Tag Heuer pays tribute to the 911 RS 2.7 with these timepieces

Borja, one of our colleagues, had a momentous day in his career as an automotive journalist on May 26. That day, he had the privilege and pleasure of driving the Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7, one of the sports vehicles that every decent petrolhead wishes to see, touch, and drive. He began the test by saying, "Five decades ago, a car was born for history." Indeed, this automobile will turn 50 in 2022, which is more than enough cause for Tag Heuer to create two chronographs inspired by the car in conjunction with Porsche. Porsche previously did the same with Puma. 

"The Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 was the first 911 to be named 'Carrera,' and it represented the pinnacle of the Porsche range at the time," says Detlev von Platen, Member of Porsche AG's Board of Management responsible for Sales and Marketing. The anniversary of this automotive legend is the ideal occasion for the release of two limited edition watches in collaboration with our partner TAG Heuer, with whom we share a philosophy and a love for exceptional products that mix legacy and innovation.

Two drastically different versions

On the one hand, the Sporty Blue Edition is limited to 500 copies, each of which is individually numbered. The beautifully polished steel case, rhodium-plated hour and minute hands, and indices are inspired by the chrome door handles, wing mirrors, and window frames on the RS 2.7. The dial is a pure white opaline, with two sub-counters in an eye-catching 'azurage' finish. The Porsche Glazier Blue hue, for its part, may be found in numerous components of the watch. The central hands, push buttons, and the shield emblem on the crown are all in this color, as are the markings on the Caliber Heuer 02 oscillating weight. The right submeter is inspired by Porsche wheels, and signature color details like the Carrera symbol stand out on the dial, tab, case side, and strap. The Sporty Blue Edition costs 7,450 euros.

Sporty Red Edition is even more unique, as only 250 examples will be produced, each with its own serial number and priced at 22,300 euros. The watch casing, crown, and pushers are all made of 18K 5N pink gold. The white dial is surrounded by a circular line in Guards red and has attached indices, a permanent seconds track, and rose gold hour and minute hands.

Do you enjoy them? They will be available at Tag Heuer shops, on the Tag Heuer website, and at specially selected places of sale beginning October 5.

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