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.

25 Sep. ORACLE TEAM USA WINNER OF THE 34TH AMERICA’S CUP

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TAG HEUER PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE DARING SPIRIT & COMPETITIVE DRIVE OF A GREAT CHAMPION ORACLE TEAM USA WINNER OF THE 34TH AMERICA’S CUP

SAN FRANCISCO - TAG Heuer congratulates its Official Partner, ORACLE TEAM USA, for its thrilling come-from-behind victory in the winner-take-all final of the 34th America’s Cup on Wednesday.

“We are extremely proud of every member of this extraordinary crew and every component on this incredible boat,” said Stéphane Linder, TAG Heuer CEO and President, after Monday’s race in San Francisco Bay. “ORACLE TEAM USA showed amazing drive and guts, overcoming incredible adversity--losing boat one, getting docked two races and having to give up their star wing trimmer, but they kept their nerve, worked harder, and plowed on. And they pulled it off. It was a great and glorious moment, unprecedented in the world of competitive sailing, and we are very grateful to have been a part of it.”

Down an seemingly insurmountable 8-1 in the best-of-17 regatta, ORACLE TEAM USA won an astounding eight back-to-back races with Emirates Team New Zealand to pull off the greatest and most courageous comeback in the history of competitive sailing.

“To keep your focus and stay confident under such intense conditions and against such incredible odds is a remarkable demonstration of mental force and commitment,” said Linder. “These men are true exemplars of performance and audacity at the highest level. We couldn’t have hoped for a better representative of TAG Heuer's DNA and values.”

The crew, led by helmsman Jimmy Spithill, at 34 the youngest skipper in America’s Cup history, refused to surrender and successfully fought off eight match points by aggressively taking early leads and pushing their foiling AC72 to its fastest recorded speeds in the regatta.

In adverse weather -- racing has been postponed several times in the last week because of winds exceeding the pre-established limits -- Spithill, along with ORACLE TEAM USA tactician, Ben Ainslie, and strategist, Tom Slingsby, were able to quickly analyze the varying conditions and decide on tactics quickly in part thanks to the onboard connectivity equipment and ultra-innovative and intelligent smartwatches co-invented by the R&D departments of TAG Heuer and ORACLE TEAM USA. The embedded system uses special editions of the Aquaracer 500M Calibre 72 Countdown chronograph. Customized for each sailor’s specific tasks and wirelessly linked directly to the boat’s computers, the extremely resilient and waterproof Aquaracers (impact resistant to 5,000 G) gave the crew constantly updated information on how the boat and its sails were behaving, including boat speed, foil balance, sail pressure, true wind speed, true wind direction and true wind angle.

“This has been a great learning experience,” said Linder. “Together with ORACLE TEAM USA -- a group of dedicated we’ve put together something that has the potential to change the face of competitive sailing. It’s a first for sailing and a first for Swiss watchmaking. We can’t wait to get back to the labs -- and then back out on the water.”