By Jovan Krstevski
TAG Heuer has developed a new in-house chronograph movement for some time, and we can share with you some information and photos of the new Calibre 1969.
In 1969, Jack Heuer and his partners unveiled the Calibre 11, the world’s first automatic chronograph movement, which he housed in the square-shaped Monaco. The movement and its successors — Calibres 12, 14 and 15 — are among the most innovative in the TAG Heuer’s history, and continue to inspire TAG Heuer designers and engineers.
Therefore bears the name, Calibre 1969.
The new movement operates in the 28,800 vibrations per hour (4hz) range and offers an outstanding 70-hour power reserve.
The Calibre 1969 dial layout will have the chronograph minutes at 3o’clock, the chronograph hours at 9 o’clock and the running seconds at 6 o’clock.
The movement features more than 200 components. Unfortunately, some parts still need sourcing from external manufacturers.
The watches with this new movement( Calibre 1969) will feature a tri-compax layout.
- 3 o’clock: chronograph minutes
- 9 o’clock: chronograph hours
- 6 o’clock: running seconds
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Watch collector, aficionado and a Event profile in the Swedish nightlife. He launched Watchgeek back in 2011, which is now known as WristReview. He quotes ’WristReview is a site to help people find, explore, discover and enjoy wristwatches.’ His passion jump started in his early teens, when he was given his first mid-range wristwatch which was an Omega Seamaster. Since then he has always been in love with wristwatches!
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