Swiss watchmaker Tag Heuer just announced Connected Modular 45, its second generation connected watch that lets you swap central electronic module. You can change the watchband, lugs, and buckle, but you can also swap out the Connected smartwatch module and replace it with a mechanical one. (Either Calibre 5 or premium Heuer 02T Tourbillon).
It has a legitimate 3-hand mechanical tourbillon and has “Swiss Made” certification. The company has partnered with Intel once again. TAG Heuer offers 11 different designs, the watch module comes in silver or black colors, straps come in rubber, leather, titanium or ceramic, in a slew of different colors.
There are 45 additional options, including premium materials like patent leather, rose gold and even diamonds. These add up to a total of 56 different designs. TAG Heuer says there are over 500 different design combinations.
TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 specifications
- 1.39-inch (400 x 400 pixels) AMOLED display with 287 PPI, Scratch-resistant 2.5mm sapphire cover glass protection
- Intel Atom Processor Z34XX
- 512MB main memory, 4GB storage memory
- Android Wear 2.0 (Compatible with Android 4.3+ / iOS 9+)
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 LE
- Sensors: Accelerometer, gyroscope, tilt detection sensor, microphone, vibrations/ haptics engine, ambient light sensor, GPS, NFC payment
- Water resistant up to 50 meters (50ATM)
- 410mAh battery (minimum 25 hours battery life, based on typical usage)
The TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 starts at US$1,650 (£1,400 / Rs. 1,08,635 approx.). A Deluxe box set including a connected watch (in grade 5 titanium, with titanium lugs and brown natural leather strap), complete with the prestigious COSC-certified chronograph Heuer-02T tourbillon mechanical module, plus an additional black rubber strap is available for a total price of US$ 17,000 (16,650 Euros / 11,19,152 approx.)
It will first roll out in the US, UK, Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, Malaysia and Singapore. The Tag Heuer Connected will get the Android Wear 2.0 update starting today.