TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph x Porsche 963: A Modern Racing Watch

2024-06-14 // LuxePodium
Introducing the TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph x Porsche 963, a bold and contemporary watch inspired by the 24h of Le Mans race.

An ultra-modern version of the Carrera Chronograph with an openworked dial is set to make its debut at the upcoming 101st edition of the famous 24h of Le Mans race. This weekend, on Saturday the 15th, TAG Heuer will be present at the race as the sponsor of Porsche. As part of their ongoing partnership, TAG Heuer has released a new version of its iconic racing chronograph as a tribute to the endurance race.

The Carrera name holds great significance for TAG Heuer in the world of motorsport. Named after the legendary Carrera Panamericana race, the Carrera collection has a long association with Porsche and its racing cars. The new Carrera Chronograph x Porsche 963 is a modern and bold watch that reflects the cutting-edge technology and endurance of the race. It features a large modular case with an angular design and an openworked dial.

The Carrera Chronograph x Porsche 963 has a 44mm stainless steel case with recessed sides and a black PVD-coated grained surface. The left side of the case features a Porsche signature in silver, while the right side has a black coated crown and pushers. The fixed bezel is made of forged carbon with a tachymeter scale and the Porsche logo in luminescent printing. The watch also features classic Carrera lugs with a strap connection inspired by NACA air inlets found on race cars.

The dial of the Carrera Chronograph x Porsche 963 is openworked, with a complex architecture and a polarizing design. It features circular shapes and a radial-style spiderweb pattern, reminiscent of Porsche's racing car chassis. The dial has a classic tri-compax display with closed sub-dials for improved legibility. The watch also has Super-LumiNova block indexes, red accents on the chronograph hands, and a date revealer coated with SLN for easy reading in low-light conditions.

Powering the watch is the in-house calibre TH20-00, also known as Heuer-02. This automatic movement features a column-wheel and vertical clutch architecture for a smooth start of the chronograph function. It has a power reserve of 80 hours and a rotor shaped like a Porsche steering wheel. The watch is worn on a black integrated rubber strap and comes with a folding clasp with micro-adjustment.

The TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph x Porsche 963 is released as a limited edition of 963 individually numbered pieces. It will be delivered in a Porsche-styled packaging, complete with a travel pouch. The watch is priced at [price].