Baselworld 2018: It’s Rare To See This Observatory Certification Tag Heuer Carrera Tourbillon Chronograph

In 1897, the ‘Tête de Vipère’ mark of Besançon Observatory appeared for the first time on a precision timepiece. As a high quality guarantee of time measurement, this mark represents unparalleled precision. This certification was terminated in the 1970s and reactivated in 2006. So far only 500 watches have received the Tête de Vipère mark. To achieve this certification of excellence, each fully assembled watch must pass a series of tests over 16 days, in five orientations and at three different temperatures.

In order to celebrate the 55th anniversary of Carrera, the brand’s new limited edition watch is limited to 155

The Besançon Observatory, representing the Bureau of International Weights and Measures (Bureau International des Poids et Mesures), is the only independent public agency that receives precision timepiece testing. This mark is not only a proof of quality and precision, but also a sign that the expertise is almost perfect. In fact, the mark not only certifies the movement, but also the entire watch.

The Carrera Tourbillon Precision Chronograph combines the two complex functions of a chronograph and a tourbillon. In particular, it passed the precision test of the Besançon Observatory in France, and obtained the Tête de Vipère (Viper Head) mark at one stroke. Few watches on the altar reach this level

TAG Heuer TAG HEUER released the modern Carrera Tourbillon Precision Chronograph in 2018 with a contemporary design that showcases two of the most famous complex mechanisms of traditional watchmaking: tourbillon and chronograph. The movement is housed in a charming night blue ceramic case with a ceramic bezel and lugs. Movement barrel and automatic dial are embellished with blue. Polished, matte and micro-blasted surface treatments show elegance and modernity, while also revealing the high-quality image of Swiss watchmaking. The Tête de Vipère stamp is engraved on the bridge and is clearly visible through the sapphire crystal on the case back.

Not only the barrel is decorated with blue, but also the automatic case back is also covered with blue to echo the blue ceramic case. In addition, the Tête de Vipère (Viper Head) mark can be seen on the back of the movement, which symbolizes the watch. High precision and rarity

A black alligator leather strap lined with rubber and decorated with blue stitching, accentuates TAG Heuer’s classic sporty look. The Carrera ‘Tête de Vipère’ tourbillon precision chronograph is a symbol of high-quality craftsmanship and perfect mastery of industrial processes and manufacturing costs. TAG HEUER, founded in 1860 and moving towards the vanguard route, adds another strong force.

Carrera ‘Tête de Vipère’

Ceramic material / HEUER-02T self-winding movement / hour, minute, small second display / tourbillon device / chronograph function / sapphire crystal, transparent bottom cover / waterproof 100 meters / 45mm diameter Price: 150,000 RMB