TAG Heuer calibre 5 Complete Guide
The Tag Heuer calibre 5 is a movement (caliber) used by Tag Heuer for a large number of watches. In fact, it may very well be TAG’s most well-known caliber. TAG Has several different variations of the Calibre 5. It is one of TAG’s go-to flagship movements.
It uses the ETA 2824-2 as its base, but TAG has in turn given it the name calibre 5. However, it can also be based on the Sellita SW200.
It is an automatic movement with a bidirectional rotor. It has a power reserve of 42 hours and beats at a frequency of 28800 vph. The movement it uses as its base, the 2824, has a power reserve of 38 hours, but TAG has upped the power reserve to 42 hours.
In terms of functions, it displays hours, minutes, seconds, and the date. It has a diameter of 25.6mm. Inside the movement are 25 jewels. The Sellita has 26 jewels.
The movement is Swiss made. It cannot, however, be called an in-house movement.
Depending on the version, the calibre 5 can be decorated differently. Some versions have ”Côtes de Genève”, but all versions are engraved “TAG Heuer — Calibre 5 — Swiss Made”.
Tag Heuer calibre 5 accuracy
How accurate is the Tag Heuer calibre 5? To begin with, it is, in general, not a COSC certified movement.
There are, however, variations of the Calibre 5 that are COSC certified, including the movement for the Autavia calibre 5. This means an average daily rate on the first 10 days of testing: from -4 sec to +6 sec.
TAG Heuer calibre 5 specifications
- Power reserve: 42 hours
- Frequency: 28800 VPH
- Jewels: 25 on ETA and 26 on Sellita
- Functions: Date, seconds, minutes, hours
- Base: ETA2824-2 or Sellita SW200