TAG Heuer is one of the world’s leading luxury watch brands, offering a strong history of innovation, deep connections with sports timing and automobile racing. It has a personality and a style all of its own. Unconventional, original, fast moving – these are just some of the qualities immediately associated with the Tag Heuer Brand. Here we are going to know more about TAG Heuer.
Heuer achieved a milestone in 1916 with the Mikrograph, a chronograph able to measure time up to 1/100th of a second. The delicate second hand only required three seconds to make a full revolution, and its balance wheel vibrated at an unbelievable frequency of 360,000 alternations per hour (A/h), or 50 Hz. Such a “super timer,” as Heuer called it, is perfect for measuring the flight time of artillery projectiles. Due to Heuer’s technical prowess, it became the official timekeeper of the 1920 Olympic Games.
When you think of mechanical watches in space, you think of, well, not TAG Heuer. But you should, because as it turns out, Heuer was the first Swiss watch in space. In May, 1961, President John F. Kennedy announced his goal of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to Earth by the end of the decade. The first step toward that goal was to put a man into orbit.
That man was John Glenn, flying the Mercury “Friendship 7” mission on February 20, 1962. Glenn orbited the Earth three times wearing a Heuer 2915A stopwatch on his wrist, on top of his spacesuit, held in place by a custom-made elastic strap. The watch served as the mission back-up timer, and it was used in space. Today, the watch is kept at the National Air & Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
The watch brand is famous and immensely popular, but as far as price point, prestige, movement technology, movement complications, innovation, independence, and impact on watchmaking history are concerned, TAG Heuer isn’t playing in the same league as Omega, Breitling or Rolex. On the other hand, TAG Heuer sells a considerably larger volume of timepieces than the abovementioned brands, due to the watch manufacturer’s relative affordability. Fake Tag Heuer watches UK don’t belong to the most expensive or prestigious watch brands in the world, but does indeed belong among the most famous ones.