TAG Heuer Premiers « La Nuit de la Glisse » Film In Paris

The athletes on stage after the film

The theme was announced on the invitation: “Don’t crack under pressure”. Despite the advance warning inherent in the motto of Swiss watchmaker and sponsor Tag Heuer, few in the packed cinema house were totally prepared for the 90 minutes of exhilarating action that brought us to the edge of our seats in the Grand Rex Theatre in Paris last Friday night. We were there for the World Première of the 2015 edition of “La Nuit de la Glisse” – literally translated in English as “The Night of the Glide”.

Don't Crack Under Pressure PHOTO BY SOREN RICKARDS (2)

The now cult event was created in the late 1970s, contributing to the birth and development of “extreme sports “. This year, French sports enthusiast and moviemaker Thierry Donard, directing the films since 1984 and backed by Tag Heuer, traveled from the Alps to French Polynesia and the fjords of Norway to bring us stunning images of skiers and snowboarders whooshing down improbable slopes, surfers emerging from powerful curls, wingsuiters soaring over spectacular mountains and valleys, and kitesurfers gliding over Polynesian seas.

Don't Crack Under Pressure PHOTO BY SOREN RICKARDS (2)

In the middle of all the intense action, amazing freedive and apnea champion Davide Carrera provided fascinating relief as he sat comfortably on the ocean floor in a lotus position for many long minutes, calmly observing the sea life around him.

TAG Heuer Nuit De La Glisse Still

All of these passionate and exceptional athletes know that the slightest mistake or miscalculation puts their life in danger. They are all driven by a quest for excellence, a love of challenge, and the beauty of elegant well-performed actions and attitudes under extreme conditions.

TAG Heuer Nuit de La Glisse

Tag Heuer and its new Formula 1 Calibre 16 Automatic Chronograph share these qualities. With its re-sculpted 44mm case, “Easy Grip” screw-in crown, and fixed bezel with white tachymetre scale and red “Tachymeter” lettering, the new timepiece is available in polished steel or a bold all-black version with black titanium carbide coated steel case, pushers and bezel, black dial and black perforated rubber strap with pin-buckle.

TAG Heuer Formula 1 Calibre 16 Automatic

Both versions present 3 chronograph counters on the dial at 12 o’clock, 6 o’clock and 9 o’clock, polished minute and hour hands and hand-applied indexes with luminescent markers, and a polished central second hand with a red tip. Other features include a Minuterie with red touches on the flange, and an angled date window at 3 o’clock. Water resistant to 200 meters. The Swiss made automatic chronograph Heuer Calibre 16 with a balance frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour has a power reserve of 42 hours and a rapid date correction function.

Photo Credit: Soren Rickards. For more information, please visit the official TAG Heuer website.More details on cinema showings and the athletes on http://www.nuitdelaglisse.com

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