When the going gets tough the tough get going. Swiss watchmakers Tag Heuer are all heart, having created a limited-edition model, a unique piece, the Carrera Chronograph Calibre Heuer 02 Tourbillon “Odd Balls” Edition. A special edition joined other timepieces that were auctioned as part of the “Odd Balls Charity Auction” a digital fundraiser, imagined and led by founder of Revolution, Wei Koh, recently. The totality of the proceeds were donated to the WHO COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund- By Priyanka Sippy
Tag Heuer has always been amongst my favorite watchmakers, and among the first few watches I added to my collection. The Carrera Chronograph Calibre Heuer 02 Tourbillon is more than art on your wrist, it is your heart on your wrist.Encased in a 45-mm black sandblasted ceramic case with a fixed black matte ceramic tachymeter scale bezel, black PVD steel pushers, crown and sapphire case back, on a black leather-on-rubber alligator strap, the timepiece is riveting.
The stunning black opalin skeletonized dial design, with rhodium-plated chronograph sub dials at 3 and 9 o’clock, features an exclusive variation of the TAG Heuer shield logo, inverted to represent the #StayHome spirit in the form of a house. The applied indexes and the hour and minute hands are polished and satin-finished, then lined with Super-LumiNova. The black flying tourbillon beats subtly within the latticework dial at 6 o’clock. Around the open case back, a special engraving including the of name of the donator and “Revolution – Covid-19 Solidarity Auction – Unique Piece” recognizes the extraordinary circumstances which led to the creation of this special edition.
The COSC-certified Calibre Heuer 02T in-house movement features a black column wheel and a carbon tourbillon upper cage, it beats at 28’800 A/h (4 Hz) and has a power reserve of at least 65 hours. The special edition TAG Heuer Carrera blends bold design and Haute Horlogerie technical expertise, imbued with a heartfelt message of courage and hope that will always be with the wearer of this outstanding watch for a lifetime. A memory of a challenging and trying time.
Swiss luxury watchmaker TAG Heuer presented a special edition of its iconic COSC-certified tourbillon chronograph Carrera to be auctioned as part of the “Odd Balls Charity Auction” imagined and led by founder of Revolution, Wei Koh. The unique piece joined other watches and artworks in the digital fundraiser. The totality of the proceeds were donated to the WHO COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.