During the LVMH Watch Week 2023 in Singapore, TAG Heuer unveiled a carbon version of the iconic Monza watch.
A modern homage to the deep-seated bond between TAG Heuer and motorsports competitions, the new Monza Flyback Chronometer comes with a 42-mm case, made of ultra-lightweight and resistant carbon.
Its striking black dial features a two-register layout with a translucent fumé blue sapphire crystal chronograph counter at 3 and the permanent second at 6 o’clock. The unique skeletonized dial reveals the mechanical movement underneath.
At 9 o’clock, the date window is in blue luminescent, a first for TAG Heuer, and the blue lacquered indexes and black and white lacquered hours and minutes hands are applied with Super-LumiNova® for optimal legibility in low light.
The TAG Heuer Monza Flyback Chronometer is powered by the in-house Calibre Heuer 02 Flyback, a COSC certified chronograph movement.
The notable advantage of a flyback function is the ability to reset the chronograph without stopping it, using the black DLC steel pushbuttons.
The watch features a tachymeter scale which indicates average speed for a 1-kilometer or 1-mile distance, measured using the indicator on the black flange, as well as a pulsometer, which helps determine one’s heart rate per minute.
Red details, on the dial such as the sub-counter hands and the framing of the date window evoke exhilarating speed and racing hearts. They contrast elegantly against the black dial and case and the bright blue indexes, seconds hand and stitching on the custom textile strap.
The original Heuer Monza was introduced in 1976 to celebrate Niki Lauda’s historic 1975 victory in the F1 World Championship. It was one of the first black-coated watches of the era; the first reference 150.501 was powered by the Calibre 15 with its signature running second at 10 o’clock, and it was later complimented with a version powered by the Calibre 12 thanks to its resounding success.
The TAG Heuer Monza was modernly revived in the early 2000’s and reintroduced occasionally since then.
Available from January 2023, the Monza Flyback Chronometer is presented in a special packaging and will be sold exclusively in TAG Heuer boutiques, on the brand’s e-commerce websites and in selected retail stores.
Model: TAG Heuer Monza Flyback Chronometer
TAG Heuer Calibre Heuer 02 COSC Flyback
Black fine-brushed dial
Black flange with pulsometer, tachymeter
– 3 o’clock: blue fumé minute chronograph counter; red lacquered hand
– 6 o’clock: blue fumé permanent second indicator; red lacquered hand
Blue applied indexes with off-white Super-LumiNova®
Black and white lacquered hour and minute hands with off-white Super-LumiNova®
Blue lacquered central hand
9 o’clock angled date
White TAG Heuer printed logo
42 mm diameter
Carbon fixed bezel
Domed sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective treatment
Black DLC steel standard crown at 3 o’clock, with black DLC steel round push-buttons at 2 and 4 o’clock
Black PVD titanium grade 5 screw-down case back
Water-resistant to 100 meters (10 bar)
Black textile strap with blue stitching; black textile lining
Carbon folding clasp with double safety push buttons