BaselWorld 2011: Watch Updates
Two remarkable new watches from Corum and TAG Heuer debut.
March 28, 2011
FROM LEFT: The Corum Caliber C0313; TAG Heuer Mikrotimer Flying 1000 Concept Chronograph
Two amazing new watches debuted at BaselWorld 2011. For the first time ever, after four years of development, Corum released a new limited-edition self-winding Golden Bridge movement in white gold or red gold, equipped with a platinum linear oscillating weight. The exclusive new Corum Caliber C0313 automatic linear-winding baguette movement consists of 194 parts and offers 40 hours of power reserve. It features a mainplate and bridges made from 18kt gold, Teflon-coated rails for the linear oscillating weight, beryllium copper contact zones, and ceramic ball bearings to ensure unidirectional winding. There will be just 130 pieces made in red gold and 70 pieces in white gold, so act fast.
And it was just a couple of months ago in Geneva that TAG Heuer unveiled its 1/100th of a second wrist watch—the Heuer Carrera Mikcrograph. Now the brand unveils its TAG Heuer Mikrotimer Flying 1000 Concept Chronograph. The watch beats 3,600,000 times in an hour. (No, that's not a typo.) The remarkable power house features a host of engineering breakthroughs and has 11 patents pending.
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