Teamwork is key at Tag Heuer

Collaboration is a running theme in the brand’s latest watch collection.

AT WATCHES & WONDERS, TAG Heuer showed how joining forces with other established brands can lead to innovative timepieces worth collecting. Leveraging the strengths of its partners, the new watches are a winning combination of technology, heritage and style.

Aquaracer Professional 200 Solargraph.

AQUARACER PROFESSIONAL 200 SOLARGRAPH

Finally, the Aquaracer is living up to what it's been created for: a watch "made for the outdoors". Some 44 years after its launch, the new Aquaracer Professional 200 Solargraph is now powered by energy from the sun. It's the first watch in the TAG Heuer family to operate on renewable energy sourced from nature, thanks to a new solar-powered movement - Calibre TH50-00 - developed and produced exclusively for the brand by La Joux-Perret, a Swiss movement manufacturer owned by Japanese watch brand Citizen.

All it takes is for the timepiece to be exposed to full sunlight to keep it ticking for a full day. When fully charged - or under the sun for no more than 20 hours - the watch runs for six months! The Aquaracer Professional 200 Solargraph, which is water-resistant to 200 metres, carries a 5-year warranty.

Price: Yet to be fixed.

Monaco Gulf Special Edition.

MONACO GULF SPECIAL EDITION

This iconic timepiece, popularised by the late Hollywood actor Steve McQueen in Le Mans, the movie inspired by the endurance sports car race in France, also has a new automatic movement, but it's built entirely by TAG Heuer. It's also the first time that a Monaco watch has been fitted with an in-house movement.

The collaborative feature lies in the watch's vibrant blue and orange hues. Both are iconic racing colours, especially in the 1960s and 1970s. They are the defining livery of US company Gulf Oil, a big sponsor of car races then. In 2007, in honour of its association with celebrated racing driver Jo Siffert and McQueen, both of whom had been at the wheel of the legendary Porsche 917 (which gave Porsche its first wins at Le Mans), TAG Heuer created a Monaco edition using these signature colours.

This special edition has been a great success since - with its timepieces sought-after by collectors. The latest special edition is more refined and has a fine brushed and polished steel case. Also, for the first time the colours are present on the minute sub-counters at 3 o'clock. The 12 o'clock index is replaced by the number "60", a nod to the racing number of the Porsche Gulf racing cars.

Price: S$9,950.

Carrera X Porsche Limited Edition.

CARRERA X PORSCHE LIMITED EDITION

After a successful first year collaboration, TAG Heuer and Porsche shifted their focus to TAG Heuer's Carrera Chronograph and the Porsche Carrera. The outcome is this limited edition watch, which reflects the racing side of the sporty Porsche Carrera.

Powering the watch is the same movement that runs the Carrera Sport Chronograph - Calibre Heuer 02, an in-house automatic movement that provides "an exceptional chronometric performance" and boasts a power reserve of 80 hours. The colour yellow, inspired by Porsche's racing yellow PANTONE and reserved for its sportiest cars, is incorporated in various elements of the new timepiece. It's seen in the Porsche logo on the bezel as well as on the lacquer in the crown and in the graphic details on the dial and second hand. Another key colour is black, which elegantly reinforces the brightness of the yellow with a contrasting effect. The black dial has a texture inspired by the metallic bodywork of cars with a slightly glittery effect. Limited to 1,500 pieces.

Price:S$9,950

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