching
  • Grade 2 titanium folding buckle and dual safety push-buttons

Tête de Vipère from the Besancon Observatory

Since 2006, only 500 watches have been awarded the Tête de Vipère by the Besancon Observatory. This stamp was first applied to a chronometer in 1897 and was abandoned from the 1970s until it was relaunched in 2006. To obtain the certificate of excellence, each fully assembled watch undergoes a protocol involving 16 days of testing, five positions and three different temperatures.

The Observatory, operating on behalf of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures, is the only independent, public organization able to inspect chronometers. This stamp certifies the watch as a whole, not just the movement.

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