RS 2.7 limited edition watches from TAG Heuer and Porsche

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

In 2021, Porsche and TAG Heuer entered into a global partnership that honors their brands’ shared history and values. The two brands are once again joining their creative forces by launching two new limited edition timepieces.

The watches are a 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 turns 50 in 2022. To mark the occasion, two TAG signatures Heuer Carrera x Porsche Limited Editions are introduced, showcasing the iconic features that made the 1972 sports car and the 1963 chronograph timeless objects of desire.

“The Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 was the first 911 to be christened ‘Carrera’ and the crowning achievement of the Porsche lineup at that time,” says Detlev von Platen, Member of the Executive Board for Sales and Marketing at Porsche AG. “The anniversary of this sports car icon is the perfect opportunity for us to launch a joint watch with our close partner TAG Heuer, with whom we share the same philosophy and love for exclusive products that combine innovation and heritage. .”

“The name and spirit of the Carrera are incredibly significant and iconic for TAG Heuer and Porsche,” says Frédéric Arnault, CEO of TAG Heuer. “So for the 50th anniversary of the very first Porsche 911 Carrera, the iconic RS 2.7, we wanted to create a tribute watch that would express the character and power of this revolutionary sports car in our very own TAG Heuer Carrera chronograph. two timepieces that we have imagined together are refined, assertive, memorable, they reflect their illustrious past but project something even more exciting, which Porsche and TAG Heuer can now achieve together.

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 October 5, Frédéric Arnault and Detlev von Platen presented the editions at an event in Paris. Beforehand, a road trip with influencers took place in the rural surroundings of the French metropolis, during which spectacular photos were taken. Destinations included the Palace of Versailles as well as the Louis Vuitton Foundation and Baronville Castle. Many Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 and other brand sports cars have been driven.

The first Porsche 911 Carrera

Revealed on October 5, 1972 and designed for racing and rallying, the “Carrera RS” was the first Porsche 911 dedicated to motorsports and nicknamed “Carrera”. The Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 came on the market at the end of the first generation of the 911. At the time, it was the fastest German production automobile of its time and the most powerful 911 available for street use. Lightweight and aerodynamic, it was also the world’s first road sports car to feature a front and rear spoiler (soon to be known as a “ducktail”), which provided better driving stability and top speed. higher.

911 Carrera RSR 2.7, 2022, Porsche SA

The front and rear wheels were different widths for higher cornering speeds and improved braking. A road-legal vehicle intended for customers to participate in racing events. The same philosophy led to the introduction of the Heuer Carrera, a chronograph that was designed for optimal timekeeping and readability in high-speed racing conditions, but was also preferred by those who appreciated sleek design over daily.

Only 1,580 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 and RSR 2.7 were produced, in a range of 27 vibrant colors reminiscent of the 1970s, two of which were selected for TAG Heuer tribute watches: Indischrot (Guards Red) and Glasurblau (Glazier Blue).

The new TAG Heuer Carrera chronographs

The limited edition watches are based on the TAG Heuer Carrera 42mm chronograph with its elegant tri-compax layout, chronograph minute and hour counters at 3 and 9 o’clock and a permanent seconds indicator and date window at 6 hours. Similar to the mighty Porsche 911 Carrera, TAG Heuer equipped its first chronograph with its most advanced movement, the in-house Heuer Caliber 02, with an exceptional 80-hour power reserve. Visible through the sapphire crystal case back, the movement’s oscillating weight is customized to represent Porsche’s three-spoke steering wheel and bears the logos of the two partners side by side.

Porsche and TAG Heuer enter into a strategic partnership

Porsche and Swiss luxury watch manufacturer TAG Heuer have joined forces in a strategic brand partnership.

The Sporty Blue Edition is limited to 500 pieces, marked with a limitation number. The finely polished steel case, rhodium-plated indexes and hour and minute hands recall the car’s chrome door handles, mirrors and window frames. The dial is in smooth white opaline, while the two sub-dials have an eye-catching azure finish.

Seamlessly integrated design codes

Porsche design codes are seamlessly integrated throughout the TAG Heuer piece, with a blue lacquered chronograph and central hands, blue lacquered push-buttons and shield logo on the crown, and blue markings on the weight oscillating wheel of Caliber Heuer 02. The design of the right sub-dial recalls the aesthetic of wheel rims, and the signature color band and Carrera logo make a bold statement on the dial, rim, side of the case and bracelet.

The Sporty Red Edition is even more limited, with just 250 pieces, marked XXX/250. The refined case is in 18-carat 5N pink gold, as are the crown, the pushers and the screwed back in sapphire. The shimmering white dial is framed by a circular Guards Red line and features rose gold-tone applied indexes, a permanent seconds indicator, and hour and minute hands.

The two collector’s watches are each presented in specially designed and co-branded TAG Heuer x Porsche packaging with brightly colored inserts. Available since October 5, 2022, they are sold exclusively in TAG Heuer boutiques, on and at a selection of partner retailers.

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