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Men’s watches and women’s watches by TAG Heuer: where timekeeping becomes an art.

Renowned for their quality and precision, Swiss watches and luxury watches are one and the same. And within the world of Swiss watches, TAG Heuer timepieces are in a class apart. Boasting avant-garde design and advanced technology, they are more than just luxury timepieces or mere sports watches – they are in a category all their own.

TAG Heuer combines manual craftsmanship with the best and latest technology, for ladies’ and men’s watches that bear witness to heritage while inspiring innovation and excellence. Resolutely modern yet enduringly sophisticated, a TAG Heuer watch goes beyond sublime aesthetics: its automatic watches boast high frequencies ranging from 21,600 vibrations per hour to up to 360,000 (as in the case of the Caliber 360), ensuring excellent mechanical precision. For this reason, a number of its automatic watch movements have been awarded the prestigious Official Swiss Chronometer Control (C.O.S.C.) certificate.

It comes as no surprise, then, that TAG Heuer chronograph watches are celebrated as the pinnacle of Swiss watch precision timekeeping. These luxury sport watches are the official timekeepers of one of the world’s most prestigious racing events, the Monaco Grand Prix. In addition, TAG Heuer is the official partner of both America’s-Cup-winner Oracle Team USA and esteemed Formula 1 automotive manufacture McLaren – for a perfect marriage of speed and timekeeping accuracy.

Aesthetically, TAG Heuer timepieces are equally as impressive. Crafted by experts in their field, these luxury Swiss watches combine the finest materials in flawless harmony. Whether blending the best in traditional materials – such as soft calfskin, fine alligator leather, precious solid gold or robust stainless steel – or accenting them with newer, more contemporary materials – including high-tech rubber and modern fabric – TAG Heuer blurs the lines between the preconceived notions of sports watches and luxury watches. Its quality finishes, including fine brushing, black PVD finish and ruthenium treatment, are both refined yet innovative, visually appealing yet always practical.

Meanwhile, its watches for women are the height of understated elegance. Its diamond watches, in particular, add a touch of feminine sparkle to the iconic men’s watch models that have made the TAG Heuer name: the TAG Heuer Carrera, the Monaco, the Link, the Aquaracer and the TAG Heuer Formula 1. With luxury materials and scaled back lines, these stylish ladies’ timepieces carry on the tradition of fine craftsmanship and impeccable precision that has been part of the brand’s DNA for over a century.

All this to say that TAG Heuer timepieces are about more than just luxury or precision: they are the bearer of the finest in Swiss craftsmanship pushed boldly into the future. Aesthetically sublime yet decidedly reliable, finely crafted yet resolutely high-tech, contemporary yet refined, TAG Heuer gives new meaning to the best watches for men and for women.

23 Jan. TAG Heuer Carrera CMC Concept Chronograph

TAG Heuer unveils the first watch fully manufactured in Carbon Matrix Composite: 19g of Technology

The TAG Heuer CARRERA CMC CONCEPT CHRONOGRAPH is one of TAG Heuer’s most futuristic interpretation yet of the iconic Carrera, the motor-sports inspired watch designed by Jack Heuer in 1963. Made of the identical space-age carbon composite pioneered in Formula One and the aerospace industry, and powered by the brand’s in-house designed and manufactured chronograph movement, the TAG Heuer CARRERA CMC CONCEPT CHRONOGRAPH is super light and unbelievably resistant. With a case inspired by the award-winning CARRERA MIKROGIRDER, the TAG Heuer CARRERA CMC CONCEPT CHRONOGRAPH pushes watchmaking design and technology to a new extreme expression of the avant-garde.

The primary source of inspiration for the TAG Heuer CARRERA CMC CONCEPT CHRONOGRAPH is the original 1963 Carrera–the first sports chronograph designed specifically for professional drivers and sports-car enthusiasts. The case design, however, is based on 2012‘s breakthrough CARRERA MIKROGRIDER, which was named Swiss Watch of the Year at last November’s Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix, winning the prestigious Aiguille d’Or, watchmaking most coveted distinction.

The TAG Heuer CARRERA CMC CONCEPT CHRONOGRAPH shares the Mikrogirder’s distinctive asymmetrical “bullhead” case with base horns design. The crown and chronograph pushers are mounted at 12 o’clock, like a classic stopwatch. The fundamental difference, however, is the material used — Carbon Matrix Composite — and the extremely complicated miniaturized manufacturing process required to use it — both world firsts in the watchmaking industry.

The TAG Heuer CARRERA CMC CONCEPT CHRONOGRAPH’s case, back and bezel are made from thin carbon fibers organized as on a isotropic matrix. The reinforced fabric, which is only 0.007mm thick, is structured to build the components into 3D form, then heated and compacted to transform by a means of a chemical reaction the soft, flexible layers into a super rigid form.

The TAG Heuer manufacturing method, which until now was primarily used in F1 and aeronautics, facilitates watch production, and allows for intricate detailing and machining with fewer geometrical constraints and an exceptionally high degree of precision. The edges of the case middle, for example, are astonishingly detailed. Having passed all of TAG Heuer’s rigorous quality controls, the timepiece will also age much better than a conventional watch, with fewer scratches and signs of wear. Its extreme lightness also translates into ultimate comfort.

Inside ticks the famous CALIBRE 1887, TAG Heuer’s first movement built in-house. Manufactured after 4 years of intensive R&D in 2011 to mark the brand’s 150th anniversary, the integrated column-wheel chronograph movement contains 320 parts. It is a radical re-engineering of one of Edouard Heuer’s greatest contributions to watchmaking: the oscillating pinion of 1887.

Individual weights of components

Case: 10.5 g

Caseback (without crystal): 4.35 g

2 Blade horns: 2.77 g

Bezel: 1.23 g

Total weight: 76.9 g

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