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Calibre S, Carrera, Discontinued Model, Hands on Review »

[Posted by: David Chalmers | 26 Aug 2012 | 16 Comments ]
Hands on Review- TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre S

Considering that TAG Heuer had not designed or made its own mainstream movement since the early 1980s, the simultaneous announcement of the Calibre 360 and Calibre S movements at Baselworld 2005 was a landmark event for the company. Both movements were ambitious and complex- one, the world’s first 1/ 100th second mechanical chronograph (Calibre 360) and the other an electro-mechanical chronograph that set out to redefine the readability of complications- the Calibre S. While the Calibre 360 was offered only in a limited edition Carrera, the Calibre S has been extensively …

6000 Series, Calibre 17, The Ultimate Guide »

[Posted by: David Chalmers | 12 Aug 2012 | 16 Comments ]
Ultimate Guide to the TAG Heuer 6000

It had taken 10 long years, but by 1995 TAG Heuer was back on a sound financial footing. The management team brought in after the acquisition by TAG had increased sales through a series of new watch lines- the Formula 1, S/el, 1500 and 4000 series. Having stabilised the finances, attention now turned to developing a flagship watch. The new series would offer premium case materials, including Platinum, 18k Yellow and White Gold, and be powered by a range of automatic movements, including a Chronometer. The new range followed the naming convention …

History »

[Posted by: David Chalmers | 7 Aug 2012 | 3 Comments ]
Heuer and the Olympic Games

While TAG Heuer’s recent Research and Development has focused on reaching new standards of precision (1/ 100th, 1/ 1000th and 5/ 10,000th second) for mechanical Chronographs, you may not know that with these achievements TAG Heuer is in fact breaking its own records. Heuer first broke through the 1/ 100th second barrier back in 1916- not with a mechanical watch, but with a mechanical stopwatch.
The stopwatch was launched in 1916 and was an amazing five-times more precise than other stopwatches of the day. It was thanks to the this innovation that Heuer was …