Monaco, Sep 23, 2011

LOT 34

TAG Heuer MONACO Mikrograph 1/100th of a Second Chronograph for Only Watch The fusion of TAG Heuer?s two most daring creations in terms of movement and design gave birth to a masterpiece of Haute Horlogerie encased in the iconic square shape of the Monaco. Very fine and unique, innovative, this is the world first ever mechanical timepiece, precise to the 1/100th of a second, with a stricking central hand allowing an accurate reading. With a very special watch comes a very special box, conceptualized and painted by the famous South African artist Paul du Toit.

Case: Fine brushed and polished stainless steel case. Double antireflective curved sapphire crystal. Steel and black lacquer crown and push buttons. Applied TAG Heuer logo on case side at 9?o clock. Sapphire case back to allow direct view on the movement and ?Only Watch 2011? engraving on the oscillating weight. Water-resistance: 100 meters. Dial: Anthracite and silver (Opalin Rhodium) dial: Minutes and hours in the center counter, small second counter at 9 o?clock, chronograph minutes counter at 3 o?clock, chronograph second counter at 6 o?clock, chronograph power reserve indicator at 12 o?clock, black titanium carbide coated hour and minute hands with luminescent markers, polished steel central 1/100th of a second chronograph hand with ?1/100th? laser cutting, red chronograph minute and second hands, white small second hands, white power reserve hand at 12 o?clock, hand applied monochrome TAG Heuer logo, minuterie printed on smoked sapphire crystal circle. Bracelet: Black perforated Barenia calfskin leather strap with red-colored perforations, folding buckle with safety push-buttons. Movement: TAG Heuer Mikrograph 1/100th sec., manufacture movement, automatic Chronograph (360,000 beats per hour), COSC certified watch movement, power Reserve and Date. Dimensions 43 mm.

Wish Price EUR 50,000 - 70,000

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The Mikrograph (1916); the first-ever 1/100th of a second mechanical stopwatch. Introduced by Charles- August Heuer, the Mikrograph 1/50th and 1/100th, two patented stopwatches beating respectively at 180,000 and 360,000 beats per hour, revolutionized sports forever and led TAG Heuer to become the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games as early as 1920. TAG Heuer: Mastering Speed for 150 Years Founded in 1860 in Saint-Imier by Edouard Heuer, TAG Heuer has pioneered, mastered and dominated high-frequency timing and chronographs since 1916, the year Charles-August Heuer introduced the 1/100th Mikrograph stopwatch. In its history, TAG Heuer has set many major milestones of high-end watchmaking, especially in the field of chronographs and ultimate precision. Of all major houses in the Swiss watchmaking industry, TAG Heuer is more than ever the unrivalled master of accurate time measurement to the tiniest fraction, thanks to accumulated know-how in high and ultra-high mechanical frequencies.