TAG Heuer ladies and men watches elevate swiss watches timekeeping to an art.

Recognised the world over for both craftsmanship and accuracy, Swiss watches are synonymous with luxury watches… and within this remarkable universe, TAG Heuer timepieces stand as the peak achievement in watchmaking. With progressive designs and technological innovation, they represent more than mere sports watches or luxury timepieces – they embody a class apart.

Indeed, TAG Heuer chronograph watches stand alone as the summit of Swiss watch timekeeping accuracy. In a sublime union of speed and precision, the company is the official partner of Oracle Team USA – champion of the America’s Cup – and of renowned Formula 1 car manufacture McLaren. In addition, its luxury sport watches serve as the official timekeepers of the Monaco Grand Prix – one of the most illustrious races in the world.

Timelessly elegant yet decidedly modern, a TAG Heuer watch combines hand workmanship with the best in cutting-edge technology, for ladies’ and men’s watches representing rich heritage, distinctive quality and novel developments. With automatic watches that feature high frequencies between 21,600 and 360,000 vibrations per hour (as with the Calibre 360), exceptional mechanical accuracy is not the exception, but the rule. As such, numerous automatic watch movements by TAG Heuer boast the respected Official Swiss Chronometer Control (C.O.S.C.) certificate.

From an aesthetic standpoint, TAG Heuer timepieces are no less remarkable. These luxury Swiss watches bring together a perfect union of premium materials selected and crafted by expert specialists. By combining the very best traditional materials, like lustrous gold, resistant steel, supple calfskin or the finest alligator leather, or by accentuating them with the latest modern innovations, such as state-of-the-art rubber and textiles, TAG Heuer erases the lines between the conventional perceptions of sports and luxury watches. Quality finishes that include black PVD finish, delicate brushing and ruthenium coating are as distinguished as they are inventive, and as aesthetically pleasing as they are practical.

Equally outstanding are TAG Heuer swiss watches for women – the perfect embodiment of discrete sophistication. Its diamond watches, for instance, bring a hint of dazzling femininity to the legendary men’s watch models on which the TAG Heuer name was built: the Monaco, the Aquaracer, the TAG Heuer Carrera, the Link and the TAG Heuer Formula 1. Stylish ladies’ timepieces boasting sumptuous materials and restrained lines, these feats of watchmaking perpetuate the expert artistry and flawless precision that have marked the brand’s identity for over one hundred years.

Visually beautiful, unequivocally dependable, perfectly fashioned, elegantly avant-garde…TAG Heuer watches go far beyond luxury or precision timepieces; they are the summit in Swiss skill and expertise, thrust boldly forward into the unknown to redefine swiss ladies and men watches.

Mikrotimer Flying 1000

Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix

Swiss watchmaking’s most remarkable mechanical chronograph creation to date ― the first ever to measure and display time to an astonishing 1/1,000th of a second ― wins the highly coveted "Best Sport Chronograph" Award at the 2011 Grand Prix de l'Horlogerie de Genève

With this 7th Grand Prix de l'Horlogerie de Genève award in just 10 years, TAG Heuer confirms its unrivalled mastery of extremely complex timepieces.

 

The Mikrotimer Flying 1000 ― the world’s fastest ever mechanical chronograph ― has been voted the “2011 Swiss Watch of the Year” in the Grand Prix de l'Horlogerie de Genève’s prestigious “Sport” category.

 

“Our R&D team literally rewrote the book with this one,” said a proud Jean-Christophe Babin, the Swiss brand’s CEO. “The Mikrotimer goes beyond what everyone in the industry thought possible. It represents a quantum leap that pushes watchmaking into a whole new paradigm. More than ever, TAG Heuer is the leader of luxury high-end mechanical chronographs and ultra-high frequencies. Our unique commercial range of mechanical chronographs ¬— measuring 1/10th, 1/100th and 1/1000th of a second respectively — have now all won the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix. Very few Swiss watch brands have received this honor so consistently.”

 

500hz beating at 3.6 million beats per hour

 

The game-changing speed and ultra-high high frequency of the in-house built Mikrotimer shatters every record in watchmaking. The previous best-time was set in March 2005 by TAG Heuer with the modular Calibre 360, and reconfirmed in January 2011 by TAG Heuer’s integrated-central hand display Mikrograph 100, the first and only mechanical chronographs ever commercialized to achieve 1/100th accuracy. The Mikrotimer Flying 1000 is an incredible ten times faster, making it 125 times faster than a 99% of Swiss best mechanical chronographs. Its central chronograph hand completes a full rotation 10-times per second!

 

Patent-Pending Breakthroughs

 

The Mikrotimer is equipped with two escapements and has no clutch or balance wheel system. It is effortlessly easy to read — 10ths, 100ths, 1,000ths and minutes at a glance. Never-before-seen technology includes a dynamic lever/wheel transmission and a rebound-based Launcher-Hub-Brake system. Twelve patents pending covering every aspect of high frequency dual assortment time measurement protect these and nine other breakthrough innovations.

 

The Mikrotimer is also stunningly beautiful, with a black titanium carbide coated case, titanium horns and black ruthenium-treated movement.

 

Heuer is obsessed by precision and won't stop further innovating in this field, which is the very essence of high-end watchmaking.”