Watches for men and watches for women by TAG Heuer: the fine art of keeping time.

Quality and accuracy are the bywords when it comes to Swiss watches and luxury watches. And within this elite universe, TAG Heuer timepieces are in a league all their own. With both innovative design and advanced technology, they go far beyond luxury timepieces or sports watches – they are a class unto themselves.

By combining manual craftsmanship with the best, most advanced technology, TAG Heuer ladies’ and men’s watches perpetuate a remarkable legacy while encouraging quality and innovation. Entirely modern and eternally refined, a TAG Heuer watch is more than mere aesthetics. Its automatic watches possess high frequencies ranging from 21,600 vibrations per hour to up to 360,000 (as with the Calibre 360) – a guarantee of outstanding mechanical precision. A number of its automatic watch movements thus bear the prestigious Official Swiss Chronometer Control (C.O.S.C.) certificate.

Unsurprisingly, TAG Heuer chronograph watches are recognised as the height of Swiss watch precision. The official timekeeper of one of the world’s most celebrated races, the Monaco Grand Prix, TAG Heuer is also the partner of both Oracle Team USA – winner of the prestigious America’s Cup – and Formula 1 automotive manufacture McLaren, in the ultimate pact of speed and timekeeping precision.

TAG Heuer timepieces likewise astound aesthetically: created by expert specialists, these luxury Swiss watches harmoniously combine the best noble materials, such as sinuous calfskin or refined alligator leather, exquisite solid gold or strong stainless steel, at times accenting them with more modern, innovative materials, like high-tech rubber or contemporary fabric. In doing so, TAG Heuer turns preconceived notions of sports watches and luxury watches on their head. Its quality finishes, including fine brushing, black PVD finish and ruthenium treatment, are at once classic yet avant-garde attractive yet practical.

Not to be outdone, its watches for women are the pinnacle of restrained elegance. Most notably, its diamond watches add a trace of womanly sparkle to the famed men’s watch models for which TAG Heuer is known: the TAG Heuer Carrera, the Monaco, the Link, the Aquaracer and the TAG Heuer Formula 1. Featuring luxury materials and uncluttered lines, these sophisticated ladies’ timepieces perfectly uphold the band’s heritage of fine workmanship and impeccable precision that have been its hallmark for more than a century.

Indeed, TAG Heuer timepieces represent more than simple luxury or precision. They symbolise the finest Swiss craftsmanship thrust brazenly into the future. Where dependability meets aesthetics, artistry meets technology, elegance meets the avant-garde: TAG Heuer gives new meaning to luxury watches for men and women.

Calibre 360 Chronograph watch

Calibre 360 Chronograph

The world’s only 1/100th of a second mechanical chronograph

Evolving out of the unique heritage of TAG Heuer chronographs and the links between Tag Heuer Carrera collections and automobile racing…

Evolving out of the unique heritage of TAG Heuer chronographs and the links between Tag Heuer Carrera collections and automobile racing - the Calibre 360 Chronograph. A 1/100th of a second mechanical chronograph which is 10 times faster than any other mechanical watch movement.

GENESIS

In 1916, TAG Heuer invented the world's first mechanical stopwatch accurate to 1/100th of a second – the Mikrograph.

In the 1960s, as a tribute to the Tag Heuer Carrera Pan-American Rally, Jack Heuer designs the Tag Heuer Carrera wrist chronograph. Its minimalistic, functional design and high-level precision make it an instant classic.

In 2005, the Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 360 concept watch arrives at Baselworld. It is the direct result of 150 years of  TAG Heuer mechanical chronograph expertise. 

The Calibre 360 beats with two hearts: 2 series of escapement mechanisms. These allow the timepiece impressive accuracy because the chronograph is not simply a section added to the main watch. It is an entirely separate movement with a high frequency balance wheel operating at 360,000 beats per hour. This is 10 times faster than any other mechanical watch movement.

Such precision requires 230 separate pieces, and a super lightweight and miniaturized escapement mechanism and spiral (the diameter of which is less than 26 % of a regular balance wheel). The Calibre 360 has no less than 3 international patents:

  • the 1/100th of a second mechanical chronograph
  • a bidirectional crown
  • a complex date transmission system

Functions & features

The Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 360 Concept Watch pays homage to the Carrera collection and the TAG Heuer's unrivalled heritage in the world of chronographs.

Ten times faster than any other mechanical movement for watches

The Calibre 360 beats with two hearts: 2 series of escapement mechanisms. These allow the timepiece to maintain a regular beat of 28,800 beats/hour, and to attain 360,000 beats per hour in chronograph mode. This is 10 times faster than any other mechanical watch movement.

No less than 3 international patents

The Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 360 has 3 international patents:

  • the 1/100th of a second counter on a mechanical chronograph
  • a bidirectional system for resetting and for the crown: a single crown controls the automatic watch and the mechanical chronograph as well as the time and date functions
  • a complex date transmission system
Heritage styling meets leading edge technology

 

Inspired by the TAG Heuer chronographs of yesteryear, the Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 360 has a streamlined design which is simple to use and easy to read. It has a large stopwatch/ winding button, a 100 minute power reserve counter at 12 o'clock, and an oversized 1/100th of a second counter at 6 o'clock.