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Here's the direct "Bing Translator" version:
"07.12.09 15: 10
TAG HEUER - Distant roots of arms 1887
Due to a series of sometimes heated reactions on the forums and specialized websites, the brand is back on the origins of his new movement.
WORLDTEMPUS - 7 December 2009 Louis Nardin new arms 1887 presented Wednesday at Woking - England - was designed by Seiko in Japan and its patent date of 1998. Confirmed by TAG Heuer, information certifies a fireball rumour was propagated on sites dedicated this weekend. Several people had recognized many similarities with another motion very similar from the same manufacturer.
In 2006, TAG Heuer has acquired exclusive rights for the production in Europe as well as for the right to the Swiss Made the TC78 movement developed by Seiko appellation, precise Françoise Bezzola, marketing director." "We then traversions a period of shortage of chronograph movement and to win a certain independence on this point, we chose edit and optimize an already existing arms."
Effort provided by TAG Heuer covered several changes technical as, for example, the replacement of the original escape by a peer type to Swiss anchor. In parallel, mark has developed a production industrialization process hoping to ensure by 2010 production of approximately 20,000 units. "Term, this movement may also be equipped with additional modules as a power reserve or a display by disks."
: My "very" loose translation... I recall the fantastic
: article about the Carreras by Chuck, where he foresees this
: shortage and the possibility of seeing Heuers equipped with
: their arquirivals' (Seiko and Zenith) movements.
: The new 1887 Caliber presented Wednesday at Woking - England - was
: designed by Seiko in Japan and its patent date of 1998.
: Confirmed by TAG Heuer, the information has ignited a rumor
: spread on specialized sites this weekend. Several users had
: recognized many similarities with another movement, very
: similar, by the same manufacturer.
: "In 2006, TAG Heuer has acquired, for the next 20 years,
: exclusivity for production in Europe and the right to be called
: "Swiss Made" over the Movement TC78 developed by
: Seiko" says Françoise Bezzola, marketing director. We are
: crossing a period of shortage of chronograph movements and to
: gain some independence on this point, we chose to modify and
: optimize an already existing caliber. "
: The effort made by TAG Heuer has focused on several technical
: changes, for example, replacing the original exhaust by a
: homologous type Swiss lever. In parallel, the brand has
: developed a process of industrialization of production, hoping
: to ensure by 2010 the manufacture of approximately 20,000 units.
: "Later, this movement can also be equipped with additional
: modules as a power reserve display or disk."