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.

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