TAG Heuer, renowned for its timeless timepieces, is celebrating the 80th Monaco Grand Prix by revamping one of its most iconic watches. The Monaco Grand Prix holds a special place in the world of motorsport, evoking images of sleek, rocket-like racing machines speeding through the enchanting backdrop of the Mediterranean city.
The Monaco watch, a beloved classic in TAG Heuer’s lineup, has deep roots in Formula 1. Actor Steve McQueen famously sported one in the adrenaline-fueled racing film “Le Mans” (1971), adding to its allure. To commemorate the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix and the 80th edition of the race, TAG Heuer is introducing three new Monaco chronographs, showcasing a bold skeleton-dial design.
For the first time in the Monaco collection, TAG Heuer utilizes a skeleton dial, offering a mesmerizing view of the intricate automatic caliber HEUER 02 movement with an impressive 80-hour power reserve. The new Monaco models come in three striking colorways: “Original Blue,” “Racing Red,” and “Turquoise.” The “Original Blue” variant pays homage to the 1969 original, while the “Turquoise” version is a nod to Monaco’s picturesque coastline.
The sandblasted Grade 2 titanium cases of these watches make them lighter than their steel counterparts. With a 39mm case, a screw-fastened case back, and 100m water resistance, these timepieces are both durable and stylish. The Super-LumiNova accents on the indices, hands, and date wheel ensure excellent legibility in all lighting conditions.
TAG Heuer’s attention to detail is evident in the lume pattern, featuring a captivating half-cut pyramid shape at 6 and 12 o’clock, adding a sense of depth to the dial. The watches are paired with hybrid rubber-leather straps in black or blue, enhancing their sporty appeal.
With prices ranging from $10,750 to $11,250, the new TAG Heuer Monaco skeleton-dial watches are a perfect blend of heritage, innovation, and style. Whether you’re an admirer of classic racing or a fan of cutting-edge timekeeping, these timepieces are sure to make a bold statement on your wrist.
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