Above left is the new TAG Heuer Carrera 1887 “SpaceX”, a limited edition chronograph. This stellar looking timepiece marks the 50th anniversary of TAG Heuer (originally Heuer) being the first Swiss timepiece to be worn in space. That being the above right, a modified Heuer 2915A stopwatch, worn by astronaut John Glenn in 1962. Top to bottom, inside and out, this is one awesome TAG Heuer with a great story around it. I’ve got lots of praise, more looks and more details, below.
Limited edition 2, 012 pieces
The Carrera SpaceX is based on TAG’s standard 1887 Carrera, a watch I am also a fan of. Unlike the normal 1887 Carrera, the SpaceX watch hands are custom — and I must say they look superb. The dial is starch white with anthracite colored hour markings, matching the hands. The watch is fitted on a brown perforated strap which in an unexpected sort of way really completes the look.
Inside the watch is TAG’s impressive in-house caliber 1887. Although I stirred up some of the controversy a couple years ago over how this caliber was originally announced, that is water under the bridge now — make no mistake that I really like the 1887 and the pieces it has been used in this far (speaking from hands-on experience).
Anyway — the caliber is semi-visible through smoked-sapphire case back that is overlaid with a rendering of the SpaceX logo and SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch rocket and the Dragon spacecraft.
The well proportioned case and clean, crisp dial on this watch really captures me. That and the tie-in with both a great historical event and the future of commercial spaceflight make this a definite watch for my wish list.
Definitely one of the most exciting and best looking TAG Heuer’s I’ve seen in recent times. Superbly done, TAG Heuer!
As for SpaceX, well, I could go on for quite some time about this revolutionary company — but I won’t. I will only say that if you are not familiar with SpaceX, I recommend you take some time to check it out at . It is one hell of a cool story.
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