A few months ago, Aston Martin kicked off their shiny new partnership with TAG Heuer with a 50-piece limited edition of their “brute in a suit”, the DBS Superleggera. The watchmaker did the same with their motoring riff on the Carrera 01. Now though they’ve gone one step further and built a new limited-edition timepiece with a catch: you can only get it with the car.
Needless to say, you need to pull all the stops out if you want to keep up with the V12 of a super GT and that’s precisely what TAG Heuer has done with the Carrera Calibre Heuer 02 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera. Based on the modern Carrera, the watch to match it is just as obsessed by performance as the car.
First off, the openworked dial imitates the hexagonal cutouts of the DBS grille, showing off the Calibre Heuer 02 automatic movement underneath. Flip it over and you can see that horological engine all the clearer, complete with its large, rose gold rotor and integrated chronograph – though you might need to squint past the applied DBS logo on the crystal.
The 45mm modular case is a substantial one, made with forged carbon lugs and bezel, with the rest of the steel case boasting a DLC coating. Across that otherwise pure black it has the same red highlights as the car, including on the strap in the exact leather Aston Martin’s uses in their interiors.
It’s a seriously cool addition to the Carrera line-up and the partnership both. The only downside in fact is the £295,000 price tag. That’s a bit steep for any watch short of a Greubel Forsey. Except of course that it comes with the bonus of that stunning limited-edition DBS Superleggera.
As extras go, that’s not a bad one at all. Still, with just 50 of the car / watch combos available, you’ll need to be faster than an Aston Martin to get hold of one.
Price & Specs:
- Model Name: Tag Heuer DBS Edition Carrera Heuer 02
- Dial/Case: 45mm diameter, carbon and black DLC-coated steel
- Movement: Calibre HEUER 02, automatic
- Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph with 30-minute and 12-hour counter
- Frequency: 4Hz
- Power Reserve: 80h
Water Resistance: 100m
- Price & Availability: £295,000 (for the car and watch), limited to 50 examples