Tag Heuer And The Monaco Grand Prix Create A New Racing Series Watch
TAG Heuer has witnessed the perfect combination of racing and watches. From the first time together and through continuous development, TAG Heuer has pushed racing timing to an unprecedented peak of luxury. Through long-term cooperation with the best teams, drivers and racing cars, TAG Heuer has undoubtedly occupied the high ground of the world’s top sports chronograph.
Today, TAG Heuer is making its final sprint for this year’s Monaco Grand Prix. With this fascinating event in motorsport, TAG Heuer will once again convey the essence of its brand to the world, showing this Swiss watch brand’s unassailable position in the F1 event. In 2013, TAG Heuer and the Monaco Grand Prix joined hands again: cutting-edge technology, creating a benchmark of precision racing TAG Heuer’s latest racing series watches-Carrera Calibre 16 Monaco Grand Prix Limited Edition, Monaco Calibre 12 ACM and Monaco 24 Calibre 36-immortal Legend, create more glory.
Carrera Calibre 16 Chronograph Day-Date 43MM Monaco Grand Prix Limited Edition
As the unique Carrera-the first sports chronograph designed for professional drivers and racing enthusiasts, Carrera is undoubtedly the best interpretation of the TAG Heuer racing tradition. In 1963, Jack Heuer created the first Carrera chronograph inspired by the arduous ‘Carrera Pan American Mexico Road Race’. Since then the Carrera chronograph has become standard equipment for Ferrari drivers. In 1970, every member of the Ferrari team-Jackie Ickx, Clay Regazzoni, Mario Andretti, Carlos Reutemann and Jody Scheckter-wore a Carrera gold watch engraved with their name and blood type. Since then, Carrera has crossed the finish line with every legendary TAG Heuer driver: Alain Prost, Kuthard, Raikkonen, Alonso, Hamilton, Jason Barton …
As a new member of the Carrera family, this limited edition product is the TAG Heuer’s gift to the most famous, most dangerous, but most blood-drenched racing event in the history of modern racing, the Monaco Grand Prix, and has been awarded by McLaren Wheel queues are equipped as standard. The bezel and speedometer are engraved with red Monaco Grand Prix, and the sapphire crystal caseback is color-printed with the Monaco Grand Prix logo and the watch’s limited number (X / 4,000). The black rubber strap is inspired by the tires of the 1963 Formula One race and features a embossed tire pattern. The open carbon gray faceplate is manually set with scales, and the scales are coated with a luminous coating. The three chronograph windows of the stopwatch minute, clock and hour and second hands are located at 12 o’clock, 6 o’clock, and 9 o’clock. The fiery red design of the hands and keys becomes the finishing touch of the entire work, which showcases the superb craftsmanship and Swiss cutting-edge technology of this classic watch.
Monaco Calibre 12 Chronograph Monaco Auto Club 39MM Black Limited Edition
The iconic square face of the Monaco series appeared for the first time in the movie ‘Le Mans’ starring Steve McQueen. Today, TAG Heuer adds F1 black titanium carbide to this legendary watch, with white fluorescent light on the front of the minute and hour hands. The smoked sapphire crystal caseback is engraved with the logo of the TAG Heuer Monaco Grand Prix partner, the Monaco Automobile Club (ACM). Monaco and TAG Heuer logos are printed at 12 o’clock on the dial, which is particularly dazzling on the all-black dial, while the chronograph’s second hand is decorated with a strand of orange, making the overall design more vivid. The design of the black leather perforated strap is inspired by the steering wheel cover of the racing car, with orange stitching, bright and atmospheric. As the first all-black Monaco watch since 1974, the Monaco Calibre 12 chronograph will undoubtedly become the sexiest symbol of chronology in history.
Monaco 24 Calibre 36 chronograph 40.5MM black dial
The face plate is designed with a black double window transparent design. At 12 o’clock, the oversized ’24’ is particularly conspicuous. Inside the stainless steel case, the Calibre 36 movement vibrates at an amazing speed of 36,000 times per hour (equivalent to a frequency of 5 Hz). Through the sapphire crystal case back, the unique rotor in the COSC-certified movement can be seen at a glance. A ‘suspension system’ is suspended in the case by 4 damping arms to provide the movement with the most reliable protection. They are responsible for collecting vibrations, protecting the movement from vibrations, and introducing them into a composite filter, which absorbs and breaks down the vibrations. The Monaco 24 series has an award-winning design structure, and its unique tube design and highly shock-resistant components are directly inspired by F1 racing technology. This watch combines cutting-edge technology, rough design and the spirit of Monaco racing, while also emphasizing Steve McQueen’s unparalleled tough guy style.