TAG Heuer unveils the Carrera x Porsche 911 RS 2.7 first copy watches, continuing its partnership with the luxury carmaker that started last year. The narrow bezel and angular lugs are unmistakably Heuer Carrera, but it’s not a remake. Instead of recreating a vintage model from its archives, Heuer conceptualised a new iteration of the classic for contemporary tastes, while still giving it obvious retro details like the “Carrera” engraving on the case side.
Though the dial has more striking elements than the standard Cheap Tag Heuer Replica, the RS 2.7 feels cleaner and more purposeful. The coloured ring linking the hour markers is a nice touch, as is the countdown scale on the outer seconds scale.
But because it is based on the standard Carrera chronograph, it has the same dimensions, which means it’s a fairly large watch and also thick at almost 14.5 mm high. While not oversized by modern standards, the case lacks the compact feel of the vintage original. Still, with the retro elements and classic design, the new Tag Heuer Replica Watches feels like a winner.
The Carrera RS 2.7 chronographs veer away from the typical sports watch by adopting a more dynamic palette: navy blue on the steel model and “Guards Red” on the rose gold variant. These colours were selected to best reproduce the colourways of two versions of the Carrera RS 2.7, which was available in vivid 27 colours typical of the 1970s.
The design also integrates the emblematic Fake Tag Heuer Watches typeface on the dial and engraved, lacquered case flank. Rated to 100 m, the 42 mm case has the classic Carrera silhouette with angular lugs and “pump” pushers.
On the steel model, the engraving on the case side has been filled with a blue lacquer with a glossy finish much like the paintwork of a car. Its more luxurious counterpart in rose gold has a toned-down look with a tone-on-tone engraving.
Both Quality Replica Watches are powered by the TAG Heuer Calibre Heuer 02 Automatic, its proprietary chronograph movement that has a column-wheel, vertical clutch, and an 80-hour power reserve.