Just yesterday, Tuesday June 9, TAG Heuer replica watches uk attended one of the most legendary of endurance motor races at Le Mans. Taking part was Team Nissan NISMO and their LMP1 hybrid race car. Also in attendance were Patrick Dempsey with his Dempsey Racing team in the GTE-Am class, as well as two “Friends of the Brand”, Chinese driver Ho-Pin Tung and Indian driver Karun Chandhock, both competing in the LMP2 class.
Ever since the 1970s with Ferrari, and with the legend that is Steve McQueen and his Monaco watch for the cult LE MANS film, the history of TAG Heuer has been intimately entwined with the circuit, and often as not, with the podium.
For 2015, following 16 years absence, TAG Heuer is partnering with the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO. Nissan is back with a revolutionary new car boasting more than 1,000 horsepower, hybrid front wheel drive and a V6 3-litre twin turbo engine. It’s the only vehicle in 2015 to be powered in this way, all the others are propulsion, something which has not seen since 1997.
A large prototype engine listed in the premier class (LMP1), it brings together the latest replica Breitling UK technologies in terms of its kinetic energy recovery system; a system which is extremely demanding to implement. Three cars have been manufactured, with 9 drivers who will take turns to drive them. Three of the drivers, Lucas Ordonez, Jann Mardenborough and Mark Shulzhitskiy are all graduates of the Nissan Academy, the “school” for drivers which recruits candidates using a PlayStation game.
“We want innovation, audacity, and courage to return to the Le Mans course. Nissan NISMO is the perfect challenger, a pioneer when it comes to the technology in their cars, and also particularly in the way they communicate with young people using their massive social media presence. Just take a look at this car, it’s powerful, different, and breaks the mold. It’s the perfect embodiment of our #DontCrackUnderPressure campaign.” Jean-Claude Biver, CEO of TAG Heuer and Chairman of the Watch Division of LVMH Group.
“We’re very proud to have been chosen by TAG Heuer. The brand is synonymous with avant-garde and the success of Le Mans, and we want to do everything we can to continue this tradition. It’s great to have them on board.” Darren Cox, NISMO’s Global Head of Brand, Marketing & Sales.
As for the watch, the 43mm TAG Heuer Carrera “NISMO” Calibre 16 Day-Date Chronograph Special Edition, water resistant to 100m, is a sporty – black with charcoal grey and red bands on the dial. Engineered in titanium, micro-blasted with titanium carbide, it’s extremely tough and yet lighter than steel. The watch is equipped with the calibre 16 movement, known for its reliability and robust nature. The ceramic bezel is scratch-proof, with a tachometer for measuring average speed. The sapphire crystal is domed with anti-reflective coating on both sides. The case-back is decorated with a Nissan NISMO decal. The cheap fake Breitling watches comes on a Soft Touch matt alligator strap with red top-stitching.