Since its inception just over 150 years ago, TAG Heuer has been involved in Olympic timing, automobile racing and more. As such, the brand continually remains on the cutting-edge when it comes to developing timepieces that can time to fractions of a second.
Pushing the envelope of traditional watchmaking, the patented Carrera Mikrograph 1/100th Second Chronograph as compared to most chronograph watches that measure to 1/5th of a second. Also distinguishing the 43mm Carrera Mikrograph 1/100th Second Chronograph from other chronographs its two distinct balance wheels, one for the watch (that beats at 28,000 vibrations per hour) and the other for the chronograph (that oscillates at 360,000 beats per hour) – which allows for the full engagement of the stopwatch without interfering with the watch function. The power reserves also operate on two separate cylinders: the high-frequency stopwatch offers 90 minutes of power reserve; the watch features a 42-hour power reserve.
“TAG Heuer’s brand spirit and DNA are all about freedom,” says Jean-Christophe Babin, president and CEO of TAG Heuer. ”We offer luxury, sport and emotion at the same time. Our watches have a history and an innovative spirit that comes through from creation to the wrist. The new Mikrograph, as it represents our dedication to extreme precision and quality performance. It was developed entirely in house in just 18 months and brings the concept of a chronograph to new levels and beyond … something TAG Heuer is famous for.”
Just 150 pieces will be built, each retailing for approximately $35,000.