Chang’e-4 Probe Successfully Achieves Soft Landing On The Back Of The Moon! Tag Heuer Assists China’s Lunar Exploration Project And Highlights A Milestone In China’s Human Spaceflight History

At 10:26 on January 3, 2019, Chang’e-4 probe experienced a 26-day, 8-hour, 3-minute flight and made a soft landing on the back of the moon. The ‘Yutu II’ lunar rover successfully separated from the lander and reached the back of the moon. The surveillance camera on the lander captured the first trace image of ‘Yutu II’ leaving the moon back and passed through the ‘Qiaoqiao’ Following the satellite successfully transmitted back to the ground.

TAGHeuer helps Chinese moon exploration project explore the back of the moon

TAGHeuer Angelababy Yang Ying star in ‘Exploration’ video

TAGHeuer Brand Ambassador Li Yifeng starred in ‘Exploration’ video short film

   On January 7, 2019, in Beijing, China, more than 380,000 kilometers away from Chang’e-4, Swiss watch pioneers, strategic partners of China’s lunar exploration project and the official selection of timepieces TAGHeuer, helping China’s lunar exploration project in science in China The Technology Museum held an ‘Exploration · Back of the Moon’ event to jointly celebrate the successful mission of Chang’e-4. At the event, a video of ‘Exploration’, which was jointly starred by Ouyang Ziyuan, the first chief scientist of China Lunar Exploration Project, and TAG Heuer brand ambassadors Angelababy Yang Ying and Li Yifeng, was also released. And explore the original driving force behind the success of the ‘Chang’e-4’ mission. Mr. Arthur Yu, General Manager of Tag Heuer Greater China, Academician Long Lehao, Deputy Chief Designer of National Lunar Exploration Project, and Mr. Xu Xingli, General Manager of Chang’e Benyue Aerospace Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd. attended the celebration together An important moment in the history of China’s lunar exploration project in the history of human spaceflight.

‘Yutu II’ lunar rover model

   TAG Heuer has continued to pay attention to and support human spaceflight for a long time. It is a pioneer in Swiss watchmaking brands who entered the space. In 2017, it began cooperation with the Chinese lunar exploration project. The moon is the closest celestial body in the universe to the earth, and it is also the first stop for humans to leave the earth and reach extraterrestrial celestial bodies. In the future, it may become the first scientific research base and a production base for the development and utilization of lunar resources. Because the back of the moon cannot be directly observed on the earth, and the spacecraft cannot communicate with the earth when it enters the region of the back of the moon, the back of the moon has always been in a mysterious and difficult to detect state. Facing these challenges, China’s Lunar Exploration Project built a bridge to transmit signals and data by launching the “Biaoqiao” relay satellite in advance, which ensured that the “Chang’e-4” probe kept communicating with the ground measurement and control station after entering the area on the back of the moon. Achieving a soft landing and patrol survey on the back of the moon fully explained the pioneering spirit of # DontCrackUnderPressure # (without fear under pressure), and wrote a legend belonging to the Chinese lunar exploration project in the history of human spaceflight.

Academician Ouyang Ziyuan (left), the first chief scientist of China Lunar Exploration Project, and Academician Long Lehao ​​(right), Deputy Chief Designer of National Lunar Exploration Project at the event

   Ouyang Ziyuan, the first chief scientist of the Chinese Lunar Exploration Project, said, ‘After 14 years of exploration and development, the Chinese Lunar Exploration Project has now taken an important step for the space dream of all mankind through the Chang’e-4 mission. It will help us to have a deeper understanding of the moon, and bring profound meaning to the future resident scientific research and long-term planning on the moon. ‘

TAGHeuer Angelababy Yang Ying and Li Yifeng at the event

   TAG Heuer Brand Ambassador Angelababy shared: ‘I am very glad to participate in the event jointly organized by TAG Heuer and the Chinese Lunar Exploration Project. At this special moment, I am particularly proud and proud of the Chinese, and I believe that every Chinese explores Together, the spirit is helping to make breakthroughs in China’s lunar exploration project. As a brand ambassador, I hope to work with Tag Heuer to let more people understand the great achievements of Chang’e-4. ‘
    Tag Heuer Brand Ambassador Li Yifeng said: ‘I am extremely excited about the success of the Chang’e-4 mission. The Chinese lunar exploration project is realizing our dream of space step by step, and I look forward to more exploration results in the future. As a brand ambassador, It is of great significance to work with Tag Heuer to help China’s space industry, and it is my honor to contribute to the great achievements of the motherland. ‘

TAGHeuer helps China explore the moon exploration project

    Mr. Yu Xiaoliang, General Manager of Tag Heuer Greater China, said: ‘The success of the Chang’e-4 mission is a historic moment after the cooperation between Tag Heuer and the Chinese Lunar Exploration Project. The Chinese Lunar Exploration Project established this history of human spaceflight Milestones, which fully embodies the spirit of # 重压 下 无忧 色 #. On the road of continuous exploration, Tag Heuer will continue to work with the Chinese moon exploration project to challenge the dreams of millions of Chinese people and the future challenges of all mankind. unknown!’
   The history of Tag Heuer and human spaceflight can be traced back more than half a century. In 1962, American astronaut John Glenn wore the TAG Heuer legendary 2915A chronograph stopwatch and successfully launched the ‘Friendship 7′ spacecraft, flying around the earth for three full weeks. In 2016, Tag Heuer started cooperation with China Aerospace, joined hands with China’s Mars exploration project and had the honor to witness the 60th anniversary of the establishment of China’s space industry. In 2017, TAG Heuer became a strategic partner of China’s lunar exploration project and the official choice of timekeeping. In March this year, at the Basel International Watch and Jewellery Show, TAG Heuer showcased the achievements of Chinese lunar exploration to the world and released two models. A special watch for lunar exploration in China; On August 17 this year, Tag Heuer and China Lunar Exploration Engineering held a Chinese lunar exploration science popular forum in Xi’an, inviting Ouyang Ziyuan, the first chief scientist of China Lunar Exploration Engineering, and the brand ambassador Angelababy to discuss month’.

   Two special watches for Chinese lunar exploration show the close cooperation between TAG Heuer and the Chinese lunar exploration project, and they also pay tribute to the spirit of human exploration. The TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer01 special Chinese Lunar Probe is inspired by the back of the moon and is limited to 100 pieces. Its strap, dial, timer and bezel are all black and decorated with luminous hour markers. The black PVD stainless steel case is 43 mm in diameter and is equipped with the brand’s own Heuer01 chronograph movement. The dark-gray sandblasted dial is super clear with black gold-plated indexes and hands covered with superluminova®. This timepiece is unique in its charm, making its wearer travel through the deep galaxy as if traveling through space.

   Another special Chinese lunar exploration special watch with sporty diving series is equipped with Calibre5 automatic movement, showing the human dream of conquering space. This functional watch features the iconic elements of the Aquaracer collection. The case diameter is 43 mm, and the unidirectional rotating bezel is made of black ceramic, which is waterproof to 300 meters. The black opal dial features a beautiful lunar pattern at 9 o’clock, and the stainless steel screw-in caseback is also engraved with a lunar rover pattern to pay tribute to human exploration of the moon.
technical details

TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 01 Special Chinese Lunar Probe
Number CAR201J.FT6087
Calibre HEUER01 automatic movement
Case diameter 43 mm
Black PVD stainless steel case with alternating finishes
Black ceramic fixed bezel with alternating finishes and tachymeter scales;
Double-sided anti-reflective curved beveled sapphire crystal
Crown at 3 o’clock in polished black rubber and stainless steel
Black PVD stainless steel round button with alternate finishes at 2 o’clock
Black PVD stainless steel round button with alternating finish at 4 o’clock
Black PVD stainless steel screw-in sapphire crystal caseback with alternating finishes, engraved with the words ‘Official Watch for Chinese Lunar Exploration Project’ and ‘Limited Sale of 100’
Stainless steel black PVD lugs with alternating finishes
Water resistance: 100 meters
Dial Dark grey sandblasted dial
60 seconds / minute scale on the black outer edge
3 counters:
12 o’clock position: dark grey sandblasted minute counter; black gold plated hands with red tip (red, black gold plated hands)
6 o’clock position: dark gray sandblasted hour counter; black gold plated hands with red tip (red, black gold plated hands)
9 o’clock position: Dark gray sandblasted seconds indication; black gold plated polished hands
Black gold-plated alternated hour markers with white superluminova®
Hour and minute hands in black gold-plated finish with white superluminova®
Black gold plated central hand with red tip (red, black gold plated central hand)
Rhodium-plated polished TAG HEUER logo
Date window at 3 o’clock
CARRERA HEUER 01 CHRONOGRAPH AUTOMATIC printed
Strap Black perforated rubber strap
Black PVD stainless steel folding clasp with double security buttons and alternating finishes, TAG Heuer shield

TAG Heuer Calibre 5 Special Chinese Lunar Probe
Number WAY201J.FC6370
Calibre 5 automatic movement
Case diameter 43 mm
Stainless steel case with alternating finishes
60-minute black ceramic unidirectional rotating bezel with alternating finishes
Flat sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
Polished black PVD steel screw-in crown at 3 o’clock
Stainless steel crown protection with alternating finishes at 3 o’clock
Stainless steel screw-in case back with alternating finishes engraved with the moon pattern and the words ‘Official Watch for the Lunar Exploration Project in China’
Water resistance: 300 meters
Dial Black opal dial with moon pattern engraved at 9 o’clock
60 seconds / minute scale on the black outer edge
Rhodium-plated polished faceted indexes with black lacquering
Rhodium-plated polished faceted hour and minute hands with black paint
Rhodium-plated polished red central hands with black lacquering
White TAG HEUER logo
Calendar window at 3 o’clock with magnifying glass
AQUARACER CALIBRE 5 AUTOMATIC 300 M / 1000 FT printed
Strap Black fabric strap with black rubber lining
Black PVD stainless steel folding clasp with double security buttons and alternating finishes
TAG Heuer logo