In honour of its golden jubilee in 2022, Cortina Watch, one of Singapore’s leading brands in the watch retail industry, will launch a series of limited-edition commemorative watches in collaboration with some of the industry’s most esteemed watchmakers. This October, TAG Heuer introduces the TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Cortina Watch limited edition, specially created for Cortina Watch’s 50th Anniversary.
Presented on a black alligator strap with a gold pin buckle, the TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Cortina Watch Limited Edition is limited to 10 pieces. A true collectors’ watch, each will carry the mentions “One of 10” and “Cortina Watch 50th Anniversary since 1972” on the case back. The exclusive TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Cortina Watch Limited Edition expresses the uniquely elegant and sporty character of its emblematic past, with an added touch of flair and modernity.
The partnership between Cortina Watch and TAG Heuer began in the 1980s, when TAG Heuer was most known for its sports models such as the 2000 series, which is the predecessor of its iconic Aquaracer dive watches, as well as the vibrant Formula One collection. The CEO of Cortina Watch, Mr. Jeremy Lim, says, “Though having a rich heritage that spans more than 150 years, TAG Heuer remains as one of the most modern and technologically advanced watchmakers. It is constantly reinventing itself and staying true to the spirit of avant-garde in all aspects. This is very much in line with the values we believe in at Cortina Watch – we believe in never resting on our laurels and are always in search of ways to improve and bring elevated experiences to our customers.”
“At TAG Heuer, we are very honoured to be partners with Cortina for more than 30 years, starting from our first point of sales at Raffles City. As a magnate in the timepiece retail scene, TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Cortina Watch has accompanied many TAG Heuer collectors in their watchmaking journey, from purchasing their first luxury watch to nurturing their appetite for higher complications. Over the years, TAG Heuer has in partnership with Cortina Watch launched two highly successful sold-out collaborations – Carrera Heuer Tourbillon Limited Editions in 2018 and 2019, affirming our status as an Avant – Garde Swiss luxury watchmaker. This year, we are very excited to unveil an incredibly unique TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph in Maw Sit Sit Dial, as part of Cortina Watch’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations. We look forward to many more years of successful partnership and milestones together!” says Beatrice Goasglas, Managing Director APAC.
TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Cortina Watch Limited Edition draws from the same pure, understated, and legible aesthetic that first made the Carrera a favourite among demanding racing pilots on and off the track. The silhouette of the original Carrera is retained including the signature lugs and pushers, now scaled up to a contemporary 42-mm. The watch features a solid gold case for an added touch of luxury. The hours and minutes hands are 18K 3N yellow gold plated polished and coated with Super-LumiNova for optimal readability.
Under a dome shaped sapphire glass, the unmistakable dial with its elegant tri-compax layout, takes on a brand-new style however, in a lush shade of green. Although seldom known for using gemstones as their dial material, TAG Heuer decided to highlight its creative audacity, on top of its watchmaking expertise, by creating a watch dial using jade-albite (also known as maw sit sit). This bold move is a refreshing update for the Carrera collection, yet at the same time is also a nod to the original 1963 design by Jack Heuer, by retaining its finely balanced design, complete with a slim bezel, angled lugs, classic pump-style pushers, as well as a minimalist seconds-counter and discreet date window at the 6 o’clock position.
Powering this rare and exclusive timepiece is none other than the highly precise in-house calibre Heuer 02. The movement features a column-wheel with vertical clutch and offers an 80-hour power reserve that is able to drive additional complications to the tri-compax chronograph. These can be observed through the anti-reflective sapphire crystal case back. The TAG Heuer Carrera, first designed in 1963, defined the timeless signature style of TAG Heuer’s most refined collection of sports chronographs. Today, the Swiss luxury watchmaker once again pays homage to Jack Heuer’s visionary model with a strong and unexpected rendition of his favourite timepiece, infused with modern elegance and performance.