The TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 02T replica watch, invented by Abraham-Louis Breguet and patented in 1801, was originally conceived to counter the negative effects of gravity on the balance spring. While the device continues to aid precision, I think it is the majestic sight of the tourbillon cage continuously rotating which delivers the most appeal and primarily encourages purchase.
The first thing to notice about the styling of the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 02T replica watch is that it shares a family likeness with the Carrera Calibre Heuer-01, released in 2015. The design language is unreservedly modern, reinforcing TAG Heuer’s reputation for avant-garde timepieces. A 30-minute chronograph register is positioned at 3 o’clock, with a 12-hour chronograph register located opposite. This bi-compax layout is different from the dial on the Carrera Calibre Heuer-01 which includes an additional small running seconds display.
In the upper area of the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 02T replica watch dial, a single barrel can be seen. It repeatedly depicts the company’s shield logo on its form and is supported with an upper bridge bearing the brand’s nomenclature. By effectively splitting the dial into four distinct areas, there is a pleasing symmetry and proportion to the layout.
The 45mm case of the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 02T replica watch is constructed of grade 5 titanium and consists of 12 modular components e.g. lugs, case middle, bezel etc. This approach to construction was first seen on the Carrera Calibre Heuer-01 and, moving forward, provides the watch company with many possibilities to pair different materials and, in so doing, altering the character of the watch.
The pre-production prototype presented to me was fitted with a perforated rubber strap, but the brand has stated the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 02T replica watch will come with a strap formed of matte black alligator sewn onto black rubber.