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Tag Heuer’s Mechanical Chronograph Runs at 3.6 Million Beats Per Hour!

September 30, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

“You think you know fast chronographs?

We’ve shown you Zenith’s Striking Tenth (1/10th of a second), FP Journe’s Centigraphe (1/100th of a second…kind of) and TAG’s own Mikrograph (1/100th of a second), but none of those come close to TAG Heuer’s Mikrotimer Flying 1000 Concept watch, a piece first unveiled at Basel live on HODINKEE.

The Mikrotimer measures up to 1/1000th of a second and does so with an incredibly powerful caliber.

To give you an idea of just how fast and powerful this caliber is, the Zenith El Primero (what TAG calls the Caliber 36) runs at 5 Hz. TAG’s 1/100th of a second Mikograph runs at 50 Hz.

The Mikrotimer runs at 500 freaking Hz. So that means this caliber runs at 500 rotations per second!

In other words, the El Primero runs at 36,000 beats per hour, the Mikrograph runs at 360,000 beats per hour, and the Mikrotimer runs at 3.6 million beats per hour!

That just sounds fast, doesn’t it?. Well, if you look at the video above, you’ll see that it is. It’s so fast in fact that it is often difficult to even see the sweep hand moving!”

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