Swiss luxury watchmaker TAG Heuer presents a special edition of its iconic COSC-certified tourbillon chronograph Carrera to be auctioned as part of the “ODD BALLS Charity Auction” imagined and led by founder of Revolution, Wei Koh. The unique piece will join other watches and artworks in the digital fundraiser mid-June. The totality of the proceeds will be donated to the WHO COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
TAG Heuer is leveraging its watchmaking expertise to give a generous watch enthusiast the opportunity to directly contribute to the global efforts in fighting the pandemic. This unique piece of horological excellence will forever be a meaningful tribute to the world’s strength, resilience and solidarity in these difficult times.
The one-of-a-kind design will be presented in the one-week online auction hosted on a Givergy platform for Revolution (#bidonourballs). The buyer will be invited to TAG Heuer’s Swiss manufacture in the Fall to meet the watchmakers who worked on their watch and receive it, complete with a personalized engraving. They will also be hosted by the brand for an exclusive experience at an iconic motor-racing event in 2021.
The Carrera Chronograph Calibre Heuer 02 Tourbillon is a striking wrist-worn work of art in a 45-mm black sandblasted ceramic case with a fixed black matte ceramic tachymeter scale bezel, black PVD steel pushers, crown and sapphire case back, on a black leather-on-rubber alligator strap.
The avant-garde black opalin skeletonized dial design, with rhodium-plated chronograph subdials at 3 and 9 o’clock, features an exclusive variation of the TAG Heuer shield logo, inverted to represent the #StayHome spirit in the form of a house. The applied indexes and the hour and minute hands are polished and satin-finished, then lined with Super-LumiNova®.
The black flying tourbillon beats subtly within the latticework dial at 6 o’clock. Around the open case back, a special engraving including the name of the donator and “REVOLUTION – COVID-19 SOLIDARITY AUCTION – UNIQUE PIECE” recognizes the extraordinary circumstances which led to the creation of this special edition.
The COSC-certified Calibre Heuer 02T in-house movement features a black column wheel and a carbon tourbillon upper cage, it beats at 28’800 A/h (4 Hz) and has a power reserve of at least 65 hours.
The special edition TAG Heuer Carrera marries bold design and Haute Horlogerie technical prowess, infused with an emotional message of courage and hope that will accompany the wearer of this exclusive piece for a lifetime.
Model: TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Calibre Heuer 02 Tourbillon “ODD BALLS” Edition, Reference CAR5A90.FC6415
TAG Heuer Calibre Heuer 02 Tourbillon manufacture movement
Automatic chronograph combined with a COSC-certified tourbillon
Black top plate with Côtes de Genève decoration
Black column wheel
Carbon tourbillon upper cage bridge
Power reserve of at least 65 hours
Chronograph: hour, minute and second counters; tourbillon
Diameter 45 mm
Matte black sandblasted ceramic
Matte black ceramic fixed bezel with tachymeter scale
Beveled, domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
Alternate finishing black PVD, black steel, rubber standard crown, push buttons and screwed sapphire case back
Personalized engraved case back
Black opaline skeletonized dial
Black flange with 60 second/minute scale
Rhodium-plated alternate finishing chronograph with minute and hour counters at 3 and 9 o’clock
Black alternate finishing tourbillon
Rhodium-plated alternate finishing indexes and hands with black Super-LumiNova®
Rhodium-plated polished central hand
Special edition rhodium-plated reversed shield logo
Matt black alligator leather and rubber strap
Black PVD titanium folding clasp