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Fast cars and expensive watches go hand in hand like YouTubers and blowing up K24 engines. The latest timepieces to hit the market come from a collaboration between German automaker Porsche and Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer in celebration of the 1972 Porsche Carrera RS 2.7’s 50th anniversary. There have been loads of celebratory things coming from Porsche for this anniversary and we think this is one of the coolest. The colab has resulted in two amazing new chronographs based on the 42-mm TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph equipped with its most advanced movement, the in-house manufactured Calibre Heuer 02 that features 80 hours of reserve power. The oscillating mass has been customised to mimic Porsche’s 3-spoke steering. The watches are available in red and blue, each with a different reasoning behind the design. 

The Sporty Blue Edition features a finely polished steel case, rhodium-plated indexes and hours and minutes hands give a nod to the car’s chrome door handles, mirrors, and window frames. The face is smooth white opalin, while the two sub-counters have an eye-catching snailed finish in Porsche’s design, the hands are blue lacquered as are the pushbuttons, shield logo on the crown and blue markings on the Calibre Heuer 02 oscillating mass. The right sub-counter design gives a nod to the Porsche wheels as well as the signature colour stripe - this version is limited to just 500 pieces.  The Sporty Red Edition is even more limited at just 250 numbered examples with a refined 18K 5N rose gold case, here the shimmery white dial is framed with a Guards Red circular line and features rose-gold coloured applied indexes, permanent second indicator and hour and minute hands.

“The Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 was the first 911 to be christened ‘Carrera’ and the crowning glory of the Porsche range at this time,” says Detlev von Platen, Member of the Executive Board for Sales and Marketing at Porsche AG. “The anniversary of this sportscar icon is the perfect occasion for us to launch a joint watch with our close partner TAG Heuer, with whom we share the same philosophy and love for exclusive products that combine innovation and heritage. The name and spirit of the Carrera are incredibly meaningful and emblematic for both TAG Heuer and Porsche,” says Frédéric Arnault, CEO of TAG Heuer. “So, for the 50th anniversary of the very first Porsche 911 Carrera, the iconic RS 2.7, we wanted to create a tribute watch that would express the character and power of this groundbreaking sportscar within our own signature TAG Heuer Carrera chronograph. The two timepieces we imagined together are sleek, assertive, memorable, they reflect their illustrious past but project something even more exciting, what Porsche and TAG Heuer can now achieve together.”

Take a look at the YouTube video that aims to show the collaboration between two powerhouses of their respective industries, Porsche AG and TAG Heuer, with a pair of new timepieces that celebrate the iconic 2.7 RS Porsche from 1972 and it's 50th anniversary: TAG Heuer Carrera x Porsche Limited Edition | TAG Heuer

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