TAG Heuer Monaco Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Limited Edition

TAG Heuer reaffirms its long-standing association with the Principality of Monaco and its motor-racing history by partnering with the Automobile Club de Monaco (ACM) and its prestigious event, the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, and introducing a limited-edition TAG Heuer Monaco timepiece as a tribute to the iconic race.

The appointment of TAG Heuer as the Official Sponsor and Timekeeper of the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique complements its current designation as the Official Watch of the Monaco Grand Prix and the Official Watch Partner of the Monaco Top Cars Collection museum.

The 12th edition of the event was scheduled to take place from 8 to 10 May 2020 on the legendary Monaco circuit but was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ACM event team has already started planning for the next edition, and, over the course of the scheduled 2020 race weekend, TAG Heuer will be presenting a special-edition timepiece as a tribute to this prestigious event and to the Monaco collection.

TAG Heuer Monaco Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Limited Edition

The biannual Grand Prix de Monaco Historique weekend is one of the highlights of the classic-car racing calendar, and its passionate community of owners, drivers and spectators relish the spectacle of historic grand prix racing and love the warm spirit and camaraderie around the circuit. More than 200 grand prix cars representing 50 different car makers enter each event. Selected for their historical value and degree of originality, they compete in seven series spanning the periods from the 1930s to the 1970s. Drivers from more than 21 countries took part in the 2018 edition.

TAG Heuer Monaco Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Limited Edition

The strikingly elegant and charismatic chronograph designed especially for the occasion features the signature red-and-white colour code that is reminiscent of eye-catching sports cars from the thrilling world of motor racing. The small silver historic car logo of the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique at the 1 o’clock position on the crimson-brushed dial instantly links this special model to the historic race. This model is produced in a limited edition of 1,000 watches, each of which is engraved with its unique number and the words “One of 1000”.

TAG Heuer Monaco Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Limited Edition

 

This TAG Heuer Monaco wristwatch is presented on a luxurious perforated strap made of fine-grain black leather. The stainless-steel caseback of this iconic square model has a transparent sapphire glass with the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique logo printed on the inside through which the sophisticated Calibre Heuer 02 in-house mechanical movement is visible. With a total of168 individual components, including a column wheel and a vertical clutch, the TAG Heuer Calibre Heuer 02 offers outstanding precision and an extraordinary 80-hour power reserve.

TAG Heuer Monaco Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Limited Edition

The Grand Prix de Monaco Historique timepiece is packaged in a red watch box that is decorated with a chequered racing flag –a nod to the historic Heuer watch box and the perfect touch for this contemporary 2020 classic.

Technical details

Model: TAG Heuer Monaco Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Limited Edition
Reference CBL2114.FC6486

Movement
TAG Heuer Automatic Calibre Heuer 02 Manufacture movement, automatic chronograph, diameter 31 mm, 33 jewels, balance oscillating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz), 80-hour power reserve

Functions
Chronograph with minutes and hours, permanent second indicator; date, hours, minutes; central chronograph seconds hand

Case
Diameter 39mm, fine-brushed and polished case, fixed bezel, sapphire crystal with Grand Prix de Monaco Historique logo printing on the back, polished stainless-steel crown at 3 o’clock and push buttons at 2 and 4 o’clock, water-resistant to 100 metres (10 bar), stainless-steel caseback with limited-edition number engraving

Dial
Rhodium-plated red sunray brushed dial, rhodium-plated indexes and hour and minute hands with white Super-LumiNova®, red lacquered central hand, Grand Prix de Monaco Historique logo at 1 o’clock on the dial

Strap
Black calfskin leather strap, folding clasp in polished stainless steel

Edition
Limited to 1,000 watches