TAG Heuer Grand CARRERA Calibre 36 RS Caliper Concept Chronograph

Apr 04, 2008
Grand CARRERA Calibre 36 RS Caliper Concept Chronograph is another revolutionary timepiece to be revealed by TAG Heuer at Baselworld 2008. The watch, equipped with column wheel movement, is destined to become the first mechanical automatic chronograph able to measure and display 1/10th of a second. The COSC-certified chronometer movement is beating at an amazing frequency of 36, 000 vibrations per hour. The unique mechanism can be admired through a tinted double sapphire crystal.

TAG Heuer has performed a top-level engineering feat! The central seconds hand ticks off 1/10th of a second intervals, providing at-a-glance readings of the greatest precision.

TAG Heuer's world premier is housed in a stylish 43-mm case crafted in black titanium case with carbide coating. Calibre 36 RS movement offers power reserve and two 'Black Gold' Rotating Systems necessary for indicating the chronograph minutes at 3 o'clock, chronograph hours at 6 o'clock, and Linear Second at 9 o'clock. The major design innovation is revealed through the way of how this information is displayed. The brand has elaborated a one-of-a-kind Rotating Scale that allows a precise reading of 1/10th of a second - it is magnified 10X!

The case of the watch has incorporated sleek chronograph buttons, with design reminding the pedals of a GT car. The TAG Heuer Grand CARRERA Calibre 36 RS Caliper Concept Chronograph is secured to the wrist on a stunning innovative titanium carbide-coated and rubber bracelet.

The timepiece celebrates the remarkable cooperation well-established between TAG Heuer and Japanese Car Designer Ken Okuyama who designed legendary GT cars, Ferrari Enzo and Maserati Quattroporte.

Now Ken Okuyama has astonished the world with his limited edition super-sleek K.O. 7 sports car. The interior of the car was inspired by the TAG Heuer Grand Carrera. The unique Grand CARRERA Calibre 36 RS Caliper Concept Chronograph was mounted on the dashboard of the futuristic, high-performance car. Moreover, the K.O. 7 is eco-compatible as it is designed while using advanced light-weight materials, including aluminum, titanium and carbon, also resulting in a remarkable horsepower to weight relationship.

TAG Heuer shares Ken Okuyama's vision as the brand's chronographs are also produced from innovative light-weight materials of the top quality. The same as the K.O. 7, the powerful proportions of TAG Heuer watches fascinate the eye, while offering supreme refinement, beautiful craftsmanship, and meticulous attention to detail. TAG Heuer- Ken Okuyama collaboration demonstrates something in common between the car and watch industries: continuous quest for higher quality, performance and design innovations provided by the successful use of new technologies.

The K.O. 7 was unveiled at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show along with K.O. 8 coupe in March in presence of Ken Okuyama and Jean-Christophe Babin, TAG Heuer President and CEO.

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