One look at the TAG Heuer Carrera Mikrograph and it’s easy to tell this watch is going to be pricey. TAG Heuer has introduced the first ever column wheel integrated mechanical chronograph displaying the 1/100th of a second with a striking central hand allowing for easy reading. To me that just sounds expensive.

Entirely designed, patented, developed and manufactured in La Chaux-De-Fonds in Switzerland, the luxury watch features two assortments, 62 jewels and 396 components; the case of TAG Heuer Carrera Mikrograph is 43mm diameter; both crystals are sapphire and covered with safe anti-reflective coating. As to water resistance – it’s 100 meters. Inside the watch you’ll find the Calibre 360 movement, which moves at a robust 360,000 beats per hour.  The movement also features oscillating weights that can be personalized.

The original Mikrographs was originally released in 1916, and the Carrera Mikrograph is the latest iteration of the famous technology. This Mikrograph is part of the latest additions to the Carrera line, and was recently debuted at the Basel Fair in Switzerland. The 1916 TAG Heuer Mikrograph was the first sports stopwatch accurate to 1/50th and 1/100th of a second when other timing instruments could only measure to the nearest 1/5th of a second.

Available in a rose gold limited edition of 150 timepieces only, with matching brown reptile strap. The one word review: impressive. [via pursuitist]