First Look: Carrera Heuer-02T Carbon Matrix Composite CMC (Ref. CAR5A8W)

Last Updated on June 23, 2019 by Calibre 11

The Carrera Heuer-02t Tourbillon range continues to expand with another new case material being offered- this time, it’s CMC, which is TAG Heuer speak for Carbon Matrix Composite. The dial itself is the same as the “standard” Heuer-02t tourbillon- to the extent that any tourbillon can be called standard- with the CMC components being the lugs and the bezel. The centre case is made from Grade 5 brushed titanium, with the size coming it at 45mm.

2017 TAG Heuer Tourbillon Carbon FibreThat’s the reason why TAG Heuer has been able to keep the price pretty much in line with the standard Heuer-02T, with a full CMC case being far more expensive to produce.

FIRST LOOK: CARRERA HEUER-02T CARBON MATRIX COMPOSITE CMC (REF. CAR5A8W)At this stage, the CMC Tourbillon is available only with a single strap option- the black rubber strap that you see in these photos, although it wouldn’t be a surprise if between now and when the watch goes on sale, that is swapped for the leather/ rubber hybrid that is offered on the standard model.

This is the third TAG Heuer watch to feature CMC, following on from the Bullhead Carrera 1887 and the Monaco V4 Phantom.

Live Photos- TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-02t CMC

TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-02T CAR5A8W CMC

2017 TAG Heuer Tourbillon Carbon Fibre

TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-02T CAR5A8W CMC

Price and Availability- Carrera Heuer-02T CAR5A8W

TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-02T CAR5A8WThe 2017 Carbon Matrix Carrera is priced as follows:

  • Switzerland: CHF 15,900
  • Europe: EUR 13,350
  • UK: GBP 13,000

No information on when the newest Carrera tourbillon will go on sale, but we’ll keep you posted.


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