TAG Heuer Carrera Plasma Diamant d’Avant Garde Chronograph Tourbillon

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.

TAG Heuer Carrera Plasma Diamant d’Avant Garde Chronograph Tourbillon

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.

TAG Heuer Carrera Plasma Diamant d’Avant Garde Chronograph Tourbillon

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.

Technical details

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

September 2023