TAG Heuer CARRERA Mikrograph chronograph is only made of 100 pieces, with classic style, with white lacquer dial and lacquered numerals. The design inspiration comes from the sports timer at the time.
Its Carrera-style case is equipped with a desktop stand and can also be fixed to the instrument panel: both a watch and an instrument.
Robust and practical technical instrumentation
The new TAG Heuer Carrera Mikrograph watch represents innovative technology and incorporates functional design into these instruments used for sports timekeeping in the 1920s.
Accurate, easy to read, and sturdy. At 12 o’clock, there is a large spherical ridged crown, and a unique ‘mushroom’ shaped button, reminiscent of the earliest TAG Heuer dials.
The white lacquered dial with black lacquered numerals and hour markers, the vintage Heuer logo and the word ‘Made in Switzerland’ faithfully adhere to the original watch configuration. Best legibility.
The blue steel chronograph hands, the teardrop-shaped counterweight on the minute hand and the arrows on the chronograph hands make the time display clear and easy to read. The rounded leaf-shaped hour and minute hands are reminiscent of the ‘Roaring Twenties.’ The display panel is very practical and exudes pure retro charm.
Double-stranded structure: speed and accuracy
The TAG Heuer CARRERA Mikrograph Anniversary Edition is equipped with a unique homemade movement TAG Heuer Calibre Mikrograph 1/100 second movement that debuted in 2011. This first mechanical chronograph has an integrated column wheel, which uses the central hand to display 1 / 100th of a second.
This movement is composed of 480 components and has 11 patents. It integrates two devices: one for displaying time and one for timing. Each unit is individually equipped with a barrel, transmission and escapement. First of all, the watch has a time display function (hours, minutes, small seconds and date), vibrates 28,800 times per hour (4Hz), and has a 42-hour power reserve. Secondly, the autonomous device can autonomously control the timing of 1/100 second in 90 minutes.
With a dynamic compensation system, the vibration frequency reaches 360,000 times per hour (50 Hz) and the dazzling rotation speed per minute. The ‘ordinary frequency’ and ‘high frequency’ kinetic energy chains are independent, ensuring unparalleled accuracy and timing, preventing the chronograph from affecting the operation of the watch and reducing energy loss.
In addition to excellent chronological performance, this two-way automatic movement has hours, minutes and power reserve display at 9 o’clock, a calendar window at 4:30, a 1/100 second chronograph hand at the center, and 30 minutes at 12 Chronograph with seconds counter at 3 o’clock.