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Supposed to be a codename for the development of the new Tag heuer watches

Author: Tuklosy Bartersy
by Tuklosy Bartersy
Posted: Jan 30, 2015

The first question that you might ask is why Calibre CH80 and not Calibre 1969? Officially, TAG Heuer did some (minor) changes on the calibre between its presentation and its official release in Baselworld. As 1969 was supposed to be a codename for the development of the new calibre, CH80 refers to the 80 hours of power reserve (initially 70 hours in the 1969). The other reason that we can guess is based on a group strategy, as the CH80 will certainly be delivered to the other brands of the tag heuer Formula 1 replica and ‘1969’ refers too much to the history of TAG Heuer. Anyway, the new CH80 is a modern movement, built as an integrated chronograph with column wheel and vertical clutch, with a classical 3-6-9 sub-dial layout.

Since then TAG Heuer has produced other limited edition models. And why wouldn't they? According to TAG Heuer, the development time to make the Monaco V4 movement a working reality took 14, 200 days of research. That is days, and surely accounts for a range of specialists on the job. Even given the modest nature of Swiss expediency that is a lot of time. So with such a big investment it only made sense for TAG Heuer to offer new versions of the Monaco V4 on a regular basis.

Heuer had a great history in chronographs, especially with the Calibre 11, and seems to be moving towards a great future. After the presentation in 2009 of its first in-house movement since decades, the calibre 1887, TAG Heuer comes back with a very interesting offer in the market of in-house, self-winding chronograph movements. After all the debates around the calibre 11, and after the discussions about the calibre 1887 and whether or not it is a proper in-house movement, this 1969 could be the one to bring everyone into agreement. Let’s see why. Of course the name 1969 is a tribute to the historical calibre 11. And a fine tribute it is. We are talking about a serious competitor here, qualified to face TAG Heuer with the well known 4130. Here is the new strategy of TAG Heuer for going back in the game of chronographs.

One of the biggest issues with the linear rotor (meant to remind the wearer of a car engine's piston) is the shock on both ends of the weight. There is no shock when a circle spins around endlessly, but a Cheap Hublot Big Bang Replica UK Online such as this must hit each side countless times each day. TAG Heuer expressed particular disdain at the recollection of having to design a solution to ensure this did not wear out the movement quickly. With four mainspring barrels, the rear of the movement looks a bit like a V4 engine which is the source of the watch's name. It also has about 42 hours of power reserve.

TAG Heuer's MIKRO series of watches have already shown us hands which spin faster than any mechanical watch has any business doing. Witness the wonders of TAG Heuer's MikroTimer, Mikrograph and MikroTourbillionS, watches that, while differing in key aspects, share that one single trait of notching up the adrenaline factor with sheer speed and the next level in the art of the ultra precise chronographs.

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Author: Tuklosy Bartersy

Tuklosy Bartersy

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