Part if the legendary Monaco series, this is a Calibre 11 Limited Edition model and it certainly have some particular design features that push it at the top of every true Monaco enthusiast wishlist.
It comes in a 39 mm fine-brushed polished steel case but all the stunning details are displayed on the silver dial. This timepiece keeps the original Monaco watch basis in its square case shape, in the two square subdials and in the distinctive left-sided crown, but brings the novelty and the freshness through colorful touches. The Silver/Orange highlight color scheme looks stunning and it truly creates a car or motor racing circuit kind of atmosphere. The orange is visible in the circular lume markers and on the hour, minute and second hands. This model has grey subdials but you can have them in dark charcoal also. Either way, this watch design is unique and creative, one to be remembered as it stands out from the crowd. The mixture between the classic retro and modern created by the design team is absolutely amazing. Don`t be afraid, this is a heritage watch after all, nothing like the Monaco V4 or the Monaco Mikrograph that are the futuristic models of the series. It even uses the “Heuer“ logo as a bow to their founder, a nice tribute to Jack Heuer`s legacy.
Tribute to a legend, this model is powered by the original Caliber 11 that was in the first Monaco of 1969 watch. The legacy of this watch is huge and Tag Heuer is an expert of taking advantages and always innovating pieces of history in order to build new watches on a strong legend. This model uses the upgraded 2022 Chronograph module.
This brand understands that every detail must get just the right amount of attention, from the design phase to the execution one, in order to develop an exceptional product. The dedication and attention for all details is also visible at the level of the hour and minute hands that have a black insert and tip, contrasting with the orange lume and adding their contribution to the outstanding legibility. The orange may sound like an explosion of color, but there is nothing to loud in the chromatics or the design, the orange is used in just the right amount in order to vivify and brighten up the dial, the result being a harmonious and unique dial.
It`s all accommodated in a 39 mm case with thick lungs, a significantly larger case although it doesn`t feel heavy on the wrist, it is just giving you the relaxing feeling of a high-quality timepiece.
Both the case and the caseback are covered with the scratch resistant sapphire glass and you can see and be charmed by all the details of the reliable Calibre 11 through the transparent caseback. A bold red branding completes the picture of the caseback and the satisfaction of having the possibility to see and understand a watch mechanism are one of the multiple reasons for which this Monaco is a powerful attraction of all sport watches lovers.
It is fitted with a black perforated leather strap with a 7 mm of adjustable strap and a deployment buckle and it has a 50 m water resistance that makes it perfect for literally all kind of outdoor activities.
So, can history repeat itself? Sure, by standing as great basis and background on which a watchmaker like Tag Heuer can build and rebuild an idea, using high-tech materials and innovation. If you appreciate history’s legacy and the reliability offered by Tag Heuer watches, you will surely enjoy wearing this magnificent watch.