The TAG Heuer 80th Monaco Grand Prix Edition is a watch that was released today to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Monaco Grand Prix, which takes place Sunday, May 28th.
The Monaco Skeleton Chronograph comes in a 39 mm square-shaped grade 2 titanium case that’s 14.7 mm thick and measures 47.4 mm lug-to-lug. The watch features a chronograph with a skeleton dial, which reveals the inner workings of the Heuer 02 movement. Interestingly, TAG Heuer extended the lume of eight of the hour indices markers into the center of the dial, whereas they gave the 12, 3, 6, and 9-hour markers a small red square marker, with no lume at all.
TAG Heuer’s latest Monaco is not a limited edition and is available in three colors: blue, red, and turquoise. The blue version of the watch is a tribute to the original TAG Heuer Monaco from 1969. The red version is a nod to the racing heritage of the Monaco Grand Prix. The turquoise version is a new color that has never been used before on a TAG Heuer Monaco.
Driving the time, date, and chronograph functions is TAG Heuer’s in-house automatic caliber Heuer 02, which beats at 4Hz, and has a power reserve of 80 hours. The movement features an integrated chronograph with a column wheel and vertical clutch and has Geneva stripes on the bridges, and its components can be viewed through both the skeletonized dial and the sapphire caseback. The skeletonized oscillating weight has been treated with a black DLC coating.
A square-shaped bevel-edged sapphire crystal protects the dial, water resistance is rated to 100 meters, and each watch comes with a rubber and embossed leather strap with a titanium buckle. The Original Blue (Ref. CBL2182.FT6235) and Racing Red (Ref. CBL2183.FT6236) retail for $10,750. The black DLC-coated Luminous Turquoise model (Ref. CBL2184.FT6236) retails for $11,250.
Photo by TAG Heuer.