Timekeeping becomes an art with automatic luxury watches from TAG Heuer.

All around the world, Swiss watches and luxury watches are celebrated for their quality, craftsmanship and precision. And when it comes to Swiss watches, TAG Heuer timepieces know no equal. Possessing inventive, contemporary designs and cutting-edge technology, they are more than mere luxury timepieces or automatic watches – they are in a class apart.

Conceived and manufactured by leading experts, these luxury Swiss watches perfectly pair the finest materials with innovative technology. Classic materials, such as soft calfskin, quality alligator leather, noble solid gold and hardwearing stainless steel, are given a fresh, avant-garde edge through the addition of high-tech rubber or modern fabric. Redefining sports watches and luxury watches, TAG Heuer applies quality finishes, including fine brushing, black PVD finish and ruthenium treatment, for timepieces that are elegant, modern, beautiful and practical, all at once.

No less impressive, its watches for women are the pinnacle of discrete elegance. With its diamond watches, for example, TAG Heuer adds a hint of sparkle to the renowned men’s watch models that are the foundation of the TAG Heuer name: the TAG Heuer Carrera, the Monaco, the Link, the Aquaracer and the TAG Heuer Formula 1 are also sophisticated ladies’ timepieces that carry on the heritage of artistry and accuracy that have been the brand’s calling card for over a century.

Of course, TAG Heuer is more than just sublime aesthetics. Its watches combine manual craftsmanship with the best high technology, for ladies’ and men’s watches that perpetuate a legacy while inspiring innovation and originality. Entirely modern yet always sophisticated, a TAG Heuer watch doesn’t stop at gorgeous aesthetics. Indeed, its automatic watches boast high frequencies of between 21,600 to 360,000 vibrations per hour (as with the Calibre 360), ensuring impeccable mechanical precision. It therefore comes as little surprise that a number of its automatic watch movements bear the prestigious Official Swiss Chronometer Control (C.O.S.C.) certificate.

It’s no wonder that TAG Heuer chronograph watches are admired as the peak of Swiss watch timekeeping accuracy. These luxury sport watches are the official timekeepers of the Monaco Grand Prix – one of the world’s most esteemed racing events – while the brand is the official partner of both America’s-Cup-winner Oracle Team USA and revered Formula 1 automotive manufacture McLaren. An ideal marriage of speed and timekeeping precision.

One thing is clear: TAG Heuer timepieces go beyond mere luxury or precision: they unite the best in Swiss craftsmanship while delving deep into the future. Visually sublime yet eternally reliable, perfectly crafted yet resolutely high-tech, modern yet timeless, TAG Heuer is redefining luxury watches for men and women.

Mikrotimer Flying 1000

Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix

Swiss watchmaking’s most remarkable mechanical chronograph creation to date ― the first ever to measure and display time to an astonishing 1/1,000th of a second ― wins the highly coveted "Best Sport Chronograph" Award at the 2011 Grand Prix de l'Horlogerie de Genève

With this 7th Grand Prix de l'Horlogerie de Genève award in just 10 years, TAG Heuer confirms its unrivalled mastery of extremely complex timepieces.

 

The Mikrotimer Flying 1000 ― the world’s fastest ever mechanical chronograph ― has been voted the “2011 Swiss Watch of the Year” in the Grand Prix de l'Horlogerie de Genève’s prestigious “Sport” category.

 

“Our R&D team literally rewrote the book with this one,” said a proud Jean-Christophe Babin, the Swiss brand’s CEO. “The Mikrotimer goes beyond what everyone in the industry thought possible. It represents a quantum leap that pushes watchmaking into a whole new paradigm. More than ever, TAG Heuer is the leader of luxury high-end mechanical chronographs and ultra-high frequencies. Our unique commercial range of mechanical chronographs ¬— measuring 1/10th, 1/100th and 1/1000th of a second respectively — have now all won the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix. Very few Swiss watch brands have received this honor so consistently.”

 

500hz beating at 3.6 million beats per hour

 

The game-changing speed and ultra-high high frequency of the in-house built Mikrotimer shatters every record in watchmaking. The previous best-time was set in March 2005 by TAG Heuer with the modular Calibre 360, and reconfirmed in January 2011 by TAG Heuer’s integrated-central hand display Mikrograph 100, the first and only mechanical chronographs ever commercialized to achieve 1/100th accuracy. The Mikrotimer Flying 1000 is an incredible ten times faster, making it 125 times faster than a 99% of Swiss best mechanical chronographs. Its central chronograph hand completes a full rotation 10-times per second!

 

Patent-Pending Breakthroughs

 

The Mikrotimer is equipped with two escapements and has no clutch or balance wheel system. It is effortlessly easy to read — 10ths, 100ths, 1,000ths and minutes at a glance. Never-before-seen technology includes a dynamic lever/wheel transmission and a rebound-based Launcher-Hub-Brake system. Twelve patents pending covering every aspect of high frequency dual assortment time measurement protect these and nine other breakthrough innovations.

 

The Mikrotimer is also stunningly beautiful, with a black titanium carbide coated case, titanium horns and black ruthenium-treated movement.

 

Heuer is obsessed by precision and won't stop further innovating in this field, which is the very essence of high-end watchmaking.”