TAG Heuer Mikrotimer, the fastest chronograph watch ever made

Sep 27, 2011
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The TAG Heuer Mikrotimer Flying 1000 Concept watch is being touted as the fastest chronograph watch ever made. The mechanisms inside are so advanced and finely tuned that it can track time down to 1/1000th of a second, which is 300 times faster than a human blink. To see the watch in action, continue after the cut for the demo video.

The watch is measuring out 1/1000ths of a second at 500 Hz, meaning that the small balance wheel inside goes back and forth 3.6 million times an hour. At that many beats per hour, most mechanical systems would shatter. Your average Rolex can measure only about 28,800 beats per hour and would likely not be able to go beyond 50,000 beats per hour.

Hence, the TAG Heuer Mikrometer Flying 1000 Concept watch is one powerful little machine. As one reviewer put it: "a completely mechanical device that runs faster than a sports car engine and comes in a package about as big as a silver dollar."

Now we don't know what you'll need to time with such precision, but even if you had the need, the watch isn't available just yet. It's still a concept at this point, but in the meantime you can watch it in action below.

[via WristWatchReview]


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