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TAG Heuer International SA
Industry: Timepieces
Number of terms: 702
Number of blossaries: 6
Company Profile:
TAG Heuer S.A. designs, manufactures and markets high end watches, chronographs and fashion. Edouard Heuer founded Tag Heuer in St. Imier in Switzerland in 1860. Originally named the Uhrenmanufactur Heuer AG, or Heuer Watchmaking Inc., the company patented its chronograph in 1882 and the ...
This calendar automatically adjusts to the length of each month, even in a leap year. However it will have to be adjusted manually in 2100 which will not be a leap year in the Gregorian calendar.
Industry:Timepieces
Refers to a watch that indicates hours and minutes with hands (analog display) while other optional functions, such as chronograph timing, are indicated by means of liquid crystals (digital display.)
Industry:Timepieces
The Monaco series, introduced in 1969, in honor of this unique Grand Prix whose original track is a very special experience for drivers. Its water-resistant square case - the first in watchmaking history - houses the Chronomatic, the world’s first automatic chronograph movement with a microrotor. Steve McQueen had an empathy for this audacious, rebellious watch and in 1970 chose to wear it in the film “Le Mans”, dedicated to motor racing. The Monaco has lost none of its originality and still embodies the avant-garde spirit that inspires TAG Heuer.
Industry:Timepieces
A cylindrical shaft with a threaded end section on which the crown is fitted. It is used for setting the time and winding the watch.
Industry:Timepieces
Current norms state that a watch can only be called "Water-resistant" if it withstands perspiration, drops of water, rain, or immersion in one meter of water for 30 minutes. Superior levels of water-resistance are generally indicated on the dial or the case in the form of bars of pressure or a depth in meters. Diving watches are subjected to even more stringent tests. They must be capable of being used for at least one hour a day at a depth of 100 meters. It is important to remember that the water-resistance of a watch is tested at a particular point in time and is not guaranteed for life. Any work on the case, or strong changes of temperature (e.g. taking a cold shower after lying in the sun), as well as the ageing of materials can lead to moisture penetrating the most water-resistant watch.
Industry:Timepieces
The movement of a balance from one extreme to the other. In a classic watch movement the balance oscillates at a speed of 5 vibrations/second or 18,000 vibrations/hour. In modern watches the number of vibrations has been increased to 19,800, 21,600, 28,800 and 36,000. TAG Heuer holds the record for the highest frequency in a mechanical wrist watch with the Calibre 360, which makes 360,000 vibrations/hour.
Industry:Timepieces
The Verona series was launched in 1978, inspired by the romantic image of the Italian city. It was composed mainly of quartz watches.
Industry:Timepieces
A French term used for a chronograph hand that indicates 1/5th second or 1/10th second depending on the frequency of the balance. In a fly-back chronograph two trotteuses turn together to indicate the measured time. One of them is a fly-back hand which can be stopped independently to read an intermediate timing. When it is restarted, it flies back to join the other hand which has continued to turn.
Industry:Timepieces
It was Stanford Fleming, a Canadian railway engineer, who had the idea of dividing the Earth into 24 time zones. Based on the Greenwich meridian, time advances by one hour for every 15° of longitude. The system of worldwide time was first introduced by the USA and Canada in 1883. Watches that show the time around the world indicate one or more time zones on the dial.
Industry:Timepieces
A transition metal with a white metallic appearance. Titanium is lighter than steel, and is highly resistant to corrosion and expansion. These properties make it very suitable for the modern technologies needed in aerospace, automotive, surgical and electronic applications. TAG Heuer has often used this metal in watches, e.g. the Titanium and Kirium series.
Industry:Timepieces
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