TAG Heuer has put forth a unique opportunity for the lucky winner of its Only Watch charity auction package—a lunch for four with Jean-Claude Biver, TAG Heuer CEO and president of LVMH’s watch division.
Just as enticing are its one-of-a-kind TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 and Carrera Heuer-02 Tourbillon watches for the highest bidder. Just earlier this year, the watchmaker released the second generation of its Connected smartwatch as well as celebrated the production of its 1,000th COSC-certified tourbillon.
To crown the achievement, a special presentation box set containing both a Connected Modular 45 and a Carrera Heuer-02 Tourbillon was listed on eBay, through which the sales proceed goes to the Make-A-Wish foundation.
In producing its own low-inertia tourbillon made from carbon fibre and titanium, TAG Heuer not only succeeded in rolling out an exquisite mechanical refinement but also kept the pricing attainable to many watch enthusiasts. The Carrera Heuer-02 Tourbillon is the most affordable tourbillon-equipped mechanical chronograph in the market. The fact that it adheres to COSC’s stringent standards means its time-keeping accuracy satisfies even the fussiest of collectors.
For this TAG Heuer Only Watch Special Edition, both watches adopt the signature yellow colour of the charitable foundation. The Connected Modular 45 is dressed in an eye-catching hue particularly noticeable on its bezel and perforated rubber strap. On the other hand, the Carrera Heuer-02 Tourbillon has a more subtle makeover in the form of its minute and hour hands, indices and hands of its sub-dials. The set also comes with a more low-key perforated black rubber strap.
Powered by an Intel chip and an Android 2.0 interface, the Connected Modular 45 is water resistant to 50m, features GPS and NFC capabilities, an AMOLED screen, and a selection of infinitely customisable TAG Heuer dials. The back of the timepiece is engraved with “Only Watch 7th edition – 2017” with the number “Only Watch 1/1”.
The Carrera Heuer-02 Tourbillon, meanwhile, is a full-fledged skeleton chronograph boasting a tachymeter and a tourbillon. Its manufacture Calibre Heuer 02-T movement stores over 65 hours of power reserve. The 45mm automatic chronograph is water resistant to 100m.
The Only Watch auction is set for Saturday, 11 November 2017, 2.30pm Geneva time.