Watch Of The Week: Tag Heuer Carrera Heuer 02

Elegant and sophisticated, Tag's Black Phantom Titanium is leading the black-on-black watch party

In high watchmaking, a tourbillon is a device to negate the negative effects of gravity on a watch movement by housing the escapement and balance wheel (two rather important components) in an oscillating cage. 

Historically, only watches in the £40k and above category would ever be fitted with a tourbillon, so complex is the engineering. Until now. 

This year, Tag Heuer released the latest addition to its Carrera Heuer series, the black-on-black (on black) Carrera Heuer 02. A COSC-certified automatic chronograph, this beast of a watch has a width of 45mm, features an intimidating black skeleton dial and is fitted with a titanium and carbon flying tourbillon. The sporty strap is black alligator leather sewn onto rubber. 

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Most impressive? The Carrera Heuer 02 is priced at just over £16k, which is unheard of for a watch of this complexity and accuracy. The even better news? It's available now in a production run of 250 watches.

Carrera Heuer 02 Tourbillon Black Phantom Limited Edition,
£16,150, by Tag Heuer

tagheuer.co.uk