TAG Heuer Hits the Track with New Carrera Chronograph x Porsche Orange Racing

TAG Heuer and Porsche have revealed the latest fruits of their partnership in a new Cerrar Chronograph dubbed the Orange Racing. It’s been two years since the announcement of these two brands coming together once again, which came alongside this Porsche Carrera with road surface textured dial, and the latest member of that family turns up the color for an equal amount of drama. This watch represents the sixth creation of a TAG Heuer x Porsche watch, and while it treads into new territory thanks to its unique colorway, it also carries many of the familiar hallmarks we’ve come to expect from TAG Heuer chronographs. 

This Carrera x Porsche Chronograph, much like the examples that came before it, features a full set of applied Arabic numerals around that dial marking each 5 minute segment rather than the hours. This lends itself to the sporty, speedometer-esque feeling of the dial, which in this case, is accentuated by orange outlines defining each area of the dial. The black base of the dial gets a fine vertical brushing that’s noticeable, but doesn’t quite compete with the application of color.


The rings of color, which inspire the name of the watch, appear to be something near Porsche’s Lava Orange (paint code M2A), though that specific color isn’t referenced by TAG Heuer. This color lands somewhere between red and orange and obviously works in rather dramatic fashion against the black backdrop of this watch. The dial itself is outlined, as are each of the sub dials, including the totalizers at 3 and 9 o’clock, and the running seconds at 6 o’clock. The tips of the timing hands also get application of the color, and as you might expect, the timing seconds hand is rendered completely in this color. 

The black DLC steel case measures a generous 44mm in diameter, and receives a black ceramic bezel with etched tachymeter to frame the dial. That bezel piece is also emblazoned with the Porsche name that’s been infilled with the same orange found on the dial. It’s a bit on the nose, but doesn’t draw too much attention in the mix of everything else going on. 

Inside you’ll find TAG Heuer’s Caliber 02 automatic chronograph movement that’s been given the same color components as the rest of the watch. The oscillating weight is black with orange lettering calling out TAG Heuer and Porsche on either side. Within the movement itself, the column wheel itself is also orange, representing an interesting departure from the norm. 

The TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph x Porsche Orange Racing is a special edition, and is priced at $7,050 on an orange stitched black leather strap. TAG Heuer.

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