Unveiled this March at BaselWorld 2016, the Heuer-02T COSC Chronograph Tourbillon movement has had a busy year. Today, TAG Heuer announces that exactly 710 pieces were certified in 2016 by the independent testing body, Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres – the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing institute (COSC).
The aim of its development strategy was clear: to fall below the CHF 15,000 mark (about 14,000€). The Heuer-02T COSC Chronograph Tourbillon movement was entirely designed and developed at TAG Heuer. Every team within the manufacture have been involved in meeting the challenge.
This skeleton movement comprises 284 components, within a diameter of 31 mm (13 ¾’’’ [lines]) and a thickness of 6.9 mm, beating at a frequency of 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour) and boasting a 65-hour power reserve.
In 2016, no less than 710 pieces were produced by the TAG Heuer Manufacture, at its La Chaux-de-Fonds and Chevenez sites in Switzerland. And they were all certified by COSC. With a price of CHF 14,900 (less than 14,000€), the challenge of high level competitiveness and affordability in the luxury industry was successfully met!