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.

21 Jan. 50 years Carrera

TAG Heuer invites the many fans of one of its most iconic watch lines to visit the special “50 YEARS OF CARRERA” event at the Sécheron Hall in Geneva, Switzerland, from January 21 to January 24.

The dynamic, design-led exhibition, which explores the Carrera’s aesthetic origins in the architecture, industrial design, art and fashion of the 1960s, is part of a year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the mythic line of motorsports-inspired watches and chronographs.

“The idea behind the exhibit is to give visitors a chance to see the Carrera in the full context of the fervent creativity from which it emerged,” said Jean-Christophe Babin, TAG Heuer President and CEO. “For die-hard fans of the time--and its most iconic timepiece-- it’s a must-see.”

Presented inside the restored, early-20th century Sécheron Hall in a purpose-built architectural space reflecting the minimalist design tastes of the epoch, the 50 YEARS OF CARRERA event showcases specially commissioned artworks, iconic furniture and a full historical range of Carrera timepieces.

Sources of inspiration include the artistic creations of Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Peter Blake, John Baldessari and Robert Indiana. Another is the famous “Carrera Panamericana Mexico Road Race” -- the favorite open-road challenge of the brand’s longtime friend Juan-Manuel Fangio.

Created by Jack Heuer in 1963, Carrera remains the standard-bearer of TAG Heuer’s unrivaled motorsports pedigree. Designed to meet the specific needs of professional drivers-- tough, uncluttered, easy-to-read--the Carrera draws from a range of innovative ideas for its breakthrough design. The specific codes of motor-racing are well represented -- the look of vintage dashboard counters, for example, and the perforated leather gloves favored by Juan-Manuel Fangio and his contemporaries. So, too, is early 60s modernism: the geometric purity of Oscar Niemeyer’s new architecture; the curving, sensual lines of an Eero Saarinen building or chair; and the clean, uncluttered aesthetics of Pop-Art.

In 1996, TAG Heuer relaunched the line with the TAG Heuer Carerra Chronograph, one of the bestselling timepiece’s in the brand’s history. Since, the line has seen several upgrades. Its pure, modernist aesthetic has graced many of the brand’s most avant-garde creations, including the TAG Heuer Mikrogirder, which won the coveted “Aiguille d’or” (Swiss Watch of the Year )at Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix ceremonies last November.

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