For the 24H du Mans, on 13 & 14 June 2015, TAG Heuer will be in attendance at the most legendary of endurance motor races on the track with Team Nissan Nismo and their LMP1 hybrid race car, on the wrist of Patrick Dempsey with his Dempsey Racing team in the GTE-Am class, but also with the 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 of course with Steve McQueen and his Monaco watch for the cult Le Mans film, the history of TAG Heuer has been intimately entwined with that of the circuit almost every year.
For 2015, TAG Heuer is partnering with the phenomenon that is the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO: authentic Avant-Garde design.
After 16 years of absence, Nissan is back with a revolutionary new car, a true technological challenge. An incredible car with a unique design, it is a behemoth with more than 1,000 horsepower, hybrid front wheel drive and a V6 3-litre twin turbo engine. It is the only vehicle in 2015 to be powered in this way – all the others are propulsion – not seen since 1997. A large prototype engine listed in the premier class (LMP1), it brings together the latest technologies in its kinetic energy recovery system, which is incredibly demanding to implement. Three cars have been made, with 9 drivers who will take turns to drive them. Three of them, Lucas Ordonez, Jann Mardenborough and Mark Shulzhitskiy are all graduates of the Nissan Academy, the "school" for drivers which recruits...using a PlayStation game.
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TAG Heuer Carrera "NISMO" Calibre 16 Day-Date Chronograph Special Edition
At the 24H du Mans, TAG Heur will be launching the Carrera "NISMO" Calibre 16 Day-Date Chronograph Special Edition. With its 43 mm case in titanium, micro-blasted with titanium carbide, the timepiece offers robustness and lightness. Its sporty spirit is enhanced by its black dress, adorned with charcoal grey and red bands on the dial. The ceramic bezel is scratch-proof and features a tachometer for measuring average speed, while the caseback is decorated with a Nissan Nismo decal.
The TAG Heuer Carrera "NISMO" Calibre 16 Day-Date Chronograph Special Edition is equipped with the calibre 16 movement, known for its reliability and robustness. It is fitted with a Soft Touch matt alligator strap with red top-stitching.