Recognized for the ability to respond market demands and constant changes in terms of needs and tastes, Tag Heuer Monaco series is very rich in terms of design features, chromatic choices and bracelet materials, so every potential customer could find just the right piece in a series that relies on history and vintage charm, yet offers modern and functional wrist watches.
This particular model has a 39mm square brushed with polished steel case, an adequate strong material for a Formula 1 related chronograph. The black and the silver are the two tones used on the dial, creating an impressive visual effect of a compact lay-out. There is nothing to obstruct the legibility or to overcrowd this dial. The hands and markers are luminescent and create a beautiful effect on the black dial. A date window is placed at 6 o`clock and the two sub-counters for the small seconds and chrono minutes are located at 3 and 9 o`clock, contributing to the well-organized overall appearance of the dial. Keeping the aesthetics of the original was the brand purpose and the result is a high end sport watch that is both modern and vintage in the same time. A collector`s dream and a perfect investment for every watch enthusiast.
Through the sapphire crystal exhibition case back you can observe the Calibre 12 in action. It’s an extremely accurate automatic chronograph movement (accuracy of 1/8th of a second) with a power reserve for 40 hours and 100 meters water resistance. So it has all the features of modern sport watch, yet it brings something new in the equation, it revives the thrills of the sport races and the strength and the appeal of great sportsmen. The scratch resistant sapphire crystal that covers the dial is a necessary modern update and the Monaco Tag Heuer lettering reminds us that old is good when revived by a recognized watchmaker such as Tag Heuer. Through the sapphire crystal, the dial practically pops out, so the modern just enhances the vintage and it doesn`t strip its charm. You can fell in the same time the thrills and the excitement of an ongoing race but also the concentration and the calm of the minutes before the start moment.
It lies perfectly on the wrist, without feeling to heavy but yet offering the insurance and the power of the steel, doubled by its square shape that makes it look slightly bigger than its actual size. The square margins are sweetened by slightly curved angles so it makes it more comfortable. Both the crown and the pushers are on the same side and their design is very much similar to the originals. This model comes with a brown leather strap with alligator pattern that has a deployment buckle and can easily be adjusted to fit every wrist size to the adjustable strap feature. The Monaco has an overall masculine appearance and it can become the perfect accessory to wear in various occasion, because the simplicity of the design and the quality of the materials used in its development offer just the right amount of confidence to wear it even at an elegant event. And with so many dial variations available on the market, this one is the perfect choice for someone who loves to keep it simple.
In a world where each day brings something new in terms of timekeeping machines, futuristic design and complicated functions, this Monaco is the choice for a men who appreciates the singularity of a simple design that revives successfully the glory and the vintage charm of a watch that continues to make history.