Tag Heuer Celebrates Monaco Grand Prix With 3 New Watches
Road-ready luxury timepieces.
Few watches can rise to the occasion quite like the Tag Heuer Monaco, with an impressive, road-tested pedigree prized by legends like Steve McQueen and worn to this day by top Formula 1 racers.
The watch trio, which launched ahead of the 80th anniversary of the iconic race on Sunday, embraces a bold shot of color while also breaking new ground by using a skeleton dial in the Monaco for the first time.
Tag Heuer rightly bills the Monaco as “one of the most iconic watches in history,” with functionality prized on the race track (and by the public), thanks to its effective chronograph sub-dials and precise automatic movement.
Many of the same design attributes that made the original watch an icon are present in the current edition of the Tag Heuer Monaco, with the trio making fine use of the Calibre Heuer 02 movement for advanced precision.
The 39mm case, done up in titanium, uses contrasting highlights on each chronograph sub-dial. A red lacquered seconds hand and sub-dial hands provide easy time-telling capabilities, especially when on the road.
The skeletonized dial itself is billed as an avant-garde touch, while the all-black version with hits of turquoise throughout is particularly memorable.
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It’s also priced slightly higher than the other two new Tag Heuer Monaco options, clocking in at $11,250 (versus $10,750 each for the additional duo).
80 years of an iconic race calls for a timepiece that delivers on all fronts, be it form and functionality or style and circumstance. The latest Tag Heuer Monaco doesn’t shy away from making a statement, and future editions of the Monaco will have a lofty bar to clear.