Last week, TAG Heuer presented three new Monaco models. With these, the Swiss watchmaker continues the new chapter in the collection’s history that began last year, when the brand celebrated the iconic timepiece’s 50th anniversary with special edition releases. These new models combine once again a powerful in-house movement with a stunning, statement design.
All three models are drawing inspiration from watches of the 1970s, and two are presented on a moderniesed metallic bracelet, recreated especially for them. After all, bold sylistic choices have established the Monaco as a cult classic.
The highlight of these three new TAG Heuer Monaco watches is undoubtedly the model with a old black dial with a sunray-brushed appearance. Its counterpart featurs a lustrous blue sunray-brushed dial with a red, white and blue colour scheme reminiscent of the original Monaco timepieces of 1969. Both watches feature striking square counters at 3 and 9 o’clock and a red central chronograph seconds hand. At the 6 o’clock position, TAG Heuer placed the running seconds and a small date window.
All indices as well as the hour and minute hands are equipped with white Super-LumiNova to ensure good readability at all times.
The new TAG Heuer Monaco is powered by the Calibre Heuer 02. The powerful automatic movement is visible behind the sapphire crystal case back and boasts an impressive power reserve of 80 hours.
It is protected by a stainless steel case with a wonderfully wearable diameter of 39 mm; it is also water-resistant up to 10 bar.
Both Monaco models are presented on a stainless-steel bracelet; the black version is also available on a black leather strap.
It has been nearly 20 years since a new Monaco was presented on a metal bracelet. This particular example draws on the H-shaped bracelet that was used for Monaco watches in the early 1970s. The designers have redesigned the original steel bracelet to meet today’s standards and improve comfort for the wearer.