The Calibre S proposes a new method of measuring and reading time by means of bidirectional systems that are mechanically independentbut synchronized, offering accuracy, practicality and elegance. It combines the precision of quartz technology with the sophistication and complexity of mechanical watchmaking. The Calibre S is the first new generation of analog timepieces to be developed for several centuries and, with some 250 components, it is in the pure avant-garde tradition of TAG Heuer.
This disruptive technology has been strongly inspired by sports car instruments. It uses similar bidirectional micro-motors and 160° dials. Placed at 4.30 and 7.30, they display information ranging from a perpetual calendar to 1/100th of a second.
This breakthrough by TAG Heuer required a special effort to minimize the weight of parts and materials in order to maximize precision and guarantee perfect inertia. The Calibre S underwent 12.000 hours of testing including simulated acceleration, shocks, and exposure to extreme temperatures. Despite the great difficulties involved,TAG Heuer made no concessions in the quality and performance of the Calibre S which is fitted in the Aquaracer and Link series.
– The central hands display the elapsed time measured by the chronograph (hours, minutes and seconds).
– The two counters display the date in Time mode, and 1/00th sec. in Chrono mode.