TAG Heuer unveils a new version of the Monaco Chronograph

A dark blue version with a skeleton dial, in celebration of the Monaco Grand Prix.

TAG Heuer has just launched the Monaco Chronograph in celebration of the Monaco Grand Prix, held in Monaco during May 24 – 26, 2024.

Launched in 1969, the Monaco is a legendary timepiece, perpetually linked to motor racing and cinema, mostly because of its association with Hollywood actor Steve McQueen in the 1971 film “Le Mans”.  McQueen’s character – “Michael Delaney” – wore a Monaco, forever “cementing its status as an icon of style and a cornerstone of motor racing culture.”  The newly launched Monaco Chronograph in dark blue “is a modern tribute to the collection’s historic past and racing heritage while also serving as a testament to TAG Heuer’s ongoing innovation in watchmaking.”

Its blue theme is a homage to the Principality of Monaco’s racing tradition, and a reference to the Mediterranean coast, location of one of the world’s most prestigious motor races. The contrasting touches of yellow on its hands symbolize flying sparks, generated when F1 cars race at high speed.

Functions and Dial

Its functions are:

– Hours and Minutes.

– Seconds.

– Chronograph functions (1/4 second, 30-minutes counter and 12-hours counter).

– Date.

 

It features a sandblasted skeleton dial, with blue, yellow, black, and white accents.

– Its central hours and minutes hands are rhodium plated, facetted, and coated with light blue Super-LumiNova®.

– Its central chronograph hand is coated in yellow lacquer.

– Subdial at 3 o’clock: Blue and black opaline 30-minute counter featuring white markers. Hand is coated in yellow lacquer.

– Subdial at 9 o’clock: Blue and black opaline 12-hour counter featuring white markers. Hand is coated in yellow lacquer.

– Rhodium plated permanent second hand at 6 o’clock.

– Date window featuring light blue Super-LumiNova® at 6 o’clock.

– Circular seconds and minutes scale in blue and markers in white, separates the inner and outer dial.

– 8 white carved hour markers with light blue Super-LumiNova®, at 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, and 11 o’clock, and they extend from inner to outer dial.

– “TAG HEUER” logo at 12 o’clock is applied and rhodium plated.

– “MONACO” at 12 o’clock and “SWISS MADE” at 6 o’clock are printed.

 

Calibre

It is powered by in-house mechanical automatic bi-directional Calibre Heuer 02 (ref. TH20-00).

– It has 33 jewels.

– It beats at a frequency of 28,800 vph or 4 Hz.

– It has a power reserve of 80 hours.

– It is visible via a sapphire caseback.

 

Case and Bracelet

– Its case is made of sandblasted black DLC grade-2 titanium.

– On its dial side, it features a beveled and domed sapphire crystal.

– Its screwed caseback is made of sandblasted black DLC-grade-2 titanium and features a sapphire crystal.

– It has a case diameter of 39 mm, thickness of 15.20 mm, and lug-to-lug distance of 47.40 mm.

– It has a water resistance of 100 metres.

– Its embossed strap is made from blue calf skin leather and rubber.

– It features a sandblasted black DLC grade-2 titanium folding clasp with double safety push-buttons and features the TAG Heuer shield.

 

Pricing and Availability

Name: TAG Heuer Monaco Chronograph

Reference: CBL2188.FT6261

Price: United Arab Emirates Dirham (AED): 44,000

Available from May 2024.

Website: https://www.tagheuer.com/ae/en/timepieces/discover/novelties/39-mm-th20-00/CBL2188.FT6261.html

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