The original Monaco broke all the rules too. Launched in 1969, when everything changed forever, it achieved two firsts. The first water-resistant chronograph in a square case ; the first automatic chronograph movement. If its performance was exceptional, its unique look made it the must-have watch for designers and trend-setters. Now TAG Heuer has created a Monaco special edition to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the brand and its unique motor-racing heritage.
The classic square shape and the placing of the chronograph dials are the same. But look closer and you’ll notice the changes done by the brand. The fine brushed and polished steel case perfectly complements the dial in grey. And grey is the perfect colour to emphasize sporty design details like the racing red on the hour, minute and second hands, or the daring placement of the indexes—horizontally. To mark the company’s birth in 1860, TAG Heuer is only producing one thousand eight hundred and sixty of these vintage but contemporary chronographs.
The unique vintage design of this chronograph makes it really stand out. The brushed, dark grey dial is the perfect foil to the hour and minute hands with their luminescent markers and subtle touches of racing red, the all red second hand, and the red hour markers. Chronograph minutes are at 9 o’clock, and running seconds at 3 o’clock and their sub-counters have striking black dials and rhodium-plated hands. The hand-applied horizontal indexes are an eye-catching feature. The design is completed by the Heuer logo at 12 balancing the angled date window at 6, while the polished crown at 9 o’clock adds another special touch.
The sapphire crystal case back shows off the decorated Calibre 11 movement. This limited edition of one thousand eight hundred and sixty chronographs has a black perforated strap fitted with a folding buckle and safety push buttons.
Reference: CAW211B.FC6241 (1’860 pieces)
TAG Heuer Calibre 11 Automatic Chronograph
•Unique Vintage design to celebrate TAG Heuer 150th anniversary.
•Brushed, dark grey dial
•Hand-applied, facetted and fine brushed, horizontal indexes
•Diamonded minute and hour hands with a touch of red and luminescent markers
•Red second hand
•Rhodium plated sub-counter hands
•“MONACO” + “AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH” + “SWISS MADE” lettering
•Monochrome printed Heuer logo
•Angled date window at 6 o’clock
•Case Size : 39 mm
•Fine-brushed and polished steel case
•Sapphire crystal glass
•Stainless steel polished crown at 9 o’clock
•Polished and fine-brushed stainless steel push buttons
•Sapphire case back
•Water resistance: 50 meters
•Black punched calfskin strap with folding buckle and safety pushbuttons