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Porsche and TAG Heuer collaborate on 2 limited-edition watches

Take a look at the Carrera chronograph inspired by the 911 Carrera

Do you prefer the blue or the red? PHOTO FROM PORSCHE

Back in 1972, Porsche released the iconic 911 Carrera RS 2.7. The fastest German production car of its day, this model was characterized by its ducktail rear wing. To celebrate the car’s 50th anniversary, the Stuttgart-based manufacturer collaborated with TAG Heuer to release two limited-edition Carrera chronographs.

The Sporty Blue Edition is more subtle with a stainless-steel case and bracelet. It also has a fabric strap. PHOTO FROM PORSCHE

Both watches have a 42mm case diameter with a sapphire-crystal caseback showcasing the Calibre Heuer 02 with a power reserve of 80 hours. Being a chronograph, minute and hour counters can be found at the 3 and 9 o’clock positions, respectively, while a subdial for the second hand and a date window are located at 6 o’clock.

The Sporty Red Edition stands out more with the 18-karat rose gold and the alligator-leather strap. PHOTO FROM PORSCHE

These limited-edition chronographs come in two colors. The Sporty Blue Edition is stainless steel with only 500 pieces at P452,999 each, while the Sporty Red Edition is 18-karat rose gold and limited to only 250 pieces at P1,378,999 each. However, TAG Heuer’s site says they’re both unavailable, so good luck finding one.

Leandro Mangubat

Leandro is our staff writer. Although having a background in mechanical engineering, he enjoys photography and writing more.