A stunning work of artistry and watchmaking craftsmanship, the Monaco Piece d’Art is TAG Heuer’s most unique tribute to the iconic Monaco, launched half a century ago
Carbon watch – tenacious like a Formula 1 car
You probably remember today how your recently purchased watch got its first scratch or how that dent appeared on your new car. More or less, that feeling is the same and all you can think about is how much you’d like to turn back time…
Men are known to have a special attachment to their watches and cars, much like a woman's affair with her new high heels. It's hard to get over the feeling when "your baby" gets hurt, but the watchmaking industry has, after a long search for more durable materials, discovered the perfect solution - carbon. Non-scratchable material, which is especially important when it comes to sports watches.
Charmingly industrial and modernly futuristic, carbon fiber watches are a must-have accessory of the present, joining with ceramics and titanium.
Whether you are a watch collector or first encountering carbon fiber, you will flirt with a watch like this at first glance.
There is a charming contrast between the lightness and solidity of the watch, complemented by a strong, technical aesthetic and versatile character. Carbon fiber watches are comfortable to wear, are conceptually interesting and very, very durable.
High mechanical performance, very high chemical resistance, excellent impact resistance - carbon combines all material properties true to the avant-garde spirit of TAG Heuer, which resists the pressure. #dontcrackunderpressure.
The use of these modern materials often not only changes the characteristics of the case (for example hardness), but also turns the watch into a more solid version of stainless steel (or titanium).
In the watchmaking industry, as is the case with many other high performance manufacturing sectors, carbon fiber has become a center of innovation because, not only does it look great, it directly reflects the technology of sports related to the watch industry: automotive and yachting.
Whether it's the fastest speedboats or the best performance racing cars, carbon is king, because this avant-garde material produces watches with unparalleled style and comfort.
Not only is it sturdy and lightweight, it also has a strength that can vary depending on the change in direction of the fibers, and is resistant to heat and moisture, which gives it a great advantage over materials such as steel and aluminum.
If you didn't know, thanks to this material, Formula 1 cars can survive collisions at speeds in excess of 300 km / h. In the aviation industry, carbon has been used for a very long time, and today's aircraft construction would not be possible without carbon fiber.
For the same reason – to make the cars lighter and far more efficient, automotive industry started using this material. Its high cost limited its application to high-performance racing cars only. Its satin, mildly sparkling appearance is specific for each watch and it varies from black to lighter shades of grey when it comes to color.
Carbon shades, modeled on the specific TAG Heuer method, have been applied to each model for a result that is as authentic as it is exceptional, whether you choose a Carrera, Monaco or Aquaracer edition.
Carrera Caliber Heuer 02T
TAG Heuer has long ago proven to be a timepiece for those who love life in the fast lane. Inspired by car racing, the Carrera Caliber Heuer 02T features carbon lugs and a fixed carbon crown.
The dial is a black skeleton with luminescent indices lined with rhodium and a floating tourbillon with a carbon and titanium cage. The watch shows a serious aura of speed and power and proves that black on black does not always have to look sleek and simple, but sporty strong.
TAG HEUER Monaco Bamford
The iconic Monaco watch has been completely restored in collaboration with the Bamford Watch Department, and the result is a contemporary classic with an ultra-modern visual identity, featuring a solid carbon case and a sleek black dial enhanced with marine blue counters.
Aquaracer Carbon edition
The TAG Heuer Aquaracer collection has an expanded range, with three new Carbon models.
Water resistant up to 300m, these models stand out for their pop colors, which is why Aquaracer Carbon is one of the most modern incarnations of the ultimate diving watch.
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