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.

OUR COMPANY

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In 1860, Edouard Heuer, a young Swiss watchmaker, founded his own workshop, the Edouard Heuer & Co Watches Company, in St-Imier, Switzerland. Edouard had an obsession: to master time and explore the tiniest fractions of this mysterious and mystical dimension with complicated mechanical instruments.

Since then, TAG Heuer is the world leader in prestigious and high-precision chronographs. It is the only Swiss watchmaking company using its own mechanical chronograph movements to master 1/10th, 1/100th, 1/1,000th and 5/10,000ths of a second. Thanks to a relentless quest for innovation, a passionate pioneering spirit and an uncompromising determination to push the boundaries of mechanical watchmaking, Edouard’s dreams have been turned into reality by a dynasty of pioneers: himself, his son, grandsons and great-grandson, Jack Heuer. One of the most innovative Swiss watchmakers ever, Jack has filed many major patents as well as introducing breakthrough innovations such as the first-ever self-winding mechanical chronograph, the legendary Monaco Chronomatic 11, in 1969.

Today, our watchmakers and engineers stay true to Jack’s passion for innovation by constantly challenging conventional wisdom and taking the Brand to unsurpassed levels of precision. The game-changing TAG Heuer Carrera Mikrogirder 10,000 Concept Chronograph introduced in Basel 2012 is a magnificent tribute to Jack’s vision and inspiration. It is the first ever mechanical chronograph capable of capturing and displaying 5/10,000ths of a second. This new milestone in watchmaking won the prestigious Aiguille d’Or at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève in 2012, the highest Award in luxury watchmaking. As testimony to this unique expertise and our contribution to the legend that is Swiss watchmaking, TAG Heuer has been awarded no fewer than 8 Awards at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève in the past 11 years.

In 2013, TAG Heuer is entering a new era. First, as a tribute to 50 years of Carrera, the Brand is launching a new serie of timepieces featuring an exclusive in-house movement, Calibre 1887. Motor racing belongs to TAG Heuer DNA more than ever. The 30-year-long partnership with McLaren is the perfect symbol of this tight link. Adrenaline and racing, passion and avant-garde, are values TAG Heuer will pass to its customers through the bold timepieces it creates.

Last but not least, Jean-Christophe Babin, the Brand’s charismatic CEO for the last 13 years, during which he has played a key role in turning the company’s fortunes around, is stepping down, to be replaced as CEO by myself, Stéphane Linder. The vision goes on. As the new leader of the brand, I will stay absolutely true to the same obsession with ultimate quality and timeless styles as Edouard Heuer, in 1860. I will ensure perfect continuity of leadership, in order to maximize all the energy and dynamism of TAG Heuer, a legendary brand that I am so passionate about.  

 

Stéphane Linder  
President and Chief Executive Officer