TAGHeuer has never made a toubillon timepiece. Until now.
A Tourbillon is a watch complication invented in 1795. Although intended as a means to increase accuracy through counteracting the effects of gravity, its real use has been as a right of passage for brands to showcase their craft with this, the most classic of complications.
But TAGHeuer is not that kind of a brand. TAG Heuer's science and engineering team took this classic complication and developed the fastest, most precise tourbillon movement made.....and then added another one.
The design challenge was to find the balance between the heritage of craftsmanship and the science of TAG Heuer's approach.
Classic details were interpreted using methods only possible today. The 3-dimensional fractal tourbillion bridges, the angular cut dial face or the detached horns- all these details are the result of state-of-the-art CAD modeling and manufacturing. Yet it needed to be finished and assembled meticulously, by hand, in TAG Heuer's workshops, thus merging the best of technology and craftmanship.
The MikrotourbillonS was launched in 2012, and it is the most complicated and most valuable chronograph TAG Heuer has ever made.
The new Carrera case design separates the case from the horns to achieve better precision in manufacturing.