Building upon the 36mm version of the standard time-and-date Carrera model, the new TAG Heuer Carrera Plasma Diamant d’Avant-Garde 36mm Replica features an 18k white gold case paired with a combination of both white and pink lab-grown diamonds.The case of the new time-and-date TAG Heuer Carrera Plasma Diamant d’Avant-Garde measures 36mm in diameter and is crafted from solid 18k white gold.
Fitted with a black alligator leather strap that is completed by a matching white gold pin buckle, the case of the new Carrera Plasma Diamant d’Avant-Garde 36mm features high-polished surfaces, and unlike the Cheap Tag Heuer Replica that was also unveiled at this year’s Geneva show, the case of the time-and-date version is not set with any diamonds whatsoever.
Unlike the standard Carrera Date 36mm models, the rehaut on the new TAG Heuer Carrera Plasma Diamant d’Avant-Garde 36mm features a concentric grooved motif, rather than a printed minute track like the rest of the time-and-date watches.While the layout of the dial is the same as what can be found on the normal Carrera Date 36mm with baton-shaped markers, a double marker at 12 o’clock, and a date window at the 6 o’clock location, the dial fitted to the new TAG Heuer Carrera Plasma Replica Watches is anything but ordinary.
Totaling 2.9 carats of diamonds, the dial surface itself is a sparkling polycrystalline diamond plate, which is punctuated by 12 baguette-cut white diamonds that serve as the hour markers. Additionally, sitting below the 12 o’clock marker right below the “Carrera” name is a large pink diamond in the shape of the Best Quality Tag Heuer Replica shield logo.
When entirely devoid of irregularities and impurities, a diamond will be clear and completely colorless. Therefore, in order to create the pink lab-grown diamonds featured on the new TAG Heuer Carrera Plasma Diamant d’Avant-Garde 36mm, a Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) method is used to introduce small irregularities during the growing process.
In terms of its internal mechanics, the new model is identical to the standard 36mm Carrera Date watches, and powering the Tag Heuer Replica with 80% Discount is the brand’s Caliber 7 automatic movement. Largely based upon the core design of the tried-and-true ETA 2892 or Sellita SW300, the TAG Heuer Cal. 7 runs at a frequency of 28,800vph, while offering users a power reserve of approximately 56 hours.
While a watch with a full-diamond case may still be a long way away, the fact that TAG Heuer is already making entire winding crowns out of colored lab-grown diamonds is highly encouraging, and I can only I imagine that one day, we will have Tag Heuer First Copy Watches with full colored diamond cases, in much the same way that we already have models crafted from various different colors of synthetic sapphire.