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Patrick Dempsey – TAG Heuer Carrera x Porsche


TAG Heuer Carrera x Porsche

American actor, TAG Heuer ambassador, and race car driver Patrick Dempsey, known among other things for his role as Dr. Derek “McDreamy” Shepherd in Grey’s Anatomy, wears a 44mm TAG Heuer Carrera X Porsche ‘Automatic Chronograph,’ where the case features a mix of steel and ceramic DLC.

The fixed ceramic bezel surrounds a black automatic chronograph dial, and the timepiece offers extreme 80 hours of power reserve.

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Porsche and TAG Heuer both have an ancient legacy, a strong sense of independence, and a commitment to excellent design. Their works have continuously crossed and intertwined for over 50 years, both on and off the track. The roots of auto racing form the basis of the close and ongoing relationship between TAG Heuer and Porsche. On the other hand, the Carrera is unquestionably one of their most distinctive shared characteristics.

The Carrera Panamericana is a renowned race believed to be among the riskiest worldwide. After learning about the event and its intriguing title, both Porsche, which renamed a version in its honor, and Jack Heuer chose to name their new chronographs in 1963 after it.

Therefore, the iconic TAG Heuer Carrera Sport Chronograph, which boasts remarkable performance from its in-house Calibre Heuer 02, serves as the foundation for the TAG Heuer Carrera x Porsche Limited Edition. It’s a 168-part movement produced at the TAG Heuer plant in Chevenez, featuring a column wheel and a vertical gear. These characteristics enable remarkable chronometric effectiveness, as demonstrated by the device’s outstanding 80-hour power reserve.

Porsche’s visual appeal adds to the flashiness of the TAG Heuer Carrera Sport Chronograph when it comes to design. This artwork incorporates the color yellow in a number of different ways. It was prompted by Porsche’s race yellow PANTONE, which the automaker saves for its best racing automobiles. The Porsche emblem on the bezel, the varnish in the crown, the subtle graphic accents on the dial, and the second indicator are all examples. The Super-LumiNova, which glows yellow in the darkness, also contains a yellow tint.

Black, another prominent hue in this special edition, subtly heightens the brilliance of the yellow by creating a contrast. TAG Heuer and Porsche architects employed dark colors and varied patterns to give this clock a hint of sporting elegance.

Diamond-like carbon (DLC), with its incredibly exquisite deep color and constant resilience, has been used to give the casing the greatest-quality black finish imaginable. The metal bodywork of automobiles influenced the structure of the black dial, which has a somewhat sparkly appearance.

The preceding timepiece, the TAG Heuer Carrera x Porsche Chronograph, was produced in 2021. This was for the formal introduction of the alliance of TAG Heuer and Porsche. Its dial included 2 black subdials with an asphalt appearance.

The textile-inspired leather strap featuring double stitches created for the previous iteration and influenced by the seat fabric of Porsche automobiles is back with a more magnificent form. With this limited version, the black leather is starkly contrasted by the yellow threading and lining. More impressively, the leather has been polished to create the appearance of a technical fabric. It’s indeed a masterpiece of technical engineering that gives the strap a magnificent aesthetic.

Price retail: $7,500.00 USD

Reference: CBN2A1H.FC6512

Photo: TAG Heuer

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