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Heralds of spring: next-generation hairsprings for watches

Cutting-edge materials and designs are taking watchingmaking's most complex mechanism to the next level.

  • Isograph hairspring

    01 Tag Heuer

    Carbon Composite

    The brainchild of mathematicians, physicists, chemists and engineers at the Tag Heuer Institute, the Swiss watchmaker’s Isograph carbon-composite hairspring is the latest innovation in the field of watchmaking materials. According to Tag Heuer, the Isograph hairspring – constructed atomically from hydrogen and ethylene gas – is entirely antimagnetic and gravity- and shock-proof. Together, these properties make the Isograph hairspring more accurate at timekeeping than those made of metal, and more durable than silicon ones. This year, the brand introduces its carbon hairspring in the Carrera Calibre Heuer 02T Tourbillon Nanograph and the Autavia collection.

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