The Swiss brand is leading the carbon charge with new releases that take full advantage of the element’s horological worthiness.

At Baselworld this year, TAG Heuer unveiled a Monaco with a case crafted entirely in carbon, a material that is extremely lightweight yet incredibly strong and resistant. The Monaco Bamford was a collaboration with Bamford Watch Department, the same partner that offered TAG Heuer’s customers the opportunity to customise their favourite models last year.

TAG Heuer had to create a special mould in order to fit the iconic square dimensions of the Monaco case. Bamford’s signature aqua blue can be seen on the chronograph counters, the date window and the indices, which strikes a beautiful contrast against the overall blackness of the watch that includes the alligator leather strap.

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The warm response towards Monaco Bamford has now led to three new Aquaracer watches with bezels and dials in carbon fibre. Collectively known as the Aquaracer Carbon, no two watches are exactly alike since carbon fibre is randomly injected into a resin pressed at high temperatures, creating a black/grey marbled look. The 41mm case is titanium, ensuring that it is similarly lightweight if it were made of carbon.  

The Aquaracer is a dive watch and, despite the introduction of a new material, still capable of diving into a depth of 300m. Powered by an automatic movement, the watch comes in a choice of yellow, blue or rose gold accents on the dial. A black nylon strap completes the sporty mien.

All of the above watches are available exclusively at TAG Heuer boutiques and on www.tagheuer.com.

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