As a strategic partner of China’s lunar exploration project, TAG Heuer launched two special edition watches at the Basel International Watch Fair to show its dream of unremitting exploration.
Pushing the limits, exploring Xinjiang, innovating science and technology, and letting mankind go further, this is the driving force behind the China Lunar Exploration Project (CLEP). In 2016, TAG Heuer became the strategic partner and official timekeeper of China’s lunar exploration project.
At the 2018 Basel International Watch & Clock Fair, TAG Heuer held a sounding • monthly exhibition to communicate these values to the world. CZ-5 rocket replicas, moon exploration robots, and even space capsules appeared at the exhibition to help the public understand CLEP’s technology and knowledge.
TAG Heuer takes this opportunity to launch two special edition watches based on this collaboration: the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 01 watch and the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Caliber 5 automatic watch.
The TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 01 special edition of the Chinese Lunar Exploration Project is inspired by the unknown side of the moon and is limited to 100 pieces. This watch is all black from the strap to the dial, chronograph and bezel. It is equipped with a superb craftsmanship developed and manufactured by TAG Heuer: Heuer 01. The back of the case is engraved with ‘Official Watch CLEP’ and the serial number representing this limited edition.
The TAG Heuer Aquaracer Caliber 5 is designed for conquering space and is a mechanical watch that adheres to TAG Heuer Aquaracer’s iconic watchmaking specifications. Water-resistant to 300 meters, resistant to high pressure, with a 43 mm case and a black ceramic unidirectional rotating bezel.
As the only international brand that cooperates with the Chinese aerospace industry, TAG Heuer has a long-standing relationship with space exploration. In 1962, TAG Heuer became the first Swiss watch brand to penetrate the earth’s atmosphere and enter space. American astronaut John Gleen once wore the legendary TAG Heuer 2915A chronograph stopwatch to fly around the earth. Three weeks.
Today, TAG HEUER continues to write a new chapter in the history of space exploration in cooperation with the Chinese Lunar Exploration Project.