This model of the Monaco series is an improved version of the original iconic watch and does a magnificent job in delivering the timeless retro chic message of the Monaco history.
The case keeps the square shape and this particular model comes in a 39 mm brushed and polished steel case, bezel and hour and minute hands. The silvery touch is also visible in the silver hands of the two square subdials for the small seconds and chrono minutes at 3 and 9 o`clock that complete the design unity. The square shapes do not affect the watch legibility because the primary time scale has a round shape. The hands and the markers are luminescent and provide a great contrast on the black dial. Nothing to bully at this case, it is simply expressing good old qualities of an acknowledged Swiss watchmaker. All the changes succeed to not rob the design of its original charm.
Although it gives you the impression of a perfect square, there are no sharp angles on the case because the corners are slightly rounded. A detail that gives personality and a little touch of softness to this manly timepiece. This unique shape case hides a rigorous Calibre 12 Self-Winding Automatic mechanism that does it job to do the simple time measurement and the additional time one, with a 1/8th of a second accuracy. It also has a date window displayed at 6 o`clock. We know by now that reliability is the strength of all Tag Heuer watches. The Swiss brand develops and build its timepieces around two main objectives: reliability and usefulness – which practically summarize the whole idea of a men`s sport watch existence.
Let`s not forget that, after all, this is an engine inspired watch so its resistance is rigorously tested. It also has a 100 m water resistance so you can enjoy wearing it anytime and anywhere.
The line-up of this Monaco model is very divers, so you can choose from various dial colors and bracelet fabrics. This particular one comes with a black rubber strap that suits great with the sporty overall look of the watch of the case. The polished steel and the resistant rubber strap makes you immediately think at a powerful and elaborated care engine. The Tag Heuer branding and model is discretely present on the 7 mm adjustable strap (with a deployment buckle) and on the dial, adding a touch of white through the lettering.
We surely don`t need to explain once more why Tag Heuer continued issuing and constantly improving this series. The Monaco range is now a worldwide recognizable brand in itself and watch lovers know just how much value can be amassed in a timepiece with an historical background like this Monaco.
This is the watch that translates in a unique retro design the quality but also the charm of an iconic sport watch, a legend through its Grand Prix inspired name and its recognizable connections with sports timing and motorsport world. If you truly understand that history equals tradition, perfectionism, experience and a whole lot of charm, you will be proud to be this model`s owner.