Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the iconic Carrera collection, TAG Heuer presents a new Carrera Plasma Chronograph Tourbillon watch incorporating the Diamant d’Avant-Garde technology.
This breakthrough technology allowed the Swiss luxury watchmaker to introduce lab-grown diamonds on case, crown, dial and indexes of the TAG Heuer Carrera Plasma Tourbillon Nanograph in 2022. This year, the brand takes its cutting-edge and industry-defining CVD expertise one step further, adding lab-grown diamonds in custom, creative shapes to the exclusive timepiece’s aluminum bezel and bracelet.
The spectacular new TAG Heuer Carrera Plasma Diamant D’Avant-Garde is a matte black chronograph echoing the signature features of the TAG Heuer Carrera, with its highly legible, uncluttered bicompax dial, facetted lugs, sporty elegance, reliability, and a timeless spirit.
The 44-mm case, bezel and bracelet are made of sleek black sandblasted anodized aluminum, set with lab-grown diamonds of various imaginative shapes throughout. The case includes 48 lab-gown diamonds for 4.3 carats, the bezel features 26 for a total of 1.9 carats, while the bracelet holds 34 for a total weight of 1.9 carat.
The crown is a 2.5-carat single lab-grown diamond, cut specifically for this piece and optimized to make it even more symmetric. The two steel chronograph pushers at 2 and 6 o’clock have been enhanced with a black DLC coating, to match the watch’s modern matte aesthetic and boldly frame the bright diamond crown.
The arresting dial is made of 4.9 carats composed of 12 diamonds and 3 polycrystalline diamond plates, one of the most groundbreaking features of this piece. This unique dial design is punctuated by 12 indexes made of white gold set with lab-grown diamonds.
The hours and minutes hands are rhodium-plated with matte black lacquer and white Super- LumiNova® for optimal legibility, joining the fine rhodium-plated central hand.
At 3 and 9 o’clock one finds the two elegantly contrasting minutes and hours chronograph sub-counters made of black polycrystalline diamond and animated by finely polished rhodium-plated hands.
The black aluminum bracelet echoes the signature TAG Heuer Carrera H-shaped link tapered bracelet, dotted with a constellation of 34 avant-garde diamonds of a total 1.9 carats. It comes with a steel double folding clasp with safety push buttons, in matching matte black.
With almost every visible component of the standout new chronograph set with Diamant d’Avant-Garde diamonds, the piece weighs a total of 15.5 carats (124 diamonds in total). These lab-grown diamonds attentively selected for the TAG Heuer Carrera Plasma are manufactured by a network of partners, such as Lusix and Diamaze.
Inside this watch beats the Heuer 02 Tourbillon Nanograph Calibre. Developed and manufactured in-house, the COSC-certified chronograph movement features a tourbillon, beating through the dial at 6 o’clock. It offers a 65-hour power reserve in a unique version especially developed for the TAG Heuer Carrera Plasma.
This special edition has been extensively hand-finished and features the oscillating weight in the form of the TAG Heuer shield.
Thanks to its exclusive carbon nanotube hairspring, it delivers exceptional levels of anti-magnetism, shock resistance, stability across temperature ranges and refined geometry for excellent chronometric performance.
Only a limited number of pieces of this highly exclusive watch will be produced. It will be made available upon order in TAG Heuer stores worldwide as of September 2023 at a price point of CHF 500’000.
Model: TAG Heuer Carrera Plasma Diamant d’Avant Garde Chronograph Tourbillon 44 mm, Reference CNBN5A91.BZ0000
Calibre Heuer 02T Nanograph COSC
Hours, minutes, seconds, tourbillon
Polycrystalline diamond dial of 4.9 cts total – composed of 12 diamond indexes and 3 polycrystalline plates
Black aluminum case set with 48 avant- garde diamonds of 4.3 cts
Crown: One single diamond of 2.5 cts
Black aluminum bezel set with 26 avant-garde diamonds of 1.9 cts
Black aluminum bracelet set with1.9 cts composed of 34 avant-garde diamonds
Steel double folding clasp with safety push buttons, in matching matte black