Artificial diamonds, additionally known as lab-grown diamonds, should not a brand new invention, they’ve been in use in locations within the jewelry business for a few years, however you not often discover them in watches. Some individuals will inform you that artificial diamonds are nugatory, regardless of being almost an identical to mine diamonds with out particular gear. TAG Heuer believes that there might be a use for them sooner or later and has made a watch declaring their curiosity within the matter.
Referred to as the Carrera Plasma Tourbillon, it’s a sporty watch with a tourbillon. The plasma within the title comes from the Chemical Vapour Deposition used to show the 44mm anodised aluminium case black. The case is ready with 48 lab-grown diamonds and, extra entertainingly, has a crown made of two.5 karats of lab-grown diamond. Maybe we’ll see TAG Heuer make a watch case completely out of artificial diamond sooner or later. The diamonds are additionally used on the rough-textured dial.
The automated calibre Heuer 02T powering the watch is a tourbillon chronograph watch. TAG Heuer has used this motion earlier than, making a few of the most inexpensive tourbillons on the market (which are from Switzerland anyway). I’ve tried one on in a dealership. Aside from the strap, it was one hell of a watch. The motion has a 65-hour energy reserve and a 4Hz beat price, and it additionally has a column wheel.
Not like the common chronograph tourbillon watches within the TAG Heuer line-up, don’t count on this one to be so nicely priced. Whereas artificial diamonds may not be as priceless as mined ones, they’re nonetheless priceless diamonds. TAG Heuer has but to substantiate a value on this one or whether or not it’s restricted in manufacturing. Go to TAG Heuer right here.