TAG Heuer won the Alta Relojeria Mexico “Best Concept watch” award for its Mikrotimer Flying 1000 Chronograph which was presented for the first time earlier this year, at Basel Watch Show. The wonderful news is that this revolutionary concept watch will be commercialized by the end of 2011.
For the fifth year in a row, the Salon Internacional de Alta Relojería in México City (SIAR) was the meeting point for the world’s most renowned watchmakers that presented their latest technologies and designs, and for the watch aficionados fromLatin America. There were 48 haute-horology brands that participated at this event, such as Audemars Piguet, Bell & Ross, Bulgari, Cartier, Chopard, Girard-Perregaux, Hublot, Harry Winston, Jaeger-LeCoultre, MB&F, Mont Blanc and others.
For the second time, Tag Heuer’s timepieces have won an Alta Relojeria Mexico Award. First, it was stunning Grand Carrera Calibre 36 RS that was awarded as the “Chronograph of the Year”, back in 2008. This year, as it was expected, Tag Heuer Mikrotimer Flying 1000 Chronograph won the prestigious title ahead of Christophe Claret’s 21 Blackjack and Parmigiani’s Bugatti Super Sport.
TAG Heuer Mikrotimer Flying 1000 Concept has already amazed the world at the Baselworld 2011, when Jean Christophe Babin, the CEO and the president of Tag Heuer, presented it as the first mechanical wrist chronograph that counts and shows 1/1000th of a second which is 125 times more accurate than any other mechanical chronograph.
The amazing movement with 354 components beats at two different frequencies – 4 hertz frequency (28,000 beats per hours) for the usual watch operations and 500 hertz for the Mikrotimer! It even has separated storages of power that deliver 43 hours of power reserve for the watch and 150 seconds for the chronograph.