The company from Saint-Imier rightfully bears the initials that stand for Techniques d'Avant Garde. Avant-garde technologies allowed the brand to launch mass production of tourbillon chronographs three years ago at an unprecedentedly low price (less than 15 thousand Swiss francs).
This time, the metamorphosis touched the very heart of the caliber - the balance spiral, which makes the pendulum wheel oscillate and thereby determines the accuracy of the movement. For the first time, this part was made from a carbon composite: a material with a low density has impact resistance and is practically unaffected by gravity and magnetic influences. In addition, the spiral is immediately made in one piece, with a clutch attached to it, which attaches the spiral to the axis of the balance wheel.
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The wheel itself is made of aluminum, which allowed the entire balance unit to obtain optimal physical characteristics, including temperature and aerodynamic characteristics.
The latest balance spirals are designed and manufactured in TAG Heuer's own laboratory in La Chaux-de-Fonds.
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Another innovation is the appearance of the Carrera Caliber Heuer 02T Tourbillon Nanograph. The design uses a nanoscopic (a million times less than one millimeter) hexagonal crystal lattice of the carbon composite. The movement plate and the self-winding rotor are decorated with hexagons. The aluminum balance wheel with white gold inlays is coated with white phosphor, so its vibrations are visible even in the dark. The caliber Heuer 02T is housed in a 45mm PVD-coated titanium case with a carbon bezel.>