TAG Heuer Calibre 1969: second caliber manufacture

TAG Heuer, a chronograph and timing of high-level specialists has unveiled its brand new 'House' movement: calibre 1969 (tricompax/date) which follows the Calibre 1887 mechanical chronograph launched in 2009. The menu of this ultra-thin precision mechanics: 200 components, a vertical coupling-clutch, 70-hour power reserve and a daily market average-4 + 6 seconds.


In 1969, Jack Heuer and its partners unveiled the Calibre 11, the first chronograph with automatic winding, housed in the square of the now legendary Monaco. This movement and its variations - sizes 12,14 and 15 - are also among the most innovative inventions of the mark. And besides, designers, engineers and craftsmen 'T.H.' inspired by today!


Of course, in 1969, the reputation of the company, which had opened his first workshop in 1860, was already well established, in particular in the field of high-end chronographs... Edouard Heuer, the great Replica Watches grandfather of Jack Heuer, had patented his first chronograph in 1882, followed in 1887 by the oscillating pinion - that large manufacturers of mechanical Chronographs still use nowadays.


Before going any further, remember that the Heuer House launched its first chronograph wrist in 1914 and, two years later, she surprised the racing world with a stopwatch accurate to 1/100th of a second. Cut time into increasingly small and precise fractions is a ceaseless quest: in 2012, TAG Heuer Carrera Mikrogirder, the only accurate chronograph 5/10 ' 000th of a second, won the most prestigious watchmaking Awards, the Aiguille d'or of the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix. It works thanks to a revolutionary system of micro blades beating at the incredible frequency of 1,000 Hz.


To strengthen its position in Chronographs, TAG Heuer (LVMH group) launched in 2009 the Calibre 1887 movement manufactured in-house (developed from elements under the intellectual property of Seiko Instruments Inc. (SII)). Featuring a column wheel, the integrated automatic chronograph pays tribute to the historical contributions of Edward and Jack Heuer to Swiss watchmaking: it includes a reworked version of the oscillating pinion, patented in 1887 and it fits in a Carrera of last generation. The development of this innovative movement took five years and approximately 20 million Swiss francs.


To produce the required volume with the accelerated growth of TAG Heuer, it was necessary to build a specific workshop on the site of La Chaux-de-Fonds (canton of Neuchatel). First Calibre 1887 came out of the Assembly in 2010 semi-automatic line and he won the coveted prize of small needle in the Grand Prix of watchmaking Rolex Replica of Geneva of the same year. So far, 130,000 copies were produced.


Now, TAG Heuer takes a new step with the industrialization of a second manufacture calibre. To do this, it has doubled its production capacity of movements "and took place in number 1 among the brands producing Chronographs in Switzerland" provides the release.


The new integrated mechanical calibre is produced in the fourth factory recently opened in Chevenez, in the Swiss Jura. Expenditures on this project again, amounted to 20 million Swiss francs. The production will be 500 units in 2013, 5,000 in 2014. Of the blank page to the production, two years have passed: a comparable to that impressive feat directed by Jack Heuer and his team for the Calibre 11 in 1969 - by TAG Heuer Calibre 1969 referred to the latest creation.

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