TAG Heuer Carrera x Porsche RS 2.7 Limited Editions: Tribute to the Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7

Swiss luxury watch brand TAG Heuer is releasing two new limited-edition timepieces in tribute to one of Porsche’s most iconic models and the first 911 to bear the Carrera name: the Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2022.

Revealed on 5 October 1972 at the Paris Motor Show, the Porsche 911 Carrera RS .7 is still immensely popular among collectors.

This legendary sports car was produced in a range of 27 vivid colors evocative of the 1970s, two of which were selected for the TAG Heuer tribute watches: The red and the blue.

The colors stood out on some of the car’s unique and unmistakable features: the bold five-spoke rims, the Carrera and Porsche logos on the body panels, and the famous solid line down the side of the car. In contrast, the rest of the body was bright white.

The same two-tone aesthetic was applied to the limited-edition watches. They are based on the 42-mm TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph with its elegant tricompax layout, minutes and hour chronograph counters at 3 and 9 o’clock, and a permanent second indicator and date window at 6 o’clock.

TAG Heuer has equipped this chronograph with the in-house manufactured Calibre Heuer 02, with an outstanding power reserve of 80 hours.

Visible though the sapphire crystal case back, the movement’s oscillating mass is customized to represent Porsche’s three-spoke steering wheel and bears the two partners’ logos side by side.

The TAG Heuer Carrera x Porsche RS 2.7 Blue Edition is limited to 500 pieces, marked XXX/500. The finely polished steel case, rhodium- plated indexes and hours and minute hands recall the car’s chrome door handles, mirrors and window frames. The dial is made of smooth white opaline, while the two sub-counters feature an eye-catching “azurage” finish.

Porsche’s design codes are seamlessly integrated throughout the TAG Heuer piece, with its blue lacquered chronograph and central hands, blue lacquered push buttons and shield logo on the crown, and blue markings on the Calibre Heuer 02 oscillating mass.

The right sub-counter design recalls the rims’ aesthetic, while the signature color stripe and Carrera logo make a bold statement on the dial, flange, case side, and strap.

For this special edition, the timepiece is presented with both a sporty fabric strap with the Porsche logo and Carrera markings, as well as an elegant steel bracelet with ergonomic H-shaped links for more formal occasions.

The TAG Heuer Carrera x Porsche RS 2.7 Red Edition is even more limited, with only 250 pieces marked XXX/250. The refined case is in 18K 5N rose gold, as are the crown, pushers, and screw-down sapphire case back.

The shimmery white dial is framed with a Guards Red circular line and features rose-gold-colored applied indexes, permanent second indicator, and hour and minute hands.

The fiery signature Porsche color is also reflected in the subtle red touches on the chronograph and seconds hands, sub-counter markings, and seconds scale on the flange.

The Calibre Heuer 02, which is visible through the case back, is engraved with sleek black markings. Complementing this sophisticated case is a luxurious red alligator strap with a solid rose gold pin buckle.

These two collectors’ timepieces are each presented in specially designed, co-branded TAG Heuer × Porsche packaging with vibrantly colored inserts.

Available from 5 October 2022, they will be sold exclusively in TAG Heuer boutiques, on the brand’s e-commerce websites and at select retail partners.

Technical details

Model: TAG Heuer Carrera x Porsche RS 2.7 Blue Edition
Reference CBN2016.EB0275

Movement
TAG Heuer Calibre Heuer 02 Automatic

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph

Dial
Blue and white dial 3 counters:
– 3 o’clock: white “azurage” minute chronograph counter; blue lacquered hand
– 6 o’clock: permanent second indicator; rhodium-plated hand
– 9 o’clock: white “azurage” hour chronograph counter; blue lacquered hand
Rhodium-plated polished applied indexes, hour and minute hands with white
Super-LumiNova®
Blue polished central hand
6 o’clock date

Case
42 mm diameter
Polished stainless-steel case
Domed, beveled sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective treatment
Stainless-steel crown at 3 o’clock, with push buttons at 2 and 4 o’clock
Stainless-steel sapphire crystal screw-down case back
Limited and numbered with special engraving XXX/500
Water resistance: 100 meters

Strap
Two straps: 1× fabric and 1× steel bracelet
Steel folding clasp with double safety push buttons Fabric strap with pin buckle

Availability
October 2022

Edition
Limited to 500 pieces

Model: TAG Heuer Carrera x Porsche RS 2.7 Red Edition
Reference CBN2045.FC8316

Movement
TAG Heuer Calibre Heuer 02 Automatic

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph

Dial
Red and white dial 3 counters:
– 3 o’clock: white minute chronograph counter; red lacquered hand
– 6 o’clock: permanent second indicator; rose-gold-coloured hand
– 9 o’clock: white hour chronograph counter; red lacquered hand
Polished, rose-gold-colored applied indexes, hour and minute hands with white Super-LumiNova®
Red polished central hand
6 o’clock date

Case
42 mm diameter
18K 5N rose gold polished case
Domed, beveled sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective treatment
18K 5N rose gold standard crown at 3 o’clock, with push buttons at 2 and 4
o’clock
18K 5N rose gold sapphire crystal screw-down case back; Limited and numbered with special engraving XXX/250
Water resistance: 100 meters

Strap
Red alligator strap
18K 5N rose gold pin buckle

Availability
October 2022

Edition
Limited to 250 pieces