Heuer Carrera Mikrograph Achieves World First!

Building on the innovation of the 1916 Mikrograph stopwatch which revolutionized timekeeping, the first TAG Heuer offering of 2011 is the release of the Heuer Carrera Mikrograph.

What the company has achieved is the first 1/100th of a Second wrist worn stopwatch featuring two different balance wheels, with separate escapements and transmission systems that assist the performance of the stopwatch without interference to the watch movement.

Here is the breakdown of the details:

  • COSC certified chronograph with a column wheel system
  • Balance wheel for the watch moving at 4 hertz (28’800 vibrations per hour) with a 42-hour power reserve
  • Balance Wheel for the stopwatch moving at 50 hertz (360’000 vibrations per hour) with a 90-minute power reserve
  • 62 jewels
  • Transparent sapphire crystal case back
  • Solid rose gold case
  • Limited edition of 150 timepieces (made over two years with 50 available this year)

This masterpiece of “Haute Horlogerie Suisse” sets a new milestone in grandes complications and both celebrates and confirms the company’s 150 years of  leadership in mastering ultimate accuracy, speed and high complexity mechanical movements.

Price: $50,000 USD

Joseph Fields