Tag Heuer Monaco Twenty Four Calibre 36 Chronograph 40.5mm Black Dial

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 Monaco 24 Calibre 36 Chronograph 40.5mm Black Dial.

The oversized number 24 at 12 o’clock on the two-part, see-through dial in black opaline is a nod to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the most famous endurance race in the world. Inside the steel case, a Calibre 36 movement runs at the stunning speed of 36,000 vibrations (corresponding to a frequency of 5 Hertz). The COSC-certified TAG Heuer movement’s unique annular oscillating mass is visible through the wide sapphire crystal case-back.

An “Advanced Dynamic Absorber System” protects the movement by suspending it inside the case with 4 shock-absorbing arms. The manifold arms, also visible through the crystal case-back, collect vibrations and direct them away from the movement and into the composite filter, which absorbs and dissipates their energy. The award-winning construction, tubular design and extreme shock-protected components are directly inspired by Formula One race-car technology.

Technical details
Movement
TAG Heuer Calibre 36, beating at 36’000 beats/hour
Advanced Dynamic Absorber system protecting the movement
Annular oscillating mass visible through the sapphire crystal caseback
COSC certified

Dial
Opalin black dial, bearing an oversized polished “24” (sticker) at 12 o’clock, in honour of the 24 of Le Mans
Two black semi sub-counters at 3 and 9 o’clock indicating respectively the chronograph minute and the small second
Unique two-part see-through dial
Faceted polished rhodium-plated minute and hour hands, with luminescent markers
Rhodium plated chronograph second hand
White lacquer and rhodium plated sub counter hands
Luminescent markers on the minuterie
“MONACO” + “CALIBRE 36” + “SWISS MADE” white lettering on the dial
Date window at 6 o’clock
TAG Heuer logo at 12 o’clock

Case
Case diameter: 40.5mm
Fine-brushed and polished case
Beveled sapphire crystal glass
Sapphire case back and “MONACO Twenty Four” inscription
Polished stainless steel crown with black line at 3 o’clock
Polished stainless steel push buttons and protectors
Water resistance: 100 meters

Bracelet
Black alligator strap with black stitching, and black “sahara” lining
Steel folding buckle with safety push-buttons

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