Haute Horlogerie Workshop
In the mid-2000s, TAG Heuer created a workshop that would develop and incorporate cutting edge technologies to produce a very limited number of innovative watches, all being handmade. The Mikrograph (2011) used an integrated movement to offer 1/100 second accuracy, with the central chronograph hand making a full revolution every second. The Mikrotimer Flying 1000 extended TAG Heuer’s ultra-high frequency line-up to 1/1,000 second accuracy, with the central chronograph second hand completing 10 rotations per second. The name was derived from the Heuer Microtimer, from 1966, an electronic timer that was the world’s first timer with 1/1,000 accuracy. The last of this series was the Mikrogirder, shown in 2012, which offered 5/10’000 second precision. The TAG Heuer Carrera “Pendulum” watch, introduced in 2010, used magnets to control the movement, rather than the traditional hairspring. TAG Heuer extended the Pendulum technology when it introduced the Mikropendulum Tourbillon, which offered 1/100 second accuracy and a tourbillon, while the MikropendulumS incorporated two magnetic Pendulums and a double tourbillon.