Monday, February 28, 2011

Tag Heuer Watches: The Ultimate Luxury Watch

Tag Heuer Watches: The Ultimate Luxury Watch

If you are even slightly familiar with luxury watches, then you know that the Tag Heuer brand is synonymous with luxury.  The origin of the Tag Heuer legacy dates back to the mid-1800s.  It began with a passionate watchmaker by the name of Edouard Heuer in a small workshop in the Swiss Jura region.  Now Tag Heuer is one known worldwide for producing some of the most beautiful and accurate timepieces on the market.  If you are thinking about purchasing a luxury watch in the near future and truly value the quality and accuracy of your timepiece, a Tag Heuer watch may be just what you are looking for.

The History of Tag Heuer
(courtesy of http://thewatchguy.homestead.com/pages/HEUER.html)

Heuer Watch Company was founded in 1860 by Edouard Heuer.  He opened a watchmaking workshop in St-Imier, a village in the Swiss Jura region.  Heuer watches soon became recognized for a high level of accuracy and workmanship.  Perfect for the timing of sporting events Heuer soon found its niche.

TAG Heuer has a long tradition of technological innovation in precision timepieces, including stopwatches and water-resistant watches.  Reflecting this heritage, the TAG Heuer brand has long been closely associated with the world of competitive sports, providing official timing services for the Olympic Games, FIS Ski World Cup, FIA Formula 1 World Championship and other major international sporting events - automobile racing, ski competitions - since the early 1900's. 

In addition, TAG Heuer continues winning an active following among sports enthusiasts around the world. Throughout its history, TAG Heuer has steadily built its reputation understanding design and innovation, as well as, a tradition, establishing itself as a leading producer of prestigious sports watches and chronographs

Tag Heuer Timeline:

1860 - Edouard Heuer founds a watchmaking company in St-Imier, Switzerland

1882 - Heuer patents his first chronograph.

1887 - Heuer patents an "oscillating pinion" still used by major watchmakers for mechanical chronographs.

1911 - Heuer introduces the first automobile dash-board chronograph.

1916 - Heuer invents a stopwatch that is accurate to within 1/100th of a second called the micrograph.

1920's - Heuer watches are timekeepers at the Antwerp, Paris and Amsterdam Olympics.

1933 - Heuer launches the "Autavia" the first dashboard stopwatch for race-cars.

1950 - Heuer introduces the "Mareograph - Seafarer" a wristwatch with chronograph functions and tide indicator.  (COOL WATCH!)

1964 - Heuer launches the "Carrera" chronograph.  This watch was named for the 1950's "Carrera Pan-america Mexico" road-race.

1965 - Heuer patents the MICROTIMER, the first miniature electronic timekeeping device which was accurate to within 1/1000th of a second.

1969 - Heuer introduces the "Chronomatic", the first automatic chronograch with a microrotor.  They also introduce the widely popular "Monaco" worn by movie-star Steve McQueen.

1971 to 1979 - Heuer is named the official timekeeper for formula one racing.

1975 - Heuer launches the "Chronosplit", the worlds first quartz wrist chronograph.

1985 - Heuer joins "TAG" group and the famous watch name and logo are changed from HEUER to TAG-HEUER.  Since then the company has craftily built one of the most recognized watch names in the world.  Tag-Heuer becomes a very popular and fashionable status symbol.

Types of Tag Heuer Watches

Aquaracer
Mens
Aquaracer Automatic
Aquaracer Chronograph
Aquaracer Regatta

Womens
Aquaracer Midsize

Carrera
Carrera Automatic
Carrera Chronograph
Carrera TwinTime

Formula 1
Mens
Formula 1 Chronograph

Womens
Formula 1 Chronograph

 Grand Carrera
Mens
Grand Carrera Chronograph
Grand Carrera Grand Date GMT

Link
Mens
Link Automatic
Link Chronograph
Link Regatta

Womens
Link Chronograph
Link Mini
Link Regular

Monaco

Monza


Specialists
Mens
Golf Watch
Mercedez Benz SLR

Womens
Golf Watch


Where to Buy Tag Heuer Watches


  • Tagheuer.com
  • Amazon.com
  • Nordstrom.com
  • Bloomingdales.com
  • Macys.com
  • Overstock.com
  • NewEgg.com
  • Buy.com
  • Shoebuy.com
  • Bjs.com
  • eBay.com

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