Brand ambassadors aren’t new. Thirty years prior, TAG Heuer previously had several of them as a feature of the brand’s showcasing strategy. One was, be that as it may, more significant than others: a genuine icon named Ayrton Senna. He is the one that made TAG Heuer cool once more, thinking back to the 1980s and 1990s, by wearing a truly not-so-discreet, steel and gold, Analog-Digital TAG Heuer S/el. However, around then, it was the watch to have for F1 fans. Times have changed, Senna is a distant memory and the design of watches has changed as well (for preferred more over for worse) yet TAG still relies on Ayrton’s emanation to make F1-situated timepieces – and the as of late introduced Carrera Senna Editions with Heuer 02 and Heuer 02T Tourbillon movements still hold the cool factor of “Magic Senna”.
These new TAG Heuer Carrera Senna Editions aren’t the first current iterations of Senna-marked pieces. In 2015 as of now , the brand once again introduced the watches with a huge red “S” in Carrera cases and the exceptionally cool Link bracelet (with twofold S links), however with a more discreet and more present day taste than the original TAG Heuer S/el (Sports and Elegance) worn by Ayrton. Be that as it may, these were rather standard versions furnished with Caliber 16 (a Valjoux 7750) and a déja-vu design. The new versions that TAG Heuer introduces today are on the other more appealing side with regards to the mechanics.
For the new TAG Heuer Carrera Senna Editions, the brand unveils two watches. One is based on the Carrera Heuer 02 and the other features the complex (yet very accessible) Caliber Heuer 02T, a combination of tourbillon and chronograph.
The TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 02 Senna Edition
The first watch presented by TAG is based on the cutting edge, super sporty and secluded Carrera case. Nonetheless, there are numerous differences on this watch, compared to the normal Heuer 02 we’ve shown you recently. Absolutely, the focal piece of the watch feels recognizable, with its 43mm steel holder, its contrasting dark fired bezel and its general specialized look.
Yet, on the off chance that you look carefully, you’ll notice that the lugs are entirely extraordinary – shorter and substantially more adjusted than what you’ll find on other Carrera watches . Also, to be consistent with the Senna theme, the bracelet relies on the notable twofold S shape or the so-called Link bracelet. Soft, super comfortable, it drastically changes the style of the watch.
The TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 02 Senna Edition retains the style of other present day Carreras with regards to its openworked, specialized looking dial. On this edition, the fundamental plate is emptied with a realistic example and plated in dull dim – another distinction with the normal Heuer 02 , which features an alternate example for the base plate. Enormous applied Arabic numerals, dark sub-counters, striking hands and numerous red accents complete this hustling inspired watch.
The other significant update concerns the development, as this watch is furnished with the Caliber Heuer 02. In the coming months, this development will supplant the Caliber Heuer 01 (itself based on the Seiko-determined type 1887, with its 6-9-12 design). The 02 is entirely produced in-house by TAG Heuer and benefits from its coordinated design with segment wheel, vertical grasp, 75-hour power reserve and a visually more adjusted 3-6-9 format. The development is visible through the sapphire caseback with a huge, red Senna logo transferred.
The TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 02 Senna Edition is currently accessible at retailers and on tagheuer.com , at a cost of CHF 5,800.
Specs: 43mm distance across – brushed steel case, water-resistant to 100m – dark ceramic bezel – Caliber Heuer 02, incorporated chronograph, 4Hz recurrence, 75h force reserve – sapphire crystal front and back – stainless steel Link bracelet – ref. CBG2013.BA0657
The TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 02T Tourbillon Senna Edition
The second watch is based on TAG Heuer’s flagship watch, the tourbillon/chronograph/chronometer Heuer 02T – perhaps the most accessible tourbillon watch accessible available, however not the least interesting either. Here, changes compared to other editions of the Carrera Heuer 02T are more restricted, with differences just in the materials and colors. The metallic Link bracelet isn’t part of this watch.
Once once more, the 45mm precise Carrera case is conveyed however made of dark covered sandblasted steel, with a matte dark fired bezel. It is delivered on a dark elastic strap with dark leather inserts and red stitchings. The principle differences are to be seen on the dial, with the Senna S logo applied in the 12-hour counter at 9 o’clock, a Senna logo on the bezel and several red accents everywhere on the watch.
Inside the case is a complex development, the Heuer 02T. As shown by its name, it is based on the 02 development seen on the other Senna edition, however managed by a tourbillon – visible on the dial side, instead of the small seconds sub-dial. An extraordinariness in its sort, this development isn’t just accessible however it is the lone COSC-guaranteed tourbillon-chronograph now available. Very astounding for a watch estimated around 20K… Certainly, the finishing remains industrial however precision is on par.
The TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 02T Tourbillon Senna Edition is presently accessible at selected retailers and estimated at CHF 20,400. More details on tagheuer.com .
Specs: 45mm width – black-covered sandblasted steel case, water-resistant to 100m – matte dark earthenware bezel – Caliber Heuer 02T, coordinated tourbillon-chronograph, chronometer guaranteed, 4Hz recurrence, 65h force reserve – sapphire crystal front and back – elastic/leather strap with collapsing clasp – ref. CAR5A91.FT6162