The HEUER CARRERA MIKROGRAPH 1/100th Second Chronograph features two different balance wheels, with separate escapements and transmission systems that allow to engage the stopwatch performance without interference to the watch movement.
However, unlike the Calibre 360 which was modular, the new Mikrograph 1/100th is a fully integrated COSC certified chronograph with a column wheel system. It comprises a balance wheel for the watch moving at 4 hertz, 28'800 vibrations per hour, with a 42-hour power reserve; for the stopwatch, the high frequency Swiss balance wheel oscillates at 50 hertz, 360'000 vibrations per hour, with a 90-minute power reserve, displaying this 1/100th of a second with the central chronograph hand. A transparent sapphire crystal case back allows a direct and stunning view of the two "hearts" beating at different speeds and facing each other at the bottom of the complex movement endowed with sophisticated Côte de Genève finishes.
TAG Heuer's timekeeping heritage is peerless. It is fuelled by the distinction between just fractions of a second, when the performance of speed-driven professionals is at stake.
In 1916, TAG Heuer developed the Mikrograph, the first sports stopwatch accurate to 1/50th and 1/100th of a second when other timing instruments could only measure to the nearest 1/5th of a second. This technical innovation changed the future of racing events management, by gaining greater accuracy of a second - a mere moment that can count for everything between striving professionals. This groundbreaking core technology catapulted Heuer ahead as official timekeeper to the world's most prominent competitive sporting events ever since.
Available in a rose gold limited edition of 150 timepieces only, the new HEUER CARRERA MIKROGRAPH 1/100th Second Chronograph brings this original stopwatch innovation to the wrists of modern motor-racing enthusiasts who seek ultimate precision. Until now, the wristwatch and stopwatch were separate instruments because of their differing performance objectives: the wristwatch is like a marathon runner, slow but with endurance, while the stopwatch is like a sprinter, fast but in bursts of activity. If they drew upon the same gear for their differing intensities, such a traditional chronograph movement would wear quickly.
With the HEUER CARRERA MIKROGRAPH 1/100th Second Chronograph limited edition, TAG Heuer celebrates in style "150 years of mastering speed".
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.Find out more >
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