Luxury watches, Swiss watches
Men’s watches and women’s watches by TAG Heuer: where timekeeping becomes an art.

Renowned for their quality and precision, Swiss watches and luxury watches are one in the same. And within the world of Swiss watches, TAG Heuer timepieces are in a class apart. Boasting avant-garde design and advanced technology, they are more than just luxury timepieces or mere sports watches – they are in a category all their own.

TAG Heuer combines manual craftsmanship with the best and latest technology, for ladies’ and men’s watches that bear witness to heritage while inspiring innovation and excellence. Resolutely modern yet enduringly sophisticated, a TAG Heuer watch goes beyond sublime aesthetics: its automatic watches boast high frequencies ranging from 21,600 vibrations per hour to up to 360,000 (as in the case of the Calibre 360), ensuring excellent mechanical precision. For this reason, a number of its automatic watch movements have been awarded the prestigious Official Swiss Chronometer Control (C.O.S.C.) certificate.

It comes as no surprise, then, that TAG Heuer chronograph watches are celebrated as the pinnacle of Swiss watch precision timekeeping. These luxury sport watches are the official timekeepers of one of the world’s most prestigious racing events, the Monaco Grand Prix. In addition, TAG Heuer is the official partner of both America’s-Cup-winner Oracle Team USA and esteemed Formula 1 automotive manufacture McLaren – for a perfect marriage of speed and timekeeping accuracy.

Aesthetically, TAG Heuer timepieces are equally as impressive. Crafted by experts in their field, these luxury Swiss watches combine the finest materials in flawless harmony. Whether blending the best in traditional materials – such as soft calfskin, fine alligator leather, precious solid gold or robust stainless steel – or accenting them with newer, more contemporary materials – including high-tech rubber and modern fabric – TAG Heuer blurs the lines between the preconceived notions of sports watches and luxury watches. Its quality finishes, including fine brushing, black PVD finish and ruthenium treatment, are both refined yet innovative, visually appealing yet always practical.

Meanwhile, its watches for women are the height of understated elegance. Its diamond watches, in particular, add a touch of feminine sparkle to the iconic men’s watch models that have made the TAG Heuer name: the TAG Heuer Carrera, the Monaco, the Link, the Aquaracer and the TAG Heuer Formula 1. With luxury materials and scaled back lines, these stylish ladies’ timepieces carry on the tradition of fine craftsmanship and impeccable precision that has been part of the brand’s DNA for over a century.

All this to say that TAG Heuer timepieces are about more than just luxury or precision: they are the bearer of the finest in Swiss craftsmanship pushed boldly into the future. Aesthetically sublime yet decidedly reliable, finely crafted yet resolutely high-tech, contemporary yet refined, TAG Heuer gives new meaning to luxury watches for men and women.

OUR COMPANY

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In 1860, Edouard Heuer, a young Swiss watchmaker, founded his own workshop, the Edouard Heuer & Co Watches Company, in St-Imier, Switzerland. Edouard had an obsession: to master time and explore the tiniest fractions of this mysterious and mystical dimension with complicated mechanical instruments.

Since then, TAG Heuer is the world leader in prestigious and high-precision chronographs. It is the only Swiss watchmaking company using its own mechanical chronograph movements to master 1/10th, 1/100th, 1/1,000th and 5/10,000ths of a second. Thanks to a relentless quest for innovation, a passionate pioneering spirit and an uncompromising determination to push the boundaries of mechanical watchmaking, Edouard’s dreams have been turned into reality by a dynasty of pioneers: himself, his son, grandsons and great-grandson, Jack Heuer. One of the most innovative Swiss watchmakers ever, Jack has filed many major patents as well as introducing breakthrough innovations such as the first-ever self-winding mechanical chronograph, the legendary Monaco Chronomatic 11, in 1969.

Today, our watchmakers and engineers stay true to Jack’s passion for innovation by constantly challenging conventional wisdom and taking the Brand to unsurpassed levels of precision. The game-changing TAG Heuer Carrera Mikrogirder 10,000 Concept Chronograph introduced in Basel 2012 is a magnificent tribute to Jack’s vision and inspiration. It is the first ever mechanical chronograph capable of capturing and displaying 5/10,000ths of a second. This new milestone in watchmaking won the prestigious Aiguille d’Or at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève in 2012, the highest Award in luxury watchmaking. As testimony to this unique expertise and our contribution to the legend that is Swiss watchmaking, TAG Heuer has been awarded no fewer than 8 Awards at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève in the past 11 years.

In 2013, TAG Heuer is entering a new era. First, as a tribute to 50 years of Carrera, the Brand is launching a new serie of timepieces featuring an exclusive in-house movement, Calibre 1887. Motor racing belongs to TAG Heuer DNA more than ever. The 30-year-long partnership with McLaren is the perfect symbol of this tight link. Adrenaline and racing, passion and avant-garde, are values TAG Heuer will pass to its customers through the bold timepieces it creates.

Last but not least, Jean-Christophe Babin, the Brand’s charismatic CEO for the last 13 years, during which he has played a key role in turning the company’s fortunes around, is stepping down, to be replaced as CEO by myself, Stéphane Linder. The vision goes on. As the new leader of the brand, I will stay absolutely true to the same obsession with ultimate quality and timeless styles as Edouard Heuer, in 1860. I will ensure perfect continuity of leadership, in order to maximize all the energy and dynamism of TAG Heuer, a legendary brand that I am so passionate about.  

 

Stéphane Linder  
President and Chief Executive Officer