tag heuer microtimer

TAG Heuer Introduces the Microtimer: The First Watch Precise to 1/1000th of a Second

In 1966, Heuer (before it was TAG Heuer) patented the first miniaturized digital timekeeping instrument precise to 1/1000th of a 2nd. Now, 38 years afterwards, TAG Heuer releases the primary wristwatch capable of an identical amount of precision: the Microtimer.

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Options that come with the Microtimer

  • F1 racing timer. Measurements accurate to 1/1000th of a 2nd.
  • Time each lap singly, and rapidly regain the quickest lap in Greatest Lap way. (Optimum lap time of 5 9 minutes, 59 seconds, and 999 thousandths of a 2nd.)
  • Lap index. While in f 1 racing mode, the view shows the quantity of the present lap. (Upper limit of 80 laps.)
  • Complete race time. As well as the time of the present lap, view the complete time of the race.
  • Alarm (sounds for 60 seconds).
  • Chronograph (stop watch) with split up times. (Steps to 1/1000th of a 2nd, optimum time of 99 hrs, 59 minutes, 59 seconds, and 999 thousandths of a 2nd.)
  • Date.
  • Double time zone show.
  • Quartz movement.
  • Water resistant to 100 meters (10 ATM, 10-BAR, or 330 toes).
  • Scrape-proof, anti reflective sapphire crystal.
  • Water resistant, vulcanized, anti-UV treated rubber strap.
  • Backlight (illuminates for six seconds).
  • Low battery index (battery lifespan between 2 and 36 months, depending on use).
  • “Screen saver.” Turns the view screen off when maybe not in use.

The TAG Heuer Microtimer is an extremely unique looking, really innovative watch made for timing sports contests with unprecedented precision. The truth that TAG Heuer was the first to accomplish that degree of precision is a testament to its standing on earth of racing.

The Microtimer sells for around $1,300.

Added resources

  • The Microtimer merchandise page.
  • The Microtimer Diamonds.
  • Microtimer merchandise card (PDF).
  • Microtimer consumer guide (PDF).

Upgrade (4/15/2005): From View Report reader Victor Shiff, “The 1/1000 timer from TAG Heuer is just not the first such view. Some 1-2 years past (from memory), Casio had several watches with 1/1000 2nd (1 ms) chronograph features, cheaper than $1300 also!. V trouble with these 1 ms chronographs and that’s the contact bounce of the button contacts that the view circuitry needs to overlook. This bounciness can be from 5 ms to around 15 ms and isn’t always repeatable. What this signifies to me is the 1 ms is advertising hoopla.”

Thanks, Victor. I found soon after printing this post the Seiko Sportura World-Time (SNJ005) softly launched using a milli-second timer. Possibly what TAG designed is that they’d the most pricey such view, or possibly the coolest appearing. I’ll provide them with that.