In 2021, TAG Heuer and Porsche entered into a global partnership that celebrates their brands’ shared history and values. They are once again joining creative forces with the fourth instalment of their collaborative product design, 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.
To mark the occasion, two distinctive TAG Heuer Carrera x Porsche Limited Editions are being introduced, showcasing the signature features that have made both the 1972 sports car and the 1963 chronograph timeless objects of desire.
The first Porsche 911 Carrera
Revealed on 5 October 1972 at the Paris Motor Show, the Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 is still immensely popular among collectors. The 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.
Vibrant TAG Heuer Carrera chronographs
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. Similar to the powerful Porsche 911 Carrera, TAG Heuer has equipped its chronograph with its most advanced movement, 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 blue edition is limited to 500 pieces, marked XXX/500. The red edition is even more limited, with only 250 pieces marked XXX/250. These two collectors’ timepieces are each presented in specially designed, co-branded TAG Heuer × Porsche packaging with vibrantly colored inserts. Available since 5 October 2022, they are sold exclusively in TAG Heuer boutiques, on the brand’s e-commerce websites and at select retail partners.