Tag Heuer is stuns again this year at the Baselworld with a new out there concept watch. This time the Swiss high tech watch maker unveils the new Pendulum concept that replaces the hairspring found in most automatic watches. The Pendulum concept is demonstrated inside a Grand Carrera Pendulum Concept watch.
A coiled strip of fine metal alloy, the hairspring provides usually the torque necessary for the balance wheel to oscillate and regulate its frequency.
In the TAG Heuer Pendulum Concept, the traditional hairspring is replaced by an "invisible" or virtual spring derived from magnets. The complete device forms a harmonic oscillator. The magnetic field, generated by means of 4 high-performance magnets and controlled in 3D through complex geometric calculations, provides the linear restoring torque necessary for the alternative oscillations of the balance wheel.
The oscillating period of the TAG Heuer Pendulum Concept is resistant to changes from perturbing forces, which is what makes it an exceptionally good timekeeping device. The movement built with this revolutionary oscillator is fully mechanical and does not contain any electronics or driven actuators. The magnets generate a constant field over decades.
More details about the Tag Heuer Pendulum concept watch and the Tag Heuer Grand Carrera Pendulum Concept can be found on our Wrist Dreams site.
The Baselworld 2010 watch show opened today in Switzerland. Find full coverage of the new exciting watches on Wrist Dreams.