TAG Heuer was awarded with the Prix Spécial du Jury at the prestigious Watch of the Year evening in Geneva, for its Mikropendulum and MikropendulumS watches.
The evening was organised by the Ringier Group and held on 25th October 2013. More than 450 personalities from the worlds of watchmaking and communication were present.
Both the Mikropendulum and Mikropendulum2 feature a dual chain: one for the watch and one for the chronograph. The TAG Heuer Mikropendulum is regulated by a classic spring balance oscillating at 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz) for setting the time, and a magnetic pendulum clocked at 360,000 vibrations per hour (50 Hz), making it the world's first magnetic chronograph to be accurate to 1/100th of a second. The MikropendulumS was the world's first double magnetic tourbillon.
Stéphane Linder, CEO and president of TAG Heuer, said: "We are very proud of this achievement and very honoured to have won this award tonight. We have won many awards over the years, including the Aiguille d’Or at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie in Geneva in 2012, but it’s always a great feeling to see the hard work of our teams of engineers and watchmakers recognised and rewarded. We are extremely grateful and thank the Montres Passion jury for recognising this breakthrough. It is above all a shared conviction that has won this award today, a slightly crazy wager and a collective determination to push back the limits of mechanical watchmaking."