TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 360 Limited Edition

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TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 360 Limited Edition
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TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 360 Limited Edition RG
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TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 360 Limited Edition WG
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Sports chronograph by TAG Heuer

Info

Continuation of the first mechanical wrist chronograph with a precision of 1/100th of a second, which had been introduced 2005 with the concept model Calibre 360 Concept Chronograph.

The Calibre 360 ​​corresponds to a living organism with two hearts: 2 escapements that allow a standard rate (28,800 A/h) under normal conditions, as well as an acceleration to top speed (360,000 A/h) in chronograph mode. Such precision requires a movement of more than 230 components, a significantly lighter and downsized balance spring and escapement (26% smaller in diameter than a conventional inertia), and no fewer than three world exclusive patents:

  1. 1/100th of a second counter for a mechanical wrist chronograph.
  2. Crown winding rotatable in both directions. The crown operates two movements: clockwise it winds the chronograph with manual winding; counterclockwise the automatic movement.
  3. Date transfer from the lower movement part to the upper dial.

The watch was launched in three limited series: stainless steel (360 pieces), rose gold (500 pieces), and white gold (100 pieces). She was elected "Sports Watch of the Year" at the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix 2006.

Movement:

TAG Heuer Caliber TH360
The watch combines two movements: an automatic movement with a power reserve of 42 hours and a frequency of 28,800 vibrations (certified as chronometer by the COSC), as well as a chronograph function with separate barrel, manual winding, independent balance and spiral mechanism
Both movements are wound by a single crown, by rotation clockwise or counterclockwise.
Rotor with Côtes de Genève decor

Case:

Stainless steel / 18 ct rose gold / 18 ct white gold
Ø 41 mm, H 16 mm
Sapphire crystal with anti-glare treatment
Screw-in crown
Sapphire crystal caseback
Waterproof to 5 atm

Dial:

Stainless steel version: black, guilloché
Rose gold version: chocolate brown, guilloché, with hand-applied rose gold hands and hour markers
White gold version: silver, guilloché, with hand-applied white gold hands and hour markers

Bracelet:

Steel version: black, hand-sewn Alligator strap
Rose gold version: chocolate brown, hand-sewn Alligator strap
White gold version: dark blue, hand-sewn Alligator strap

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