Carrera Mikrograph: Teaser Ii

Carrera Mikrograph: Teaser II

Carrera Mikrograph: Teaser IiWith only ten days to go before TAG Heuer unveil the new 2011 Carrera Mikrograph, Calibre 11 can today bring you a second teaser image- this time of the Mikrograph movement. As you may recall from the last post on this watch, the Mikrograph is a new in-house movement that will initially power a Limited Edition Rose Gold Carrera (see image below).

The party-trick of the Mikrograph is its ability to time to 1/100th second accuracy- a feat that matches the Calibre 360 movement, which TAG Heuer developed, albeit never on a fully commercial scale. But while the two movements may time to the same degree of accuracy, they are quite different both in design and execution.

Carrera Mikrograph: Teaser Ii

As you’d expect, the Carrera Mikrograph has a large, clear caseback to highlight the new movement. The movement has a great all-black “industrial” design and like the front of the watch, the movement is branded Heuer. Of course, the really cool parts of the movement are not shown in this photo- but they’re just off to the right…

Carrera Mikrograph: Teaser Ii

What is interesting for me about the finish of the movement is the similarity to the finish on the Rose Gold Monaco V4- as you can see below, both have the same black metal finish with an over-sized Côte de Genève style pattern. Using this design gives the movement a very modern feel, in stark contrast to the classic design of the watch itself.

Carrera Mikrograph: Teaser Ii

While the Carrera Mikrograph will be the star of the 2011 Basel releases, the watch and its movement will be unveiled ahead of Baselworld at a special event in Geneva on 17 January. Look forward to being able to show you the full images then.