Recent partners in luxury watches and racing alike, TAG Heuer and Aston Martin have released their second collaborative effort, better known as the Carrera Calibre Heuer 01 Aston Martin Special Edition. Taking inspiration from Aston Martin sports cars, the new timepiece similarly represents a symphony of colour, shape, pattern, and material. And for £5,250, it can be all yours.
The Carrera Calibre Heuer 01 Aston Martin Special Edition announces itself by way of a 45mm solid steel case, which touts a ceramic black-brushed tachymeter bezel. At the top of the bezel is an Aston Martin engraving, while special parallel lines on the side conjure associations with race tracks and pistons.
Along similar lines, the watch’s reshaped steel lugs make overt nods to Aston Martin bodywork, while the hexagonal pattern on the skeletonised dial is purposefully reminiscent of the new Vantage. It all comes powered by Calibre Heuer 01 Automatic movement, and protected by a dome of sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective treatment. Sealing the deal is a black calfskin strap with special embossing.
Aston Martin Vice-President and Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman, said the Carrera Calibre Heuer 01 Aston Martin Special Edition allows owners to “enjoy the craftsmanship and build quality that is synonymous with the two brands.” It’s also an instant collectible for Aston Martin fans.