Pushing boundaries, discovering new horizons or innovating technologically to travel ever further, this is what drives the China Space Exploration Programme – CLEP – who has been TAG Heuer’s strategic partner and Official Timekeeper since 2016.
TAG Heuer shares these values with them by offering the “Space and Lunar Exploration” exhibition at the Baselworld 2018 show. CZ-5 rocket replica, exploration robot or even space capsule allow the public to immerse themselves in the CLEP's technologies and expertise.
The opportunity to unveil this partnership’s two special editions: a TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 01 and a TAG Heuer Aquaracer Caliber 5 Automatic.
Inspired by the hidden side of the Moon, TAG Heuer’s Carrera Heuer 01 Special Edition CLEP is limited to 100 pieces. Entirely black from strap to dial, chronographs with a bezel, the watch embodies a movement of exceptional craftsmanship, produced and developed by TAG Heuer: The Heuer 01. On the bottom of the case, the "Official Watch CLEP" engraving and the serial number formalise this limited edition.
Conceived to conquer Space, the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Caliber 5 is a mechanical watch faithful to the TAG Heuer Aquaracer collection signature codes. Water-resistant to 300 meters and resistant to high pressure, it has a 43mm case and a unidirectional rotating bezel in black ceramic.
As the only international brand to have partnered with the Chinese aerospace industry, TAG Heuer's history is intimately linked to Space. In 1962, the brand became the first Swiss watchmaker to surpass the limits of the Earth's atmosphere by accompanying American astronaut John Gleen. A 3-week orbit around the Earth, during which the pilot carried the legendary TAG Heuer 2915A stopwatch.
A new page of Space history is about to be written with the Space Exploration Programme.