The Tag Heuer Carrera MikroPendulumS, presented at BaselWorld 2013, is the first ever watch incorporating two magnetic tourbillons: one for the time telling and the other for the chronographic functions.
The two tourbillon Pendulums and their solid rose gold bridges are visible through the fine-brushed anthracite dial.
The watch tourbillon - rotating three times every minute - runs at 86’400 vibrations per hour corresponding to12 hertz. The chronograph tourbillon, the world’s fastest, rotates twelve times every minute and runs at 360’000 vibrations per hour corresponding to 50 hertz.
The 45 mm case is made of a new material, used in aviation and surgery, based on chrome and cobalt. This material, fully biocompatible, is harder than titanium, easier to shape and as luminous as white gold.
The case design, with its stopwatch-like placement of the crown at 12 o’clock, is based on the 2012 Aiguille d’Or winner, the Tag Heuer Carrera Mikrogirder and the Carrera Calibre 1887 Chronograph Jack Heuer Edition, with some changes like the chronograph pushers at 11 and 1 o'clock which are now rectangular shaped.
The central 1/100th of a second chronograph hand and the two small hands of the minute (at 12 o'clock) and second (at 3 o'clock) chronograph counters are polished gold while the hour and minute hands are polished anthracite with luminescent markers. The fine brushed anthracite dial also displays the power reserve hand at 9 o’clock.
The Tag Heuer Carrera MikroPendulumS is completed by a hand-sewn anthracite soft touch integrated alligator strap with titanium folding clasp.