If you thought gizmos and gadgets are your thing and any new masterpiece in the market should be a treat for you then here you go – the Tag Heuer Monaco Mikrograph Watch.
The Quintessential Difference
This watch has a base dais function where you can track every 10 milliseconds. This display has split 1 second into 100 calibrations.
Taking 1 second = 1000 milliseconds, you can basically keep a count of every 10 milliseconds through the mikrograph dais.
For people unaware of the developments prior to this, Mikrograph happens to be the first of its kind where you can check time at the sub-second level. However this is the second watch in line by Tag Heuer to work on their self made technology.
This one off piece is not just a watch, it is also a chronograph – a watch which can cater to both time keeping and stop watch functions.
The Watch itself boasts of an enviable design which is both stylish and complicated. Even the best gadget-friendly people on earth would struggle to understand the whole system.
It has a stainless steel case which is a mutated outcome of the old and new case designs of the Monaco Watches’ family tree. The strap is made of black leather. From titanium to barenia leather, the watch is made out of components that only the most premium luxurious brands use.
Reading the Unreadable
Reading the Tag Heuer Mikrograph Watch is a real challenge. Though finding out the time is real simple. Right on the top you have a small dais with two short but stout hands, indicating the time.
When it boils down to the chronograph is where life becomes pretty complicated.
In between the Rotating disk and the Time keeping dais lay different functions of the chronograph.
At North, you find the power reserve indicator of the Chronograph.
At South, you find two small half-circle dais and two pointers – at 180 degrees to each other. The long pointer indicates the up to 30 seconds through the outer circle and the short pointer indicates from the 31st second to 60 seconds through the inner circle. This is the indicator of seconds elapsed of the Chronograph.
On the West end of the watch you get to see the seconds lapsed of the watch.
On the East end of the watch you get to see the minutes lapsed of the Chronograph.
Right on top you have a long hand pointing at 12’o clock. This hand is used to read the 1/100th of a second and the outer ring running through the inner perimeter of the watch right at the base is a rotating disk.
Want to Buy One?
Unfortunately, you can’t own one of these, not because of its cost – although, the cost would be affordable for only the elite of the world – but because there is only one of these as of now which is meant to be auctioned this September and the proceeds would be donated.
However, some lucky people in China, Italy, US, Switzerland and Japan would get to see the product during its world tour in September before it is put up for one off bidding.