The days when a wrist watch was a simple time measurement instrument without any other particular signification for its bearer have fallen long ago. Modern times customers and watch collectors see in a watch so much more than its usability. A watch must incorporate great technology in the form of an original design. But what truly elevates a timepiece value and makes it desirable is the history behind its existence.
Monaco models are heritage watches that deliver a piece of the glorious history of Steve McQueen`s motor racing in the original square form of the first Monaco ever produced.
The collection diversity gives the opportunity of choosing different design variations or case sizes and this particular one comes in a 37.5mm case with a navy blue dial and the simple design features build-up an out coming, masculine watch, because there isn`t anything to distract your attention or to unnecessary overcrowd the dial. Its appreciated functionality comes from its simplicity. The legibility of the dial is outstanding due to the luminous hands and silver stick hour markers. At 3 o’clock is the date window and the seconds subdial is located just above 6 o`clock, with a red hand perfectly integrated in this watch design, which reproduce at a small scale a part of a motor racing chronometer. The dial is covered with a scratch resistant sapphire crystal.
This excellent sport watch is equipped with Swiss self-winding automatic movement Calibre 6 ETA 2895-1, with 37 jewels and a power reserve of approximately 42 hours. The mechanism can be admired through the sapphire crystal exhibition back, which is a perfect choice for a watch that goes beyond its primary time measurement function and encapsulates pure history. Although it has an extremely flat dial, the watch stands high on the wrist, as if it wants to stand out and show its unique trademark square case shape. It fits the wrist well and you will wear it with the unique feeling of being the owner of something original, full of history and extremely valuable. It truly is a must have of every collector and the auction prices prove it. Make no mistake, each and every model of the Monaco series acquire more and more value as time goes by, so purchasing a Monaco represents an advisable investment. Along with the Autavia or Carrera, Monaco has gained the place in the most wanted vintage driver`s watches and its beauty comes from the fact that, although the watch market grows and changes, this square case succeeds to be fresh and unique in the crowd of brands and models.
This Monaco has brushed with polished steel case and a matching bracelet that has a deployment buckle and 7mm adjustable settings giving you the freedom of wearing it as comfortable as you need it. The steel bracelet transforms it in a versatile accessory that can easily suit a more elegant outfit, the cornerstone of every magnificent design being its versatility and ability to respond to its owner various needs. So besides being the sport watch by excellence, by choosing the right model, you can have a timepiece that is so much more than an accurate companion.
So, if you understand the technology behind a Tag Heuer branded watch and you are a fan of the thrills of the race and understand the importance of keeping the history alive, you should definitively think of purchasing a Monaco, an icon of all sport watches, the pride of its owner.