[Special Report from Basel of Watches] On April 25, 2013, Swiss time, the 41st Basel International Watch Fair kicked off, as a watch home of the top watch industry A special reporting team was sent to Switzerland to bring the exhibition report to everyone in the first place.
People familiar with the history of TAG Heuer may know that for more than 150 years of development, TAG Heuer has always maintained a close relationship with racing cars, and has produced a series of classic watches with the concept of racing cars. Today, let’s meet seven of the most famous limited edition watches. What they have in common is not only the scarcity, but also a racing story behind each watch.
Five years after the launch of the Calibre 360 chronograph, TAG Heuer made another big attack. The newly designed high-frequency dual-component mechanical movement is a gift for the 1916 version of the TAG Heuer Mikrograph stopwatch. For more than 50 years, TAG Heuer Mikrograph stopwatches have clocked high-speed movements at 25 and 50 Hz.
TAG Heuer Carrera MIKROGRAPH 1 / 100-second chronograph with dual movement components, 62 jewel bearings and 396 parts is another wonder of ‘Swiss High-end Watches and Clocks’, setting a new milestone for complication watches.
Tag Heuer Carrera 1 / 100-second chronograph stunning Beijing
Limited edition of 4 pieces in China retail price RMB 360,000
But the difference from the modular Calibre 360 is that the new Mikrograph 1 / 100-second chronograph is certified by the Swiss official observatory and fully integrates the column wheel system. This stopwatch includes a 4 Hz watch balance with 28,800 vibrations per hour and a 42-hour power reserve; and a high-frequency Swiss stopwatch balance (50 Hz) with 360,000 vibrations per hour with 90 Minute power reserve; and 1/100 second displayed by the central hand. The bottom cover is a sapphire crystal see-through window, which can directly observe two ‘hearts’ with different vibration speeds, which are located at the bottom of the complex movement decorated with Geneva ripples, facing each other.
TAG Heuer’s timeless heritage is unmatched. The millisecond discrimination allows TAG Heuer to reach its peak again, which is also closely related to speed athletes.
In 1916, TAG Heuer introduced the first Mikrograph sports stopwatch with an accuracy of 1/50 and 1/100 seconds, while the highest accuracy of other tools at that time was only 1/5 seconds. This technological innovation improves timing accuracy and changes the future of event management. For struggling professional players, the millisecond battle is the key to success. This groundbreaking core technology has made TAG Heuer the first official timer sponsor of the world’s most famous events.
Summary: The TAG Heuer CARRERA MIKROGRAPH 1 / 100-second chronograph is only available in a limited edition of 150 rose gold, bringing the stopwatch innovation to modern racing enthusiasts seeking extreme precision. So far, watches and stopwatches are two different timing tools with different uses: watches can be regarded as marathon runners, with balanced speed and endurance, while stopwatches are like sprinters, sprinting and explosive. If the two are driven by the same gear, the traditional chronograph movement will wear out quickly. TAG Heuer launches the limited edition CARRERA MIKROGRAPH 1 / 100-second chronograph to celebrate TAG Heuer’s ‘150th anniversary of speed control’.
The pictures and information collected by the reporting team in front of the Watch House will be uploaded to the special topics in Basel, so stay tuned.
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