Introducing the TAG Heuer Mikrograph Anniversary Edition 1/100th of a Second Chronograph

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Back in 2011 the original Mikrograph in rose gold made its debut for US$50,000. It could measure 1/100th of a second, thanks to a clever movement with twin balance wheels, one running at 360,000 beats per hour, or 100 beats per second.

Those were optimistic and heady days, the same year TAG Heuer introduced the US$120,000Mikrotimer 1/1000th of a second chronograph. As the resolution of the chronograph got fractionally smaller, prices grew exponentially. The final, mad burst extravagance came in 2014 when the Mikropendulum Tourbillon was announced in 2014 – priced at over US$400,000.

The Mikropendulum Tourbillon never made it to market, naturally.

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