04 Nov. TAG HEUER CALIBRE 1969

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After the 2009 launch of the TAG Heuer Calibre 1887 automatic chronograph movement, the pioneering Swiss brand adds a second movement to its ever-expanding industrial capacity: the TAG Heuer Calibre 1969

A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME... BY ONE OF ITS MOST FAMOUS KEEPERS

In 1969, Jack Heuer and his partners unveiled the Calibre 11, the world’s first automatic chronograph movement, which he housed in the now-legendary square-shaped Monaco. The groundbreaking movement and its successors -- Calibres 12, 14 and 15 -- are among the most innovative in the pioneering Swiss brand’s history, and continue to inspire TAG Heuer designers, engineers and artisans to this day.

TAG HEUER: THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING OF CHRONOGRAPHS

By adding the Calibre 1887 and the Calibre 1969 to its manufacturing capacity, TAG Heuer’s growth and continued leadership in chronographs is fully assured. Production volume of the two innovative movement will surpass 50,000 units in 2013 and reach a projected target capacity of 100,000 by 2016. This makes TAG Heuer the biggest industrial chronograph producer among all Swiss watch brands, and one of the very few Swiss Manufactures capable of producing all of its own major components -- not just movements but dials and cases. A pioneering force for more than 150 years, TAG Heuer has always been at the forefront of innovation in technology and design. The TAG Heuer Calibres 1887 and 1969 make it abundantly clear that it has no intention of being anywhere else.

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