Swiss watchmaking legend TAG HEUER continues its winning partnership with Automobile Club de Monaco (ACM), the governing body of the most glamorous race in motor racing.
In 2011, TAG Heuer and the Automobile Club de Monaco signed a historic agreement making the Swiss brand the ACM’s Official Watch and Chronograph and Eyewear Partner of its most glamorous event: the Grand Prix of Monaco. In 2013, the brand celebrates its legacy by unveiling the Carrera Calibre 16 Monaco Grand Prix limited edition timepiece.
The one and only CARRERA, the first sports chronograph designed for professional drivers and sports-car enthusiasts, is the standard-bearer of TAG Heuer’s unrivaled motorsports heritage. Created by Jack Heuer in 1963 and named after the dangerously grueling “Carrera Panamericana Mexico Road Race”, it was standard issue for Ferrari drivers.
In 1970, every member of the ‘scuderia’ — Jackie Ickx, Clay Regazzoni, Mario Andretti, Carlos Reutemann and Jody Scheckter — wore a solid gold Carrera engraved with his name and blood type. Since, It has been worn by every TAG Heuer driving great: Alain Prost, David Coulthard, Kimi Räikkönen, Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button…
This newest addition to the CARRERA legend is standard issue for Vodafone McLaren Mercedes drivers and pays tribute to the most grueling and dangerous race in contemporary racing– the MONACO GRAND PRIX. The words are lettered in red on its bezel and tachymetre scale, and the race’s logo is engraved on the sapphire caseback, along with the edition number (x/4,000). The black rubber strap is embossed with a unique tire design inspired by the F1 tires of 1963.
The wide-open dial is anthracite gray with hand-applied indexes outlined in black luminescence and three counters— chronograph minute at 12, chronograph hour at 6, running second at 9. Fire red touches on the hands and push-button dynamize the design, which is classic racing chronograph and cutting-edge Swiss avant-garde.
Model: TAG Heuer CARRERA Calibre 16 Chronograph Day-Date 43mm Monaco Grand Prix Limited Edition
CV2A1M.FT6033: With black rubber strap
CV2A1M.BA0796: With stainless steel bracelet
Limited edition of 4’000 pieces (engraved and Numbered)
TAG Heuer Calibre 16– Automatic Chronograph – Day – Date
Anthracite dial with sunray effect and 3 counters:
– chronograph minute at 12 o’clock
– chronograph hour at 6 o’clock
– running second at 9 o’clock
Hand-applied indexes with black luminescent line
Polished hour and minute hands with black luminescent markers
Red chronograph hands
Polished running second hand
Hand-applied TAG Heuer logo
“CARRERA – SWISS MADE” lettering on the dial
Large day-date window at 3 o’clock
Case diameter: 43mm
Polished steel case
Scratch-resistant curved sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective treatment
Red “MONACO GRAND PRIX” lettering on the bezel & tachymetre scale
Sapphire case back with Specific Monaco Grand Prix logo and Limited Edition XXXX / 4’000
Water resistance: 100 m
5-row alternate fine-brushed and polished steel bracelet
Black rubber strap with embossed “Tire design”
Steel folding clasp with safety push buttons