Introducing the TAG Heuer Mikrotourbillon S, a wristwatch equipped with two tourbillon escapements, one for the chronograph and the other for timekeeping. The functions runs autonomously of one another. One tourbillon runs at 4 Hz and controls the timekeeping. The other tourbillon runs at 50 Hz and controls the chronograph, which can measure events to 1/100th of a second. The latter completes an entire revolution in a mere five seconds, making it twelve times faster than a standard tourbillon, which takes one-minute to complete an entire revolution.
"According to Semon, every component for the Mikrotourbillon S mechanism, with the exception of its two hairsprings, is made in-house at TAG Heuer's La Chaux-de-Fonds factory."
Unlike many cutting edge timepieces, the Mikrotourbillon S is not a concept, it will be for sale very soon. The TAG Heuer Mikrotourbillon S will first be shown to public at the upcoming Timecrafters show (September 14-15). This is one of those watches you have to see to believe, it looks amazing in action. If you are in New York from during show dates, register for free tickets here, and come see it live.
Related: Another amazing high-tech timepiece TAG Heuer recently introduced, is the Mikrogirder, click here for an exclusive image and video.