RS 2.7 restricted version watches of TAG Heuer and Porsche

In 2021, Porsche and TAG Heuer entered a world partnership which honors their manufacturers shared historical past and values. The 2 manufacturers are as soon as once more becoming a member of inventive forces, releasing two new limited-edition timepieces.

The watches are a tribute to one in all Porsche’s most iconic fashions and the primary 911 to bear the Carrera title: the Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 which is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary in 2022. To mark the event, two distinctive TAG Heuer Carrera x Porsche Restricted Editions are being launched, showcasing the signature options which have made each the 1972 sports activities automotive and the 1963 chronograph timeless objects of need.

“The Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 was the primary 911 to be christened ‘Carrera’ and the crowning glory of the Porsche vary at the moment,” says Detlev von Platen, Member of the Govt Board for Gross sales and Advertising at Porsche AG. “The anniversary of this sportscar icon is the proper event for us to launch a joint watch with our shut accomplice TAG Heuer, with whom we share the identical philosophy and love for unique merchandise that mix innovation and heritage.”

“The title and spirit of the Carrera are extremely significant and emblematic for each TAG Heuer and Porsche,” says Frédéric Arnault, CEO of TAG Heuer. “So, for the fiftieth anniversary of the very first Porsche 911 Carrera, the long-lasting RS 2.7, we wished to create a tribute watch that may specific the character and energy of this groundbreaking sportscar inside our personal signature TAG Heuer Carrera chronograph. The 2 timepieces we imagined collectively are glossy, assertive, memorable, they mirror their illustrious previous however venture one thing much more thrilling, what Porsche and TAG Heuer can now obtain collectively.”

Sporty Red Edition, TAG Heuer Carrera x Porsche Limited Editions, 2022, Porsche AG

Sporty Blue Edition, TAG Heuer Carrera x Porsche Limited Editions, 2022, Porsche AG

On 5 October, Frédéric Arnault and Detlev von Platen offered the editions at an occasion in Paris. Beforehand, a highway journey with influencers occurred within the rural environment of the French metropolis, throughout which spectacular images had been taken. The locations included the Palace of Versailles in addition to the Fondation Louis Vuitton and the Baronville Palace. Quite a few Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 and different sports activities automobiles of the model had been pushed.

The primary Porsche 911 Carrera

Revealed on October fifth, 1972, and designed for racing and rallying, the “Carrera RS” was the primary Porsche 911 devoted to motorsports and nicknamed “Carrera”. The Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 hit the market on the finish of the primary era of the 911. On the time it was the quickest German manufacturing car of its day and strongest 911 obtainable to be used on the road. Light-weight and aerodynamic, it was additionally the primary highway sports activities automotive on the earth to have a entrance and rear spoiler (quickly to be often known as the “duck tail”), which ensured improved driving stability and the next high pace.

911 Carrera RSR 2.7, 2022, Porsche AG

The wheels on the entrance and rear had been of various widths for increased cornering speeds and improved braking. A road-legal automobile which was meant to allow prospects to participate in racing occasions. The very same philosophy led to the introduction of the Heuer Carrera, a chronograph that was engineered for optimum timekeeping and legibility in high-speed race circumstances however was additionally most well-liked by those that valued glossy design in on a regular basis life.

Solely 1580 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 and RSR 2.7 had been produced, in a spread of 27 vivid colours evocative of the Nineteen Seventies, two of which had been chosen for the TAG Heuer tribute watches: Indischrot (Guards Pink) and Glasurblau (Glazier Blue).

The brand new TAG Heuer Carrera Chronographs

The limited-edition watches are based mostly on the 42-mm TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph with its elegant tri-compax format, minutes and hour chronograph counters at 3 and 9 o’clock and a everlasting second indicator and date window at 6 o’clock. Much like the highly effective Porsche 911 Carrera, TAG Heuer has outfitted its premier chronograph with its most superior motion, the in-house manufactured Caliber Heuer 02, with an excellent energy reserve of 80 hours. Seen although the sapphire crystal case again, the motion’s oscillating mass is custom-made to signify Porsche’s three-spoke steering wheel and bears the 2 companions’ logos facet by facet.

Porsche and TAG Heuer enter into strategic partnership

Porsche and the Swiss luxurious watch producer TAG Heuer have joined forces in a strategic model partnership.

The Sporty Blue Version is restricted to 500 items, marked with a limitation quantity. The finely polished metal case, rhodium-plated indexes and hours and minutes palms recall the automotive’s chrome door handles, mirrors, and window frames. The dial is easy white opalin, whereas the 2 sub-counters have an attention grabbing snailed end.

Seamlessly built-in design codes

Porsche’s design codes are seamlessly built-in all through the TAG Heuer piece, with blue lacquered chronograph and central palms, blue lacquered pushbuttons and defend emblem on the crown and blue markings on the Caliber Heuer 02 oscillating mass. The precise sub-counter design recollects the edges’ aesthetic, and the signature shade stripe and Carrera emblem make a daring assertion on the dial, flange, case facet and strap.

The Sporty Pink Version is much more restricted, with solely 250 items, marked XXX/250. The refined case is 18K 5N rose gold, as are the crown, pushers, and screw-down sapphire case again. The shimmery white dial is framed with a Guards Pink round line and options rose-gold coloured utilized indexes, everlasting second indicator and hour and minutes palms.

The 2 collectors’ timepieces are every offered in a specifically designed and co-branded packaging from TAG Heuer x Porsche with vibrant coloured inserts. Obtainable since October fifth, 2022, they’re offered solely in TAG Heuer boutiques, on and at choose retail companions.