TAG Heuer pays homage to a nearly 100-year-old mechanical feat with the release of their Carrera Mikrograph. The watch will be revealed at the SIHH 2011 trade show that will open today, January 17, 2011. The Granddaddy of Mikrographs was originally released in 1916, and the TAG Heuer Carrera Mikrograph is the latest iteration of the lauded technology. There’s no word on a price point or release date but reports are that it’s limited to 150 pieces, so you can expect to pony up a pretty penny for the timepiece upon release.
For those who don’t know what a Mikrograph is, it’s a chronograph that has the ability to record and display time up to 1/100th of a second accuracy, and Heuer famously made a stopwatch capable of such a feat almost 100 years ago.
TAG Heuer still doesn’t want to go into details regarding the watch’s movement. However, it is known that the automatic caliber will feature two independent balance wheels with separate transmissions and escapements.
One will be beating at standard 28,800 vph and will be used to count hours and minutes, and the other will race at a mind-numbing speed of 360,000 vibrations per hour and will power the 1/100th second chronograph sub-system. [TAG Heuer]