Nowadays when people become very popular because of the cars or yachts that they own, watches seem to have reached their popularity, too. They are very fashionable all over the world and the brands are in a continuous search of developing the technology in order to obtain a watch which contains performance and style at the same time.
Grand Carrera Calibre 36 RS Caliper Chronograph is one of the most wanted watches in the world, but it all began with Edouard Heuer and his sons Jules – Edouard and Charles – Auguste and their love for watches and honored sports. Throughout the time, the brand realized that these particularities together with the style assured its success and it tried to pass them on to the new generations. Tag Heuer became very well known for the manner in which it was able to blend innovation, precision and performance in only one watch.
The first Carrera was inspired by the well – known Carrera Panamericana Mexico Road Race, the world`s most toilsome endurance test, and launched in 1964. It was founded in the honour of Juan Manuel Fangio who had won the Mayor class of the fourth running of the Carrera in 1954. Just a few years later, in 1969 the brand was able to add an automatic chronograph to the pack. It wasn`t until 1996 that the brand managed to modernize the watch by renewing the line both outside and inside – a fearless reinterpretation which blended the classic luxury with timeless and modern features inspired from the automotive engineering.
After winning world acknowledgement and success, TAG Heuer began developing a new model: the Grand Carrera. The inspiration for Grand Carrera Calibre 36 RS Caliper Chronograph were the GT cars and the Rotating System makes it easier for the user to read well and rapidly small seconds, a second time zone (GMT) as well as chronograph time by displaying the elapsed time. The design is “Côtes de Genève” embellished with smooth, cut edges equilibrated with sheer horns on both sides, a curved sapphire crystal antireflection and last, but not least a double sapphire crystal closed with six screws. Some curved faceted markers on the dials together with oversized screw – in crowns and pushbutton clasps fulfill the sophisticated look.
The most important feature of Grand Carrera Calibre 36 RS Caliper Chronograph and unique among other watches is the ability of measuring and displaying 1/10 ths of a second. Another major innovation is the way in which the information is displayed: the Rotating System is able to indicate the chronograph minutes at 3 o` clock and the chronograph hours at 6 o `clock. Nevertheless it also displays a Linear Second at 9 o`clock.
The fact that Grand Carrera Calibre 36 RS Caliper Chronograph won the Sports Watch Grand Prix in 2008 has proved that the brand was able to pass on the central features of the TAG Heuer brand and mix them with new technology and design in order to give rise to a new era of watches.
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