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.

MIKROGIRDER CONCEPT CHRONOGRAPH watch

TAG HEUER CARRERA MIKROGIRDER

Reinventing the mechanical regulator

Simpler, faster and more efficient than science dreamed possible, impervious to gravity and dramatically reducing isochronous error, po…

Simpler, faster and more efficient than science dreamed possible, impervious to gravity and dramatically reducing isochronous error, potentially easier to manufacture and able to precisely measure time to a phenomenal 5/10,000th of a second today, and probably even more precisely tomorrow…TAG Heuer challenges three centuries of hairspring/balance wheel mechanical regulation conventions to create a totally new mechanical regulator. The legendary Swiss brand is now unveiling a 5/10,000th of a second chronograph beating at 1,000 Hz or 7,200,000 beats per hour!  

GENESIS

In early 2012, TAG Heuer’s award-winning team of engineers and watch masters made a radical decision: to start from a blank page, forgetting the hairspring and the balance wheel to repeat, using mechanistic theory, Christian Huygens’ extraordinary accomplishment of 1657— the total reinvention of mechanical watch regulation. The MIKROGIRDER represents a complete departure from the conventional, Three century old Christiaan Huygens system, which today still reigns over the mechanical watch industry. Instead of a spiral shape in a classical hairspring, it uses a coupling blade/girder and excitatory blade/girder system working with a linear oscillator.The Mikrogirder system vibrates isochronously at a very small angle, as opposed to a traditional watch, which vibrates at an angle of up to 320 degrees. The advantages are numerous. In a classic spiral hairspring system, the effect of gravity due to mass is a dominant issue. With the MIKROGIRDER, the problem no longer exists. There is no loss of amplitude and the movement’s frequency can be modulated on a very large spectrum of frequency without overburdening the power supply.The result is a significant increase in precision (division of time) and performance (frequency, accuracy and stability). The MIKROGIRDER energy performance will enable TAG Heuer chronographs to attain ultra-high frequencies never before dreamed possible.

Functions & features

Movement
  • 339 components
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  • Movement dimensions
    • - Total diameter: 35.8 mm (15 3/4’’’)
    • - Total height: 7.96mm
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  • Frequency
    • - Watch: 28’800 vibrations per hour/ 4 hertz
    • - Chronograph: 1 linear oscillator : 7’200’000 vibrations per hour/ 1000 hertz
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  • 46 jewels
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  • Power reserve
    • - Watch : 42 hours
    • - Chronograph: 3 minutes
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  • Properties of display
    • - Hours
    • - Minutes
    • - Central hand 5/10’000th of a second chronograph
    • - 1/100th of a second chronograph at 3 o’clock
    • - Chronograph second at 12 o’clock
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  • Mechanical features
    • - 5/10’000th of a second chronograph function
    • - 1 balance wheel on the watch
    • - 1 linear oscillator on the chronograph
    • - Automatic bi-directionnal rewinding movement
Dial
  • Anthracite and silver dial
  • Chronograph 1/100th of a second at 3
  • Chronograph second at 12
  • 1 linear oscillator visible from the front
  • Black arabic numerals and blue hand-applied “10000” at 12
  • Polished hour and minute hands with luminescent markers
  • Blue central 5/10,000th of a second chronograph hand
  • Solid rose gold (18K 5N) chronograph hands at 3 and 12
  • Solid rose gold (18K 5N) hand applied TAG Heuer Logo 5/10,000th scale on the silverflange
CASE
  • Case diameter: 45mm
  • Specific stop watch inspired case constructed in 2 parts
  • Polished and fine-brushed black titanium carbide coated steel case
  • Polished, fine-brushed and sandblasted steel case
  • Double anti-reflective curved sapphire cystal
  • Black titanium carbide coated steel push buttons at 11 & 1
  • Polished steel crown overmolded with rubber at 12
  • Black titanium carbide coated steel curved sapphire case back
  • Water-resistance: 50 meters
Bracelet
  • Hand-sewn anthracite high-tech soft touch alligator
  • Black titanium carbide coated steel folding clasp with TAG Heuer logo