TAG HEUER CARRERA MIKROPENDULUMS
An exclusive TAG Heuer patented technology: the first ever magnetic double tourbillon
The TAG Heuer Carrera MikroPendulumS is a TAG Heuer Carrera MikrotourbillonS with 2 magnetic Pendulums replacing the hairsprings, one for telling time and one for timekeeping.
The TAG Heuer Carrera MikroPendulumS is a
TAG Heuer Carrera MikrotourbillonS with 2 magnetic Pendulums replacing the hairsprings, one for telling time and one for timekeeping.
Composed of 454 working components and based on unique TAG Heuer-patented technology, its watch chain turns at 12Hz and its chronograph chain turns at 50Hz (60 minutes power reserve). The chronograph tourbillon, the world’s fastest, controls the 1/100th of a second, beats 360,000 an hour and rotates 12 times a minute.
The case is forged from a revolutionary material based on chrome and cobalt used in aviation and surgery. It is fully biocompatible, harder than titanium, easier to shape and as luminous as white gold.
The case design, with its stopwatch-like placement of the crown at 12 o’clock, is based on the 2012 Aiguille d’Or winner, the TAG Heuer Carrera Mikrogirder, and the Carrera 50 Year Anniversary Jack Heuer edition. The two tourbillon Pendulums and their solid rose gold bridges (18K 5N) are visible through the fine-brushed anthracite dial.
THE TAG HEUER CARRERA MIKROPENDULUMS is based on another one-of-a-kind innovation from the grand masters: the Carrera Pendulum (2010), the world’s first escapement to work with magnets instead of a traditional hairspring.
This revolutionary COSC-certified regulator overturns 3 centuries of conventional watchmaking tradition. In a classical spiral hairspring system (invented by Christian Huygens in 1675), the effect of gravity due to mass is a dominant issue. With the Pendulum, the problem no longer even exists--there is no loss of amplitude. The result is a significant increase in precision (division of time) and performance (frequency accuracy and stability).
Still, the original TAG Heuer Pendulum Concept posed problems that many thought insurmountable. In particular, thermal sensibility: magnetic fields are influenced by temperature differences, which affect performance. Over the last 3 years, however, TAG Heuer’s scientists and engineers have worked on this problem, experimenting with new magnetic atoms, metal alloys and carefully dimensioned and machined geometries. The result is a new overturning of conventional wisdom: an invisible, magnet-driven spiral that moves the balance wheel at a low amplitude and high frequency that ensure a perfect accuracy and stability. Overall, the magnetic oscillator’s performance comes close to matching traditional hairsprings of the highest quality. Even better--it is much easier to manufacture and impervious to shock, gravity and geometric deformations.
TAG Heuer CARRERA
The contemporary sports watch inspired by motor racing
Originally designed by Jack Heuer as a tribute to the legendary Tag Heuer Carrera Panamerica Mexico, the TAG Heuer Carrera is instilled with the same bold spirit as the gentlemen drivers who raced there. Reinvented and reinterpreted many times, the elegant TAG Heuer Carrera chronograph remains a contemporary legend.
TAG Heuer Carrera : the timeless collection. In 1887, Edouard Heuer made history with the oscillating pinion. In 1963, Jack Heuer named the Carrera collection after the Carrera Panamericana, a road race of legend. He imagined an iconic design with a wide-open, easy-to-read dial and a shock-resistant and waterproof case tough enough for even the most intense road wear. A mythical series was born. In 2010, the oscillating pinion was used, in a Carrera case, to create the Calibre 1887, the in-house calibre chronograph. A half-century after its dramatic arrival in the watchmaking scene, the timeless Carrera remains the standard-bearer of TAG Heuer’s unrivalled watchmaking pedigree and motor racing heritage. This year, the brand proudly celebrates the Carrera’s 50th anniversary with the launch of exceptional new timepieces to pay tribute to five decades of inspired design and revolutionary technology.
Concept Watch Feature
- Total diameter: 35.8 mm (15 3/4’’’)
- Total height: 9.82mm
2 tourbillons pendulums:
- Watch: 86’400 Vibrations per hour / 12 Hertz / 3 tourbillon rotations every minute – 71 components
- Chronograph: 360’000 vibrations per hour / 50 Hertz / 12 tourbillon rotations eveyr minute
- Watch: 24 hours
- Chronograph: 60 minutes
Properties of display
Properties of display
- Central hand 1/100th of a second chronograph
- Chronograph minute at 12 o’clock
- Chronograph second at 3 o’clock
- Power reserve at 9 o’clock
- 1/100th second chronograph function
- 2 tourbillons pendulums
- Automatic bi-directionnal rewinding system
Case diameter: 45mm
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