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.

MikropendulumS watch

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 f…

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 times 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 and the TAG Heuer Carrera Mikrogirder. The two tourbillon Pendulums and their solid rose gold bridges (18K 5N) are visible through the fine-brushed anthracite dial.

GENESIS

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.

 

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.

Functions & features

Movement dimensions
  • Total diameter: 35.8 mm (15 3/4’’’)
  • Total height: 9.82mm
454 components
Frequency

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 every minute
75 jewels
Power reserve
  • Watch: 24 hours
  • Chronograph: 60 minutes
Properties of display
  • Hours
  • Minutes
  • 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
Mechanical features
  • 1/100th second chronograph function
  • 2 tourbillons pendulums
  • Automatic bi-directionnal rewinding system
Case

Case diameter: 47mm