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.

18 Apr. Baselworld 2013 - TAG Heuer unveils its new look: new position, new stand, new ambiance

  • Baselworld 2013

With its new stand, TAG Heuer is doing justice to the new exhibition hall designed by the Herzog and Meuron firm of architects: 18 months of engineering design and architectural work were spent on this project and today we are exhibiting with a new 1863 m2 stand with 40 private meeting areas on 3 levels. Approximately one hundred people worked for 7 weeks to assemble this luxury liner, which was brought from Italy on 50 trucks. During the period of the Fair, it will host over 2,000 events ranging from press presentations to business meetings.

Journalists and retailers, surrounded by approximately 170 staff including 11 hostesses, will discover the 2013 novelties displayed in this luxurious setting and more particularly the « Carrera » range that is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. As a reminder of this jubilee, the interior decor evokes the ‘arty’ scene of the sixties: with a Calder-style mobile here and the Rothko-style brand insignia there, the decorative style is expressed in an ambiance of quiet refinement that combines such aristocratic materials as ebony-stained solid oak and metallic linen with more technical elements such as the stretched fabric of the façade.

Designed by the Italian architect Ottavio Di Blasi - cooperating here with TAG Heuer for the third time - this temple of luxury features a 3-D façade symbolizing the rigorous but cutting-edge posture adopted by the brand. The lounge has a huge central light well and thus provides an ideal position from which to view all three levels of the stand. The creativity of the designers is expressed around the core principles of prestige and performance.

Finally, sitting imposingly on the forecourt, there is a McLaren 12c GT road racer, with its unique offbeat style and special chrome-effect paint, inspired by the bodywork of the F1 cars of the McLaren racing stable. It is a reminder to lovers of fine engineering features and tightly-sculptured chassis that the only difference between a beautifully made chronograph and a racing car is one of scale.

To celebrate the Carrera’s 50th birthday and inaugurate this new stand properly, TAG Heuer is organising 3 evenings during the Fair, on 25th, 27th and 29th April, from 6.30pm to 10.00pm. Guests will have an opportunity to share a glass of champagne whilst they discover the latest version of the brand universe, in other words a Manufacture in perpetual motion.

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