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.

Monaco V4 watch

Monaco V4

The revolutionary Monaco V4 Concept watch: inspired by the architecture of high performance motor engines.

With the innovation of the Monaco V4 Concept Watch, TAG Heuer overturned a fundamental principle of watchmaking, replacing the traditio…

With the innovation of the Monaco V4 Concept Watch, TAG Heuer overturned a fundamental principle of watchmaking, replacing the traditional pinion and gear transmission with a belt-driven movement. After causing a sensation at its debut in 2004, the Monaco V4 is once again set to achieve the unbelievable by going into commercial production.

GENESIS

The TAG Heuer team wanted to show the world that the rules of watchmaking could be entirely reinvented. Inspired by high performance automobiles, they decided to replace the cogs and wheels of a traditional mechanical movement with a belt-driven transmission.

Using the principles of aerospace engineering, the watchmaking team were set to rethink each movement, each piece, each transmission. Little by little, a model for an entirely new mechanism began to see the day.

The traditional pinion and gear transmission was replaced by a revolutionary system of belts of 0.07mm - the same size as a human hair.

In the winding system, the oscillating weight became a linear weight, revealing the whole movement and the four V-position barrels.

Specific rubies were replaced by micro ball bearings to further minimize friction.

The Monaco V4: an incredible achievement which took the TAG Heuer R&D teams five years of relentless effort.

Functions & features

With the Monaco V4 Concept watch, TAG Heuer again stakes claim to the leading edge of design innovation and honors its celebrated motto: "Swiss avant-garde since 1860."

A revolutionary belt-driven transmission

The patented belt-driven transmission is a high-yield relay of 5 notched micro drive-belts whose tension is controlled by 2 turnbuckles. The transmission belts in polyether block amide have a 0.07mm section, and are 10 times smaller than any belt ever manufactured.

Reinventing energy and automatic winding systems

A second patent was granted for the innovative linear mass, replacing the classic oscillating mass. Mounted on the word's smallest ball bearings, the 12g tungsten ingot moves up and down between 2 pairs of V-shaped barrels (hence the name V4). The barrels are angled at +/- 13 degrees, like the cylinders of a high performance racing engine.

Radical design

With its square shape and automatic chronograph, the Monaco V4 recalls the original Monaco series. But with its complex design clearly visible through sapphire glass in the front and back, the Monaco V4 shows how truly evolved watchmaking can become.