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.

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Manufacturing

TAG Heuer’s innovative and avant-garde spirit is not only found in the originality of its creations, but also in the way in which it manufactures and assembles them.
Luxury Swiss watchmaking combines manual craftsmanship with the most advanced technology to guarantee quality, precision timing and enduring sophistication.

Craftsmanship
Much of the responsibility for TAG Heuer excellence rests on the talent of its people. TAG Heuer house horologists, or expert watchmakers, have skills which have been developed over several generations. These skills are necessary for the delicate operations in assembly. TAG Heuer watchmakers must carefully construct wheel and pinions that are barely visible to the naked eye, or fix hands on a shaft 1/10th mm in diameter. Developing these multi-skilled craftsmen requires major investment in training and led to the creation of TAG Heuer’s own watchmaking school.

Technology
Inspired by other high-tech sectors, TAG Heuer has developed a revolutionary semi-automated line. Each watch movement is individually followed along the line by high-performance software. After a station, the movement is automatically sent to the next relevant station, although craftspeople maintain complete control. This mix of artisanal craftsmanship with high-tech automation and space-age materials allows for the creation of incredibly innovative products.

Innovation
One of these innovative products is the Calibre 1887 –a new TAG Heuer chronograph movement produced and assembled in-house. The Calibre 1887 is an audaciously re-engineered version of the original 1887 TAG Heuer oscillating pinion and column wheel. Oscillating at 28,800 beats per hour, this 39-jewel, 29.3mm movement has 320 working parts – a stunning feat of mechanical engineering. With this in-house chronograph, TAG Heuer, the only watch manufacturer to master 1/10th and 1/100th second accuracy in mechanical chronograph movement, continues to prove why it is the leader in Swiss precision timing.