More about Tag Heuer Watches
In 1860, Edouard Heuer founded the watchmaking company that would later become TAG Heuer
. Heuer introduced its first wristwatch chronograph in 1914. The watch crown was at the twelve position, as these first wrist watch chronographs were adapted from the more common pocket watch chronographs.
In 1916, Heuer introduced the Micrograph, the first stop watch accurate to 1/100th of a second. In 1933, the company introduced the Autavia, a dashboard watch timer used for automobiles and aviation. In 1958, Heuer introduced a new line of timepieces, designed to be mounted on the dashboard of an automobile, airplane or boat. Heuer continued to manufacture these into the 1980s. From the 1950s through the 1970s, Heuers were popular watches among automobile racers, both professionals and amateurs. In 1969, Heuer introduced the first automatic watch chronographs. Heuer's first automatic watch chronographs were the Autavia, Carrera and Monaco.
The watchmaking collosus of TAG Heuer was formed in 1985 when TAG (Techniques d'Avant Garde), manufacturers of high-tech items such as ceramic turbochargers for Formula 1 cars, acquired the watchmaker Heuer. Together they modernized the wristwatch production line and became one of the biggest names in Swiss watch manufacturing. Since 1999, TAG Heuer has been owned by the LVMH group. The TAG Heuer
company has had strong affiliations with the Olympic Games, Formula 1 racing, and numerous sporting personalities. TAG Heuer's current watch collection boasts stylish sporting designs that feature advanced quartz and mechanical watch movements.
TAG Heuer's watches come in several series for both men and women. Shop for these TAG Heuer watch series at Gemnation: TAG Heuer Link, TAG Heuer Formula 1, TAG Heuer Professional Golf, TAG Heuer Mercedes Benz SLR Chronograph, TAG Heuer Aquaracer, TAG Heuer Grand Carrera, TAG Heuer Monaco, and the iconic TAG Heuer Carrera