TAG Heuer is once again honoring the life of one of motorsports most legendary pilots, the Formula One racer Ayrton Senna. To properly celebrate this historic conductor, TAG Heuer is releasing the brand new special edition “TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre Heuer 02T Senna Edition“.
To this day Ayrton Senna is still one of the most admired racecar drivers to have ever competed in the Formula One competitions. The Brazilian legend, nicknamed “Magic Senna” won three Formula One world championships in 1988, 1990 and 1991; during this successful stretch he claimed 41 Grand Prix victories and 65 pole positions. It’s already been 24 years since his career was cut short by a fatal crash on May 1st, 1994. But, his legend continues on and TAG Heuer has released several timepieces in his honor, under their “Ayrton Senna collection”.
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This latest Senna inspired timepiece comes in a 43mm case made of stainless-steel with a transparent case back, which allows to view the inner workings of the mechanical movement. The sapphire crystal on the watches flipside features the Ayrton Senna signature “S” in red; plus the TAG Heuer logo and the inscription “SENNA”, directly imprinted on the crystal.
Mounted to the case is a fixed black ceramic bezel with an engraved white tachymeter scale; plus the TAG Heuer logo and an inscription reading “SENNA” have been added to the bezel as well. It comes equipped with two push-pieces with a setting-crown in-between them that has a black riveted grip surrounding, while one push-piece has a red-ring on it and the other a black ring. All topped by a sapphire crystal that assists with water-resistance on this watch being able to reach up to 100 meters (330 feet)
Time is exhibited on a skeleton dial with double-digit Arabic numerals describing a 60-minute scale, while on the flange of the dial are small white printed minute index markers with larger red hour index markers. There are three sub-dials: a 30-minute counter at the 3 o’clock position, a sub-seconds counter at the 6 o’clock position and a 12-hour counter at the 9 o’clock position.
There are scattered elements on the dial referencing the great late Formula 1 pilot Ayrton Senna; such as his aforementioned signature “S” logo in the midst of the 12 o’clock position and that same “S” logo on the aforementioned black ceramic bezel. There is also a date aperture between the 4 and 5 o’clock positions. The central steel hands and the double-digit Arabic numerals have all been fitted with a luminescent coating, for an enhanced legibility.
TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre Heuer 02T Senna Edition
This “TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre Heuer 02T Senna Edition” (Ref#: CAR5A91.FT6162) is powered by a self-winding mechanical movement, Heuer 02 calibre with 33 jewels and 28,800 Vph. It comes equipped with a column wheel and a vertical clutch. Power reserve on this watch can last up to 80 hours, when fully wound.
Mounted to the watch is a stainless-steel bracelet with S-shaped meshes, while secured to the wrist by a steel folding clasp. For more up to date information visit the official TAG Heuer website here.
MSRP: $6,350.00 USD
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