Tuesday, June 9, 2015, Le Mans, France. It can be said that the entire Tag Heuer family will appear in this most legendary race: the Nissan Nismo team and its amazing LMP1 hybrid car; Patrick Demsey and his Demsey in the GTE-Am group Team; best friend of the LMP2 brand, Chinese driver Dong Hebin and Indian driver Karun Chandhock.
Not surprisingly … since the 1970s, the history of Tag Heuer has been closely linked to this track and often the podium. Ferrari team, Steve McQueen, and of course his Monaco watch specially designed for the racing ‘Le Mans’ movie.
In 2015, Tag Heuer and Nissan joined hands to drive the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO race for the championship. After 16 years of dormancy, Nissan returned to Le Mans with a revolutionary new car. Its unique avant-garde design is incredible, this is a behemoth with more than 1,000 horsepower, a V6 3.0-liter twin-turbo engine, and hybrid front-wheel drive.
Even in the top LMP1 group events, this can be regarded as a large engine, and its ERS (kinetic energy recovery system) is also equipped with the latest scientific and technological achievements, which is a real technical challenge. Currently, Nissan has produced three GT-R LM NISMO cars, which are driven by nine drivers in turn. Among them, Lucas Ordonez, Jann Mardenborough and Mark Shulzhitskiy 3 are from Nissan Academy (Gran Turismo racing game racing event held in collaboration with the PlayStation platform Polyphony Digital team).
Jean-Claude Biver, CEO of TAG Heuer and head of the LVMH Group’s watch division, explains: ‘We want to see innovation, fearlessness and courage return to Le Mans. Pioneering in the technical field, and the way to interact with young fans through social media is also very special. Just look at this new car, the powerful, distinctive and unconventional, it is Tag Heuer’s achievement without fear of challenge The perfect expression of the ‘self’ concept. ‘
Darren Cox, Nissan Global Motorsport Director, said: ‘It is a great honour to be selected by Tag Heuer and form a special partnership. Tag Heuer is synonymous with avant-garde design and Le Mans victory, and it is awesome to work with them , We will do everything we can to continue this glorious tradition. ‘
Tag Heuer Carrera Nissan Nismo Calibre 16-Week Calendar Chronograph Special Edition
43mm, dynamic-black opal dial with grey and red stripes-sandblasted black titanium carbide coated titanium case, durable and lighter than steel-robust and reliable with Calibre 16 movement-scratch-resistant black ceramic round Ring and silver tachymeter scale-Double-sided anti-dazzle curved anti-wear sapphire crystal glass-Smoky sapphire case back with special red and white ‘NISSAN NISMO’ logo-Water-resistant depth: 100 meters —- ** *