Crafted from stainless steel, the 45 mm case of the new Mikrograph 100th Anniversary is characterised by the bullhead design and the large onion-style crown at 12 o’clock.
The particular construction of the case makes it possible to remove the central part and use it as a stopwatch. The watch comes with a desk holder and a dashboard holder.
The design of the dial is clearly based on the original 1916 model and makes the reading of the 1/100th second increments simple and accurate.
The original Heuer Mikrograph - 1916
The movement has two balances beating at 28,800 and 360,000 vibrations per hour respectively. They guarantee precision and chronometry thanks to the independence of the two "normal speed" and "high speed" watchmaking chains.
Compared to the 2011 model, the movement is here rotated by 90 degrees anticlockwise, a change that is reflected in a different dial layout with the chronograph 60-second and 30-minute counters at 3 o’clock and 12 o’clock respectively. The power reserve indication is positioned at 9 o’clock while the running seconds counter has been removed.
A 100-piece limited edition that will be on sale next Fall, the 2016 Heuer Mikrograph 100th Anniversary has a price of around Euro 18,750 / US$ 21,000. tag-heuer.com