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Baselworld Update: TAG Heuer Pendulum

Last Updated on February 19, 2012 by Calibre 11

With only three weeks to go until the Baselworld 2010 show opens, more details about what TAG Heuer’s plans are starting to emerge. The key piece of news is the name of the “new concept movement” that was detailed first in the Calibre 11 Baselworld Preview in late January. The new movement is called the TAG Heuer Pendulum.

The concept drawing only shows part of the new movement, but clearly prominent- as you’d expect- is a pendulum sitting within a circular casing and with a “cross-brace” across the back with exposed screw-heads- similar to the styling of the Monaco 24 Concept movement.

The real puzzle is how the pendulum will generate enough energy to provide power to the actual mechanism of the watch and how the movement will be regulated. This I imagine will be the real magic of this concept and it will be fascinating to see how it all works.

It will be interesting to see if any additional details emerge over the next few days, with the Geneva Motorshow starting next week. It was at the last Geneva Motorshow in 2008 that TAG Heuer announced the Grand Carrera Calibre 36 Caliper Ti2- so perhaps additional information will be released in the next few days.

Click below to see the concept drawing of the TAG Heuer Pendulum.