Tag Heuer has been notorious for making belt driven watches for many years. They have always been highly anticipated whenever a new version has been released.
For this Basel 2014, Tag Heuer unveils the first Tourbillon driven by belts. This watch is super modern and technical looking and measures 41 mm in size and made out of polished black titanium.
The dial is laid out with two steel v-bridges black-coated and fine-brushed with hand-polished bevels, three bridges black-coated with Côtes de Genève hand-finishings. Faceted black-coated minute and hour hands with white luminescent markers, a white TAG Heuer logo engraving at 5 o’clock and a white “V4” engraving at 7 o’clock.
The movement is an in-house Tag Heueri V4 with 46 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 40 hours. It is a one-minute tourbillon. It features four notched belts, two belts with internal steel reinforcement wire, two pairs of barrels linked by a belt, set in parallel and inclined at 13°, linear mass with double rack rail, tungsten lingot and nine micro ball-bearings. The belt-driven tourbillon is at 9 o’clock.
The watch has a double A/R coated sapphire crystal, water resistant to 50 meters and has a hand stitched black crocodile strap with a black titanium carbide folding clasp with safety push buttons and V4 logo.
Please watch the official Tag Heuer Monaco V4 Tourbillon video below