Swiss Luxury Watches For Men and For Women

Men’s watches and women watches made by TAG Heuer

Each watch a paragon of precision engineering, quality, and sporting heritage. This is the TAG Heuer DNA. This is what ensures TAG Heuer position as a world leader of luxury sports watches and chronographs.

Swiss watches are renowned for their quality and precision. And within the world of Swiss watches, TAG Heuer watches are known not just for quality and precision, but for avant-garde design and advanced technology too. For a sports heritage that inspires excellence. And for quality materials that create luxury watches for men and women.

Since 1860, when Edouard Heuer opened his first workshop in the Swiss mountains, TAG Heuer has been consistently first to master chronograph precision in its smallest increments. Stunning consumers and the watchmaking industry with the likes of the 1916 Mikrograph - the world’s first sports stopwatch with 1/100th of a second precision. Or more recently with the Mikrotimer Flying 1000, the only mechanical chronograph to measure and display 1/1,000th of a second. And in 2012, it’s the turn of the Mikrogirder Concept Watch to dazzle with its unprecedented precision – 5/10,000th of a second accuracy. Today, TAG Heuer is the only Swiss watch brand producing mechanical and automatic chronographs with this phenomenal fractional second accuracy.

Throughout its history, TAG Heuer has been at the cutting edge of time on sea, land and in the air. From date displays to fly-back hands – TAG Heuer innovations have been adopted by leading makers of luxury sports watches worldwide. It was Edouard Heuer who invented the oscillating pinion for the Microtimer in 1886 – now central to almost every contemporary mechanical chronograph. In 2004 the Monaco V4 concept watch reinvented time with drive-belts and ball-bearings – and received a rapturous welcome in Geneva.

This tradition of award-winning innovation continues with the 2010 TAG Heuer Pendulum. A concept so revolutionary it overturned a 300 year-old fundamental of watch making – the balance wheel and hairspring mechanism. For the first time in watchmaking history, the oscillations of the balance wheel are driven not by the hairspring, but by magnetic field. An incredible achievement. Where does the inspiration come from?

A rich heritage and active engagement in the sporting arena. TAG Heuer’s long relationship with motorsports is legendary. Team Ferrari in the 1970s. The last 25 glorious years with McLaren F1. Emerging from this love of speed and performance, the impeccable performance of the TAG Heuer Formula 1, Monaco, Carrera and Grand Carrera Chronograph. Each watch a masterpiece of design and manufacturing, performance and precision.

And from the aquatic world – yachting, ocean-racing and scuba diving – comes Aquaracer, the indispensable sports watch. Aquaracer is proudly worn by the ORACLE Racing team in their aim to capture the America’s Cup. Their values - high performance and split-second precision - find support in their partnership with TAG Heuer.

This passion for professional sports also led to the development of the ultra-light Professional Sports Watch and the iconic LINK series. And TAG Heuer, in a constant quest for innovation, performance and prestige, continues to aim ever higher. A drive for excellence reflected in its partnerships with sporting champions, powerful ambassadors like tennis player Maria Sharapova, and F1 winner Jenson Button. Glamorous Cameron Diaz, Leondardo DiCaprio, iconic Steve McQueen, China’s Chen Dao Ming and India’s Shah Rukh Khan are charismatic TAG Heuer ambassadors too – each of them sharing TAG Heuer’s integrity, passion and excellence.

TAG Heuer watches for men are innovative timepieces that combine TAG Heuer’s mastery of precision with its racing heritage and prestige materials. Women too appreciate the TAG Heuer values of performance and reliability: TAG Heuer has designed watches for women since its earliest days. In luxury materials like diamonds, ceramic and mother-of-pearl, TAG Heuer watches for women speak to her femininity with ultra glamorous, elegant designs.

Fangio EL MAESTRO

A UNIQUE ROAD TO SUCCESS

"You should always strive to be the best, but you should never think that you already are."

Before Juan-Manuel Fangio, Formula 1 drivers in their mid-30s were considered too old to win a single race, let alone a World Championship.

Fangio didn’t get his first F1 start until he was 37. He went on to win five World Championships, proving once and for all that age doesn’t matter, only grit and talent, a desire to be the best, and an ability to never crack under pressure.

...LIKE TAG HEUER’S

Fangio became a legend by winning the World Championship of Drivers five times. A superlative track record achieved by the greatest displays of skill and daring ever seen; the greatest driver of all time.
Like TAG Heuer, he redefined the limits of his field and never cracked under pressure. His first race, at 18, in 1929, was on a dirt road in his native Argentina, behind the wheel of a Ford taxi. Soon he was winning the most dangerous endurance circuits ever raced, 10,000 kilometres on snaking roads with no pit stops or mechanics across the spine of the Andes, from Buenos Aires to Lima, Peru, and back again...

The glamour of Grand Prix lured him to Europe, thus beginning the most impressive career in motorsports: 24 World Championship Grands Prix from 52 entries, 29 pole starts, 48 front row starts—all three stats unequaled to this day. He also racked up the most World Championships with the most teams—Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Mercedes and Maserati. It was in a Maserati that he suffered his worst moment, a somersaulting spinout into a dirt bank at Monza in 1952 that snapped his neck. The crash was caused by fatigue, not because of age, but because he had driven non-stop from Paris the night before, having missed connections following a race in Belfast. Near death, he held on and clawed back, returning to the Grand Prix the following season and finishing second overall. Four more World Championships followed, capped by his last in 1957, at the age of 46. He was still driving into his 80s: when his driver’s license was revoked because of age, he challenged the licensing department to a 400km race between Buenos Aires and Mar del Plata. Guess who won. El Maestro, the path-breaker, a man driven, like TAG Heuer, to pursue greatness, to refuse limits, and never crack under pressure.

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AMBASSADORS

For more than 150 years, TAG Heuer has faced down every challenge, and then pushed past it. By defying the time-honored conventions of Swiss watchmaking, it has led it to ever higher levels of precision and performance. It makes its own rules, chooses its own path, never quits moving forward, never compromises, never cracks under pressure, just like its ambassadors.