Cooperate with China Lunar Exploration Project to hold an aerospace science popular exhibition at the Basel International Watch & Jewellery Show to help China’s aerospace exploration of mysterious space.
[March 25, 2018, Basel] Yesterday, Swiss watchmaking pioneers, China’s strategic partner of lunar exploration project and the official selection of timepieces Tag Heuer held a space science popular exhibition at the Basel International Watch & Jewellery Show. A special watch designed by China Lunar Exploration Engineering.
Lion dance, which is full of traditional Chinese characteristics, kicked off the aerospace science popularization exhibition. The exhibition showed the physical model of China’s first lunar rover ‘Yutu’ and China’s large-scale low-temperature liquid carrier rocket Long March V, which successfully attracted the live media and the public’s attention. Mr. Jean-Claude Biver, CEO of TAG Heuer and President of the Watch & Clock Division of Covey-Xuan Group, Mr. Wu Yue, President of Co-Royal Group Greater China, Chang’e Benyue Aerospace Technology Mr. Xu Xingli, general manager of the limited liability company, Ms. Zuo Wei, a researcher at the National Astronomical Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and deputy chief designer of the ground application system of Chang’e Engineering attended the event.
Special watch interpretation of the dream of exploring the moon
For a long time, TAG Heuer has been paying close attention to the development of human space industry and strongly supporting the splendid progress of China’s space industry. Two new special watches for lunar exploration in China have once again witnessed the close cooperation between TAG Heuer and China Lunar Exploration Project.
The TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 01 CLEP special watch is inspired by the back of the moon and is limited to 100 pieces. Its strap, dial, timer and bezel are all black and decorated with luminous hour markers. The black PVD stainless steel case is 43 mm in diameter and features the brand’s own Heuer 01 chronograph movement. The dark-gray sandblasted dial is super clear with black gold-plated indexes and hands covered with superluminova®. This timepiece is unique in its charm, making its wearer travel through the deep galaxy as if traveling through space.
Another special CLEP watch of the sporty diving series is equipped with Calibre 5 automatic movement, which shows the human dream of conquering space. This functional watch features the iconic elements of the Aquaracer collection. The case diameter is 43 mm, and the unidirectional rotating bezel is made of black ceramic, which is waterproof to 300 meters. The black opal dial features a beautiful lunar pattern at 9 o’clock, and the stainless steel screw-in caseback is also engraved with a lunar pattern to pay tribute to the cooperation with China’s lunar exploration project.
Inherit the legend, join the universe together
TAG Heuer’s roots in the space industry go back more than half a century. In 1962, American astronaut John Glenn wore the TAG Heuer legendary 2915A chronograph stopwatch and successfully launched the ‘Friendship 7’ spacecraft, flying around the earth for three full weeks. Since then, the brand has once again accompanied the space exploration company SpaceX in 2012 to visit the International Space Station due to accurate timing. The outstanding and pioneering cooperation has made Tag Heuer a witness and promoter of the development of the human space industry across the century.
TAG Heuer’s cooperation with China Aerospace began in 2016. From joining hands with China’s Mars exploration project to becoming the official strategic partner of China’s lunar exploration project and the official selection of timekeeping, Tag Heuer has spared no effort to support China’s space industry and help the development of China’s space technology.
Help the future, compose space legends
Mr. Jean-Claude Biver, President of the Watchmaking Division and CEO of TAG Heuer Group, said: ‘Tiger TAG Heuer has always maintained its focus on the dream of the human universe, and can help China’s aerospace industry. We are deeply honored and proud to provide assistance with the project. This time, the space science and technology exhibition and the launch of two special watches for Chinese moon explorations expressed the TAG Heuer’s strong support for China’s aerospace industry. We sincerely wish China moon exploration projects Great results in the future. ‘
Mr. Xu Xingli, General Manager of Chang’e Benyue Aerospace Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd. said: ‘The pioneering spirit of Tag Heuer’s fearless challenge coincides with the aggressive consciousness of Chinese astronauts to climb and dare to surpass. We are very glad to be able to A brand is cooperating. Taking this opportunity, we are also able to show the results of the Chinese lunar exploration project to people all over the world who are concerned about the exploration of the human universe, which is of great significance to the development of China’s space industry. ‘
Ms. Zuo Wei, a researcher at the National Astronomical Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and deputy chief designer of the ground application system of the Chang’e Project, also shared the current status and development prospects of the lunar exploration project: ‘The Chinese lunar exploration project embodies the efforts of Chinese astronauts for more than ten years. Next, we The implementation of Chang’e-4 mission this year will achieve the world’s first soft landing and patrol survey on the back of the moon. We look forward to working with Tag Heuer to continue to move forward and create new history. ‘
China continues to create miracles on the road to space exploration. TAG Heuer looks forward to helping him achieve this ambition and to share the legend of the future. The launch of the two new watches has also become a highlight in the long history of the brand’s relationship with space, and it is an excellent interpretation of the pioneering spirit of Tag Heuer’s ‘no fear under pressure.’
** Two special Chinese moon-seeking watches will debut exclusively at Tag Heuer Jingdong flagship store starting March 24
Technical details – Calibre HEUER01 automatic stopwatch
Calibre HEUER01 automatic movement
Case diameter 43 mm
Black PVD stainless steel case with alternating finishes
Black ceramic fixed bezel with alternating finishes and tachymeter scales;
Double-sided anti-reflective curved beveled sapphire crystal
Crown at 3 o’clock in polished black rubber and stainless steel
Black PVD stainless steel round button with alternate finishes at 2 o’clock
Black PVD stainless steel round button with alternating finish at 4 o’clock
Black PVD stainless steel screw-in sapphire crystal caseback with alternating finishes, engraved with the words ‘Official Watch for Chinese Lunar Exploration Project’ and ‘Limited Sale of 100’
Stainless steel black PVD lugs with alternating finishes
Water resistance: 100 meters
Dial Dark grey sandblasted dial
60 seconds / minute scale on the black outer edge
12 o’clock position: dark grey sandblasted minute counter; black gold plated hands with red tip (red, black gold plated hands)
6 o’clock position: dark gray sandblasted hour counter; black gold plated hands with red tip (red, black gold plated hands)
9 o’clock position: Dark gray sandblasted seconds indication; black gold plated polished hands
Black gold-plated alternated hour markers with white superluminova®
Hour and minute hands in black gold-plated finish with white superluminova®
Black gold plated central hand with red tip (red, black gold plated central hand)
Rhodium-plated polished TAG HEUER logo
Date window at 3 o’clock
CARRERA HEUER 01 CHRONOGRAPH AUTOMATIC printed
Strap Black perforated rubber strap
Black PVD stainless steel folding clasp with double security buttons and alternating finishes, TAG Heuer shield
TECHNICAL DETAILS – TAG Heuer Aquaracer Calibre 5 Automatic Watch
Calibre 5 automatic movement
Case diameter 43 mm
Stainless steel case with alternating finishes
60-minute black ceramic unidirectional rotating bezel with alternating finishes
Flat sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
Polished black PVD steel screw-in crown at 3 o’clock
Stainless steel crown protection with alternating finishes at 3 o’clock
Stainless steel screw-in case back with alternating finishes engraved with the moon pattern and the words ‘Official Watch for the Lunar Exploration Project in China’
Water resistance: 300 meters
Dial Black opal dial with moon pattern engraved at 9 o’clock
60 seconds / minute scale on the black outer edge
Rhodium-plated polished faceted indexes with black lacquering
Rhodium-plated polished faceted hour and minute hands with black paint
Rhodium-plated polished red central hands with black lacquering
White TAG HEUER logo
Calendar window at 3 o’clock with magnifying glass
AQUARACER CALIBRE 5 AUTOMATIC 300 M / 1000 FT printed
Strap Black fabric strap with black rubber lining
Black PVD stainless steel folding clasp with double security buttons and alternating finishes
TAG Heuer logo