Introducing The TAG Heuer Monaco Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Limited Edition
TAG Heuer has been appointed the Official Sponsor and Timekeeper of the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique. In celebration of the partnership, the brand is presenting the Monaco Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Limited Edition as an accolade for the famous race. This very end of the week, May 8-10, was the planned date during the current year’s race, and although it had to be canceled, the brand has picked this fitting chance to release the namesake restricted version watch. Brandishing the signature red and white of classic games cars, this watch captures the pith of the memorable race with its vintage prompts and features the race’s logo at one o’clock on the dial.
The Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, a biannual end of the week long occasion, is one of the features of the classic-car racing calendar featuring in excess of 200 grand prix cars addressing 50 diverse car makers. The actual cars are picked for their historical value and level of originality, and they compete in seven arrangement spanning the decades from the 1930s to the 1970s. For the last occasion, in 2018, drivers from in excess of 21 nations participated in the race. TAG Heuer’s association with such occasions dates back to the late 1950s, whenever Jack Heuer himself saw a chance to consolidate his passion for racing with the Heuer brand by deciding to name a large group of his watches for the absolute most lofty races of the time. Heuer’s association with the racing scene needs little explanation nowadays, and the Monaco, first released in 1969, is one of the symbols of that tradition.
This watch isn’t a vintage reissue, yet rather a contemporary evocation and accolade for an advanced occasion that celebrates the historical backdrop of racing itself. The red and white theme gives the watch a solid masculine look, and somely, the dial configuration mixes the late ’60s/early ’70s appeal of the Monaco with an almost Art Deco feel. In terms of the plan, the watch uses a classic serif-style typography for the Monaco name, text, and numerals. The dial has a sunburst impact, and the contrast of the red of the adjusted square subdials against the white of the main dial surface hopes to give great neatness. Overall, the dial appears to have equal parts red and white and feels very balanced. It has a warmness to it that, while being a cutting edge watch, gives you all the sentiments a vintage piece would.
This restricted version Monaco beats away with the in-house Caliber Heuer 02 development, obvious through a sapphire caseback adorned with the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique logo. With 168 individual components, a segment wheel, and a vertical grip, the Caliber Heuer 02 offers a 80-hour power hold. This particular watch features the two pushers and the crown on the right-hand side of the case and is furnished with a perforated leather racing strap. The caseback of each piece will be engraved “One of 1000.”
In the approach its release, the watch will be on display at the Automobile Club de Monaco and available for pre-orders via the brand’s site and in select TAG Heuer shops before its launch this late spring. The TAG Heuer Monaco Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Limited Edition may not fill the three-day opening in the racing calendar this year, yet it certainly helps.
Brand: TAG Heuer
Model: Monaco Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Limited Edition
Reference Number: CBL2114.FC6486
Case Material: Stainless steel
Dial Color: Red and white
Indexes: Rhodium-plated stick markers
Water Resistance: 100 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Black calfskin leather strap, collapsing clasp in cleaned stainless steel
Caliber: Caliber Heuer 02
Functions: Chronograph with minutes and hours, permanent second indicator; date, hours, minutes; central chronograph seconds hand
Power Reserve: 80 hours
Frequency: 4 Hz
Estimating & Availability
Price: CHF 6,700
Availability: August 2020
Limited Edition: Limited to 1,000 watches
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