Limited to only 500 pieces, the stunning black, red and golden chronograph is refined yet sporty and infused with delicate symbols of the cunning and cute animal. The rabbit zodiac sign represents wits, prudence and skill, positive attributes that will undoubtedly resonate with a discerning clientele. The color red, present in subtle touches throughout the piece represents luck, joy, passion and boldness since ancient times in China. Closely linked to the fire element, it is also the color of choice to adorn the most revered spaces and possessions.
Based on the 44-mm TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph, the limited edition features an elegant steel case, deep black ceramic fixed bezel with tachymeter scale echoing its racing origins, and a customdesigned dial. With its balanced tricompax layout, the chronograph introduces a never-seen-before black dial with printed lines representing a rabbit’s soft fur, which bring texture and depth to the exclusive model. The chronograph sub-counters at 3 and 9 o’clock are « azuré », with their structured concentric lines contrasting against the gentle waves of the background.
The indexes and hours and minutes hands are 18K 5N rose gold plated and covered with sophisticated dark red lacquer. The chronograph and seconds hands are also rose gold plated. The case back design, known only to the wearer, is fully customized to reveal a printed red rabbit figure centered on the sapphire glass. Around it are special engravings to indicate the watch’s limited release, “One of 500” and “Limited Edition”.
The watch’s movement, the Calibre Heuer 02, is visible through this stunning case back. Developed and produced in-house by TAG Heuer, it offers great timekeeping precision and performance thanks to its vertical clutch and column wheel. With its 80- hour power reserve it is intended to support any thrilling lifestyle. The strap is made of smooth black calfskin with contrasting beige stitching, in harmonious continuity with the dial’s rose gold features. A special box was imagined to house this exceptional TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Year of the Rabbit, in the same deep red color as the watch, and elevated with gold gilded TAG Heuer shields on the top and closure as well as an outline of the rabbit figure present on the case back.
Inside, the case is lined with luxurious anthracite Alcantara and the watch cushion sits next to a specially designed gold gilded plate highlighting the unique occasion for which the piece was made. A truly unique timepiece to mark the new year of the rabbit, the TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Year of the Rabbit exemplifies the brand’s unmatched creativity, craftsmanship and watchmaking expertise. Without losing sight of its motorsport heritage, the iconic chronograph takes on new and meaningful symbolism to bring good fortune and cleverness to its wearer. Available from 1 November 2022, the TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Year of the Rabbit be sold exclusively in TAG Heuer boutiques, on the brands’ e-commerce websites in select countries, as well as at select retail partners.
TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Year of the Rabbit
Movement: Calibre HEUER02 Automatic
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds,date, chronograph
Dial: Black dial 3 counters : – 3 o’clock : black « azuré »minute chronograph counter ; 18K 5N rose gold plated hand – 6 o’clock : black « azuré »permanent second indicator ; 18K 5N rose gold plated hand – 9 o’clock : black « azuré » hour chronograph counter ; 18K 5N rose gold plated hand 18K 5N rose gold plated polished applied indexes with red lacquer 18K 5N rose gold plated polished hour and minute hands with red lacquer 18K 5N rose gold plated polished central hand 18K 5N rose gold plated TAG HEUER applied logo 6 o’clock applied date counter CARRERA HEUER 02 80 HOURS
Case: 44 mm diameter Steel, polished, fine brushed case Ceramic black tachymeter fixed bezel ; domed, beveled sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective treatment Steel crown at 3 o’clock Black steel pusher at 2 o’clock Black steel pusher at 4 o’clock Sapphire case back
Water resistance: 100 meters
Strap: Black calf skin strap with contrasted stitching Steel folding clasp with double safety push-buttons
Availability: From November 2022