Creating a mechanical chronograph that measures 1/1,000th of a second requires serious engineering. Making it easy to read - 10ths, 100ths, 1,000ths and minutes at a glance - requires even more.
The flying central hand of the Mikrotimer Flying 1000 makes an astounding 10 rotations per second, indicating 1/1,000th of a second and 1/100th of a second on a scale on the external part of the dial, which has 100 graduations over 360°. A second, smaller central hand indicates minutes (TAG Heuer Patent pending) and 1/12th of a minute on a 150-second scale. A counter at 6 o'clock displays 1/10th of a second, calibrated to 5 seconds.
This unique dial-scale display system allows direct, instantaneous reading of minutes, seconds and 1/1,000th , making this the only mechanical chronograph for sporting events like the Formula 1, where 1,000-of-a-second accuracy is essential. Above and beyond everything, it is one of the most stunning “Grande Complication” ever developed in mechanical watchmaking.