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TAG Heuer - Carrera Chronograph Tourbillon Chronometer "Tête de Vipère"

TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Tourbillon Chronometer "Tête de Vipère"

TAG Heuer "Tête de Vipère" watch was voted Sports Watch of the Year 2018 at the Salón Internacional Alta Relojería in Mexico.

Mexico's Salón Internacional Alta Relojería (SIAR) fine watch fair took place on October 16th to 18th. Created in 2007, this event is the highlight of the watchmaking year for both South America and the Caribbean, with 40 watch brands in attendance, joined by more than 400 guests from the international media. 

Recognising watches created during 2018, SIAR awarded TAG Heuer the Sports Watch of the Year prize for the Carrera Chronograph Tourbillon Chronometer "Tête de Vipère"

Carrera Chronograph Tourbillon Chronometer

© TAG Heuer

"Naturally, we are delighted to win this prize,” explained Guy Semon, CEO of the TAG Heuer Institute. “It recognises the incredible expertise of the haute horlogerie team, and the hard work of both the development and product teams and the TAG Heuer Institute, who together constantly innovate and strive towards perfection to ensure the continued excellence of the brand".

This new version of the Carrera features two prestigious complications: a tourbillon which, via its almost hypnotic motion, cancels out variations in rate, and a chronometer with "Tête de Vipère" chronograph certification, developed and produced by the teams at TAG Heuer, within the manufacture. 

Carrera Chronograph Tourbillon Chronometer

© TAG Heuer

TAG Heuer is the first Swiss watch manufacture able to market tourbillon chronographs which not only have chronometer certification, but which bear the exclusive and prestigious "Tête de Vipère" stamp of excellence, awarded by the Besançon Observatory on behalf of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures. More than simply proof of quality and accuracy, this stamp is confirmation of technical expertise. 

"We are currently the only brand with the expertise to series-produce chronometer tourbillon chronographs which have "Tête de Vipère" certification." added Guy Semon. "Thanks to the commitment of everyone who supported our research, TAG Heuer has become the largest manufacturer of premium tourbillons, 100 % of which have received chronometer certification in Switzerland, cementing the brand's position as an outstanding producer of high-precision haute horlogerie. Moreover, our Carrera Tourbillon broke a record 15 days ago for a chronometer at the Besançon observatory." 

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Over 150 years of watchmaking savoir-faire and technical innovation have made TAG Heuer a global reference in avant-garde sports watches. As it tracked the rise of sports demanding increasingly precise timekeeping, TAG Heuer continually developed its unique capabilities through a long-term vision of what watchmaking is today, and what it will look like tomorrow.

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