TAG Heuer is in the process of introducing a new technology in their watches. Unfortunately for you, the company is great at releasing teases. The newest tease is a line of watches made with carbon matrix composite. While not a lot is known about this line of watches, TAG Heuer did make sure to give out enough information at the Geneva Conference this year to make everyone want more.
Carbon matrix composite has never been used to make watches before. It should be of no surprise that TAG Heuer is the first to use this method – the company released the first chronograph watch ever. Carbon matrix composite is usually saved for specialties like aeronautics. This is because of its complex process that requires it to be heated and then pressed into shape. And the material is also well used because it is extremely lightweight and durable.
Heuer uses the carbon matrix composite in their new watch, the Carrera 1887. Very little is known about this, but it is powered by their 1887 chronograph and contains the new element in its case. The fibers that are used in the carbon are a mere .007 millimeters thick so it’s easy to understand why the watch will be so light on your wrist. If you were to take the glass out of the case, it would way a mere nineteen grams. This is lighter than the leather straps your current watch has.
TAG Heuer is always coming out with the newest technology in their watches. Besides the Carrera 1887, there is also the Carrera Jack Heuer that will also be formed with the carbon matrix composite. Not only does the carbon matrix have great function, but it will make these luxury watches last even longer through the years. In fact, this is an exciting new technology that can make everyone’s wrists a little lighter.