Tuesday, August 22, 2006

TAG Heuer Carrera 360 Rose Gold

Movement: Caliber 360 with COSC-certification. Two sets of escapement mechanisms, allowing it to function at 28,800 vph in normal conditions, then accelerate to an amazing 360,000 vph in the chronograph mode. The movement has more than 230 components, a miniaturized hairspring and an escapement mechanism which has a diameter 26% smaller than a normal balance wheel. Case: 18kt rose gold, diameter 41mm, Crystal: Double AR coated sapphire crystals.. Water resistant to 50 meters. Dial: Chocolate brown guilloche with gold appliqué markers and hands. Hand-sewn alligator strap. Currently holds three worldwide patents:
1. 1/100th of a second display on a mechanical wrist chronograph;
2. Bi-directional crown and rewind system: the single crown controls the automatic watch and the mechanical chronograph, as well as the watch’s hour and date setting. When turned counter-clockwise, it rewinds the automatic watch and when turned clockwise, it rewinds the manual chronograph;
3. Transmission of the date from the bottom of the movement to the upper dial.
Limited edition of 100 pieces.