For TAG Heuer, which is at the forefront of the watchmaking industry, watchmaking is an art. After 154 years of experience, TAG Heuer designers, engineers, and craftsmen mastered the art and carried it forward in each TAG Heuer’s own dials, cases and movements. TAG Heuer’s unparalleled artistic achievements are especially reflected in his classic Carrera watch. TAG Heuer’s second completely self-produced movement has an unprecedented 80-hour power reserve. With the classic design of the Carrera series of watches and chronographs, the TAG Heuer Carrera series is still rapidly writing its immortal legend.
TAG Heuer, located in the world-renowned watchmaking shrine Jura, Switzerland, has a century of watchmaking experience and cutting-edge watchmaking technology. Two precision chronograph movements from TAG Heuer are loved by watch lovers and connoisseurs with their iconic classic design.
The first chronograph movement was Calibre 1887. This movement is produced and assembled by TAG Heuer’s watchmaking workshops in La Chaux-de-Fonds and Chevenez, Switzerland. Launched in 2009, this movement is known for its extreme accuracy. In honor of Edouard Heuer’s ‘swing gear’ invented and patented in 1887, TAG Heuer specifically named this movement ‘Calibre 1887’. Since its release, Calibre 1887 has been well received and has won praise from watchmaking industry experts, winning the Petite Aiguille in the ‘Geneva Watch Awards’ in 2010.
In 2013, TAG Heuer released its second chronograph movement, the Calibre CH 80. Based on the experience of developing Calibre 1887 movement, TAG Heuer’s research and development team successfully developed this new movement in just two years, turning the dream of the world into reality.
TAG Heuer has been committed to the vertical integration of the entire industry chain of the watchmaking industry, and has invested a total of 40 million Swiss francs for this purpose. TAG Heuer currently has four watchmaking workshops in Switzerland that produce cases, dials and the two chronograph movements mentioned above. The production base of the case is in Corno and Canton Jura, while the production base of the dial is in Tramelan. And Canton Bern. TAG Heuer is the undisputed leader in high-end chronographs and is one of the very few Swiss watch brands that can produce all major components (calibration, dial, case) in-house. TAG Heuer’s goal is to achieve an annual production of 100,000 chronograph movements by 2015.
In November 2013, TAG Heuer officially released a new chronograph caliber ‘Calibre CH 80’, code-named 1969, of which ‘CH’ represents the production base of the movement-watchmaking in Chevenez, Switzerland Workshop, and ’80’ represents the power reserve of this movement is up to 80 hours. Calibre CH 80 movement consists of 233 parts and is only 6.5 mm thick. The design with a vertical clutch mechanism ensures that it has an ultra-long power reserve and accurate timing. The movement frequency is 28,800 times (4 Hz) per hour, with a daily error range of -4 / + 6 seconds.
Calibre CH 80 is produced and assembled by TAG Heuer’s fine watchmaking workshops in La Chaux-de-Fonds and Chevenez, Switzerland. In addition to the date window, there is a chronograph at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock on the dial. The exquisite Geneva ripple on the movement is perfectly combined with the snailed tungsten rotor, the nickel-plated straddle wheels and the delicately arranged wheel train splints. The four-spoke balance wheel and components on the movement are from the Swiss company Atokalpa, while the plywood, motherboard and original movement components are manufactured by TAG Heuer’s Chevenez watchmaking workshop. In general, TAG Heuer’s new movement has the following three advantages: slim sideways, long power reserve, and large production potential.
Calera: The evolving classic
The TAG Heuer Carrera watch series was born in 1963 driven by the imagination of Jack Heuer, the legend of the Swiss watchmaking industry. As the first chronograph specifically designed for professional racers and avid racing enthusiasts, its creation was inspired by the hardest and most endurance event in motorsport-‘Carrera Pan American Mexico Road Race’ .
The unique design of the Calera collection underscores its distinctive charm. Its classic elements include a simple and elegant appearance, a sturdy case and an extremely easy-to-read dial. A perfect blend of modernity and classics, the Carrera series draws on eternally representative elements of motorsport, incorporating a determined sports style, such as the black and white contrast on the retro racing dashboard, and the world-renowned racer Juan Manu Perforated leather gloves that Juan-Manuel Fangio and other contemporary racers love to wear.
The Calella series has continued to innovate for many years, constantly re-interpreting the classic elements from the past, and creating one after another for the past, present and future. This year, more than half a century after its launch, the Carrera watch series has added several new super classics.
The new member of the TAG Heuer Calera series, the Calera Calibre CH 80 chronograph, is equipped with the most advanced Cali He CH 80 movement produced by TAG Heuer. Not only is the watch body thin, but it also has an unprecedented 80 hours of power. Save.
Inspired by the original Carrera series, the Carrera Calibre CH 80 chronograph reinterprets the aesthetic code of the Carrera series, adding modern and sporty elements. Dynamic design, simple lines, excellent ergonomics-the movement of this classic chronograph and the ingenious design embody TAG Heuer’s love for delicate mechanical mechanisms. Adhering to the design of Jack Heuer, the great pioneer of sports chronography, in 1963, the dial of the Calera Calibre CH 80 chronograph still uses the classic layout: the minute chronograph is at 3 o’clock and the hour chronograph is at 9 o’clock The small second hand is at 6 o’clock. The overall color is mainly black and white, paying tribute to the first Calella ‘Panda’ series chronograph. Since its inception, the Carrera ‘Panda’ chronograph has become a must-have watch for the world’s top racers.
Tag Heuer new Calera Calibre CH 80 chronograph
The ultra-thin movement and exquisite design give the Calibre CH 80 chronograph a retro feel, but with the help of the central second hand, small hand arrow, bezel inner ring, crown and minute chronograph A vermilion embellishment is integrated into some sports elements, highlighting TAG Heuer’s inseparable relationship with world motorsports for many years. The red strap made of perforated calfskin and the gloves worn by the 1970s racer embellish each other for a stylish look.
The polished stainless steel case and faceted lugs complement the sapphire crystal back. Through the back of the sapphire crystal glass back, you can observe and feel the exquisite and exuberant power of TAG Heuer’s new Calibre CH 80 movement.