The first high-frequency chronograph moved by magnets, the TAG Heuer Carrera MikroPendulum replica watch is inspired by the TAG Heuer Carrera Mikrograph, the first integrated column wheel mechanical 100/s wrist chronograph with a flying central hand display. Like all MIKRO creations, it is a dual chain platform with a balance-wheel system for the replica watch (28,800 beats per hour (4Hz) with a 42 hour power reserve), and a hairspring-less pendulum system for the chronograph (360,000 beats per hour (50hz) with a 90 minute power reserve).
The 43mm case is in sandblasted, fine-brushed and polished titanium. The curved sapphire crystal is double anti-reflective curved sapphire crystal. The anthracite grey dial is fine-brushed on one side with Côte-de-Genève finishing under the pendulum--the first-ever magnetic oscillator without hairspring, which is on proud display at 9 o’clock. The chronograph minutes counter is at 3 o’clock, the chronograph seconds at 6, and the chronograph power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock. The 100ths of a second are displayed by a sweeping red central hand--and measured out on an a 1/100th of a second scale on the anthracite flange.
This is classic, standard-bearer Carrera, always contemporary, always at the leading edge of technology and design.
The 2013 TAG Heuer Carrera MikroPendulum is yet another evolution of the Mikro platform- a family of movements quickly gaining a reputation as some of the most radical and innovative calibres offered by any watchmaker.
Among some vanguards arriving at the edge of new evolution, TAG Heuer is one that constantly pushes the envelope for an ultra-precise chronograph equipped with an ultra-precise escapement. The year 2010 was the time when the Swiss luxury watchmaker unveiled the groundbreaking concept of MikroPendulum. Magnetism persists as the ideal energy that drives the watch, replacing the typical hairspring which takes account the impact of gravity. And this year TAG Heuer brings that concept to reality as it officially launched the Carrera MikroPendulumS: the world’s first magnetic double tourbillon replica watch. Housed in an unconventional layout, the tour de force is none other than the novel escapement with two golden bridges at the dial bottom. The 45mm casing also makes a standout appearance, as it should naturally be.