The [u= http://www.swisswatchesmart.com ]TAG Heuer Watches Carrera 1887 Chronograph is the 21st century design evolution of the 1964 icon, more than ever celebrating and emphasizing its original minimalism, purity, readability and understated elegance. A "Grand Classique" re-invented for TAG Heuer Watches 150th Anniversary, it is faithful to the original in design and spirit, but its radical new "engine", the Calibre 1887, turns it into a 3rd Millennium chronograph in terms of size, quality, performance and accuracy.
TAG Heuer Carrera 1887 Chronograph : A masterpiece of modern engineering The TAG Heuer Carrera 1887 Chronograph epitomizes TAG Heuer's pre-eminence in mechanical movement and case manufacturing. Its key movement parts (main plate, oscillating weight plate and bridges) and case are manufactured internally in the TAG Heuer Cortech factory in Cornol (Jura), a state-of-the-art, "all-under-one-roof" workshop equipped with avant-garde Swiss machines and robots capable of stamping, milling and finishing with to-the-micron precision. Cortech also houses the first-ever Swiss robot capable of automatically selecting and setting the Calibre 1887 movement's 39 jewels. This breakthrough in modern engineering allows for the production of a true "Manufacture" movement at a very competitive cost — a perfect embodiment of TAG Heuer's famous "fair cost/fair price" philosophy.
The Calibre 1887 is a highly advanced column wheel/oscillating pinion integrated chronograph movement platform. TAG Heuer has devoted the last 3 years re-engineering and redeveloping key components like the assortment bridge and the main plate, and adding major technical features such as an eccentric adjustment screw to the oscillating pinion (patented first by Edouard Heuer in 1887).
A new measure of excellence Vibrating 28,800 times per hour, the Calibre 1887's 39-jewel, 29.3mm x 7.13mm movement is made of 320 components and has a 50-hour power reserve. A powerful, robust and easy to maintain engine, it houses an audaciously re-engineered version of its inspiration, the brand's 1887-patented oscillating pinion, along with a matching column wheel.
The oscillating pinion works in tandem with the column wheel, in much the same way as an automobile transmission.The column wheel, which coordinates the start, stop and return-to-zero functions of the chronograph hand, functions like a gearbox. The smoothness and precision of its super-soft click start is a recognized element of high-end watchmaking excellence.
The oscillating pinion works like a clutch. The optimized version in the Calibre 1887 enables the chronograph to start in less than 2/1,000th of a second. The Calibre 1887 is also equipped with a High Efficiency Rewinding (HER) system, acknowledged by watch experts as the world's most efficient rewinding device because of its bidirectional automatic structure, which delivers 30% more efficiency than the traditional inversor system used in most Swiss chronographs. The HER is also famous for its superior reliability and sturdiness.