As part of our 60th Carrera anniversary, we’re unveiling the TAG Heuer Carrera Chronosprint, a timepiece that pays tribute to two icons that were both born in 1963: the Heuer Carrera watch and the Porsche 911. These two iconic items left their mark on their respective industries and helped forge the relationship between TAG Heuer and Porsche.
A seamless blend of engineering and design, the Chronosprint movement, TH20-08, is inspired by the Porsche 911’s speed. Just like the original 911’s 0 to 100km/h acceleration in 9.1 seconds, our second hand mimics that exact timing. In 9.1 seconds, it sweeps across the red part of the watch dial, recreating the thrill of the Porsche 911’s speed. The name “Chronosprint” itself underlines our commitment to speed and accuracy, paying tribute to a car that challenged conventions.
The story behind the watch
Part of the team that developed the new TAG Heuer Carrera Chronosprint are Carole Kasapi, the Movements Director at TAG Heuer, and Arnaud Biju-Duval, designer at TAG Heuer. In these exclusive interview videos, they delve into the intricate details that make the TH20-08 a marvel of engineering and design.
Carole is focusing on the mechanics, explaining that the idea behind the TH20-08 was to build a product that creates a seamless parallel between the looks of a car and our movement. She also highlights how the watch came about and the way the latest movement TH20-00 was modified to create this new watch.
« There are two ways to celebrate an anniversary: you can reissue an iconic piece inspired by the past, or you can take it further, push the boundaries and rise to the challenge of creating a new complication such as the Chronosprint. And TAG Heuer has definitely chosen the latter route for this new watch. »Carole Kasapi Movements Director at TAG Heuer
Arnaud opens up about the process of creating the TAG Heuer Carrera Chronosprint: designing a watch with an intergenerational aesthetic, that has the aesthetic codes of retro timepieces, but is at the same time ultramodern and contemporary.
« My main aim is to find the perfect balance between function and aesthetics. »Arnaud Biju-Duval Designer at TAG Heuer
A symbol of TAG Heuer’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of watchmaking, the new TAG Heuer Carrera Chronosprint, in collaboration with Porsche, is a seamless blend of style and function. With its innovative movement and timeless design, it is a fitting celebration to our shared 60 year history. If you’d like to find out more about the TAG Heuer Carrera Chronosprint x Porsche, visit here.