“LA PETITE AIGUILLE” WATCH OF THE YEAR
TAG Heuer’s in-house manufactured chronograph wins the “La Petite Aiguille” Best Watch of the Year Award at the 2010 Grand Prix de l’Horlogerie de Genève
The TAG HEUER CARRERA 1887 CHRONOGRAPH has been named the 2010 Swiss Watch of the Year in the Grand Prix de l’Horlogerie de Genève’s prestigious “La Petite Aiguille” (“Small Hand”) category.
The Grand Prix de l’Horlogerie de Genève is the Swiss watch industry’s most prestigious award competition. The prize of “La Petite Aiguille” rewards the best watch of the year whose price is under 5,000 Swiss francs ($5,166USD). The victory marks the sixth time in 10 years that TAG Heuer has been singled out for its engineering and design prowess.
“This is great victory for TAG Heuer, and for our Honorary Chairman Jack Heuer,” said Jean-Christophe Babin, TAG Heuer President and CEO. “Jack is the creative genius behind so many of our icons, among them the Monaco, the Silverstone and, of course the Carrera. He designed the first Carrera in 1964 and has overseen every new generation since. This new version celebrates that legacy. It’s a “Grand Classique” re-invented for TAG Heuer’s 150th Anniversary, faithful to the original in design and spirit, but with a radical new “engine” — the Calibre 1887 — which turns it into a 3rd Millennium chronograph in terms of size, quality, performance and accuracy.”