Watch of the Week: TAG Heuer Monaco Special Edition

Words by
Lee Cassanell

31st May 2022

Heuer's latest timepiece is a must-have for racing enthusiasts 

To mark the legendary Monaco Grand Prix, TAG Heuer has released a new Special Edition of its iconic timepiece.

Inspired by a Monaco design from 1970s and constructed of DLC-coated titanium. this exclusive chronograph captures the mystique of one of the brand’s most iconic collections.

The TAG Heuer Monaco was one of the first automatic chronographs and the most radical innovation was its shape. Going against a tradition of virtually all chronographs being round, the Monaco was square, and the first to be housed in a waterproof case. 

The in-house Heuer 02 movement that powers the newest Monaco provides a remarkable contrast to the movements that powered the original Monaco chronographs of the 1970s. Utilising a traditional column wheel to actuate the chronograph and offering an 80-hour power reserve, the finishing of the Heuer 02 is topped with a rose gold-plated oscillating mass and displayed through a sapphire case, and backmounted on a black alligator leather strap that is fitted with a black-coated titanium buckle. 

With Father's Day on the horizon, this could be the ideal luxury gift for your old man.