The showstopper is the crown and the brand’s shield on the dial, showcasing two spectacular lab-grown yellow diamonds. This follows the pink diamond featured in the 2023 Carrera Date model. These gems boast a rainbow of colors, rarer and pricier than white diamonds. Only one carat in every 10,000 mined is a natural-colored diamond.
Cheaper to produce and virtually indistinguishable from natural diamonds in structure, appearance, and chemical makeup, these lab-produced diamonds are a game-changer. By recreating the intense pressure and temperatures needed for natural diamonds using CVD (chemical vapor deposition), lab-grown diamonds can be grown in various colors, textures, and sizes at a fraction of the cost.
The Carrera Date takes it up a notch with a 36mm white gold case adorned with 4.8 carats of lab-grown diamonds. The dial is a single plate made of special polycrystalline diamonds. Alongside the bright yellow diamonds, the dial flaunts twelve large white lab-grown baguette-cut diamond hour markers.
Flipping the watch over, the sapphire caseback unveils TAG Heuer’s calibre 7 automatic movement – based on the Sellita SW300 – offering a 56-hour power reserve. The Carrera Date Plasma Diamant d’Avant-Garde is presented on a stylish white alligator strap with a white gold pin buckle. For more info, visit TAG Heuer.
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