A DOSE OF ADRENALINE
Motor racing, a highly-popular sport in Japan, has its heroes. One of them stood out from the crowd in the 60s and 70s. The watch brand pays tribute to him.
For lovers of motorsport, Tetsu Ikuzawa is no stranger. Amongst other things, he was the first Japanese driver to race in Le Mans 24 Hours in 1973. This former owner of a Formula 1 team passed his passion on to his daughter Mai. She shares her dad’s love of speed and bold-as-brass lifestyle. Today, as an independent creative director and consultant, she transmits this offbeat state of mind and pursues the legacy through Team Ikuzawa. Hand-in-hand with the Bamford personalization studio, TAG Heuer has imagined a 100-piece limited edition boasting the colors of the Japanese team. On the white opaline dial of this Carrera, the red-lacquered chronograph hour counter reigns supreme. The crimson hue also adorns the direct-drive, the hour and minute hands partially topped with Super-LumiNova®, the seconds scale set on the flange and the logos.
The Heuer 02 caliber nestles inside the 42 mm-diameter steel case. This selfwinding movement, equipped with a column wheel, measures short-cycle time accurately. This high-performing movement delivers a power reserve of 80 hours. The TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph x Team Ikuzawa by Bamford is issued with two wraparounds, a steel bracelet and a Velcro®-attached calfskin strap. What’s more, the presentation box contains a miniature Porsche, reiterating the design of the 906 with which Tetsu Ikuzawa made his name during the Japanese Grand Prix in 1967.
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