"Pan - Am" was created in 1950 on the replica watch Panamerican Highway to the Mexico. In all, more than 3,000 kilometers to go over eight days. Considered to be dangerous, safety standards are more than brief: no safety belts, little protections along the course, crossed animals, variable road... conditions and accidents are serious!
Since its inception, the major automakers participated in this test: Ferrari, Porsche, Lancia, Mercedes-Benz... And quickly, this race is professionalized with the presence of Juan - Manuel Fangio who him - also helped build the legend. In 1988, Pan - Am has risen after 33 years in the form of a rally car with classic sports cars from before 1955.
Between TAG Heuer (official timekeeper of the event) and the race, it's a long story that combines more than 50 years. In 1963, when Jack Heuer draws the Carrera (now watch icon), he thinks pilots and dedicate them this chronograph robust and legible thanks to its large dial, the flange and its uncluttered counters. A model that as Monaco, is part of the brand identity. When an amateur pronounces the word Carrera, you think of TAG Heuer. Even need to cite the name of the brand...
As noted Jean-Claude Biver, CEO of TAG Heuer and president of the watches Division of LVMH group: "this race, it is all the DNA of TAG Heuer: sport, beautiful machines, history, emotion, the success, joy, hope, endurance, performance. I am very proud that the organizers of La Carrera Panamericana chose TAG Heuer to come present edition 2015 in Europe. A first, and a selection in the image of our strong links with our long shared history. "
For the occasion, the watchmaker has unveiled two models dedicated to this edition. The special series Carrera Panamericana watch whose bottom is struck by the Panamericana seal is a quartz chronograph (damage) with date with a 43mm steel housing. The black dial displays three counters, aluminum with tachymeter bezel and a Sapphire. This watch is water resistant to 100 m.
The chronograph Pocket Pro - R HL400 - R instrument is meanwhile, intended to the organisers of sporting events. With three new replica rolex watch functions dedicated to the rally stages, it is possible to sequence the beginning with countdown to the Commissioner's departure, check a schedule with defined start and measure a step. In addition, this chronograph to 1/100th of a second Pocket offers the standard modes of timing such as calculating the time Split/Lap, countdown and memorization of the daylight hours synchronized.
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