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First Look: TAG Heuer Mikropendulum Tourbillon (Ref. CAR5B81)

Over the last few weeks we’ve brought you the details of new models that bolster TAG Heuer’s offering in the entry-level segment of the market. But this week we’re going to the right to the other end of the scale with TAG Heuer’s new flagship watch- the 2014 Carrera Mikropendulum Tourbillon. The new Bullhead chronograph is a development of 2013’s MikropendulumS, the wonderful… Read More

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Inside TAG Heuer’s Haute Horlogerie Workshop

Only a few years ago, the concept of a haute horlogerie (a French term that in essence means “high-end watchmaking”) TAG Heuer watch was a foreign one. It was only under the leadership of Jean-Christophe Babin in the mid-2000s that the company began to reactivate watchmaking skills that had long been dormant. Starting with the Monaco V4, TAG Heuer has set… Read More

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First Look: TAG Heuer Carrera MikroPendulum

Three years after TAG Heuer unveiled the radical Grand Carrera Pendulum, the innovative magnetic movement is back- this time powering a Chronograph. Seeing a second development of the Pendulum concept is exciting enough, but the amazing news is that this is no longer a concept- the Pendulum is ready for production. The TAG Heuer Carrera MikroPendulum is yet another evolution… Read More

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Haute Horology: TAG Heuer Pendulum and Mikrotimer Update

Earlier this week I spoke with TAG Heuer CEO Jean-Christophe Babin about TH’s movement strategy- and in particular, what was going on with two of their most innovative movements- the Pendulum and the Mikrotimer. The Pendulum was unveiled at Basel in March 2010, with the Mikrotimer following exactly a year later. Along with the V4 and the Mikrograph, the four… Read More

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TAG Heuer Movements: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

It’s hard to remember a time when there has been so much focus on the movement that sits inside a watch- where it comes from, who designed it and who made it. It may sound strange to say that there was little focus on movements until around 2000- after all, they are not only an integral part of the watch,… Read More

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First Look: TAG Heuer Grand Carrera Pendulum

Having bought you the first images of the Pendulum movement, we can now share with you the very first photos of the TAG Heuer Grand Carrera Pendulum and its secret- this watch does not have a hairspring to regulate the movement- instead, it uses magnets. This explains why TAG Heuer have joined forces with Tesla, because Telsa is not only the name of… Read More

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TAG Heuer Pendulum Movement Unveiled

Three weeks ago Calibre 11 brought you the first image of the Pendulum movement- or at least the “pendulum” part of the movement. Here for the first time is a sketch of the entire movement- you can see the elements shown in the last image just below  the TAG Heuer logo. While this looks like the layout of a tourbillon,… Read More

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TAG Heuer and Tesla

Further clues from TAG Heuer on the new Pendulum movement, with the announcement today of a partnership with US electric car maker Tesla.

The TAG Heuer Tesla Roadster will house the new TAG Heuer Pendulum movement in its centre console and will be used to launch the new movement at Basel on March 18.

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Baselworld Update: TAG Heuer Pendulum

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… Read More



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