To mark this year’s Monaco Grand Prix which took place on 29th May 2022, TAG Heuer, the official sponsor, released a new special edition of its iconic timepiece which bears the same name as the prestigious F1 race.
It was a dramatic day for the Grand Prix in Monaco recently, with heavy rainfall, delayed starts and unexpected tyre changes making it a memorable day in this year’s racing calendar. The Monaco Grand Prix is the most iconic Formula One race of the year, and to recognise this legendary track, Tag Heuer has developed its latest “Monaco Grand Prix, Special Edition Timepiece”.
From its first introduction in 1969, the TAG Heuer Monaco chronograph has challenged every aspect of watchmaking with its fearless innovation and was one of the first automatic chronographs during this time. The timepiece was named “Monaco” capturing the duality of the watch and reflecting the unmatched luxury and contrasting danger of the legendary Formula 1 race.
Now, over 50 years after the introduction of the original Monaco, TAG Heuer is releasing a special edition of the legendary watch. Racing enthusiasts and lovers of bold, innovative watches alike can enjoy this special edition Monaco that uses modern materials and a sleek finish.
The design of the timepiece hints at symbols of the F1, from the circle at the centre of the dial reflecting the speed and smoothness of racing and the grained finish exterior reflecting the grip of the tyres and track to the gold elements, reminding today’s enthusiasts of previous Formula 1 champions who wore their gold Heuer chronographs on the track.
Made of titanium and coated with DLC (diamond-like carbon), this high-performance material offers a unique combination of strength and a lightweight feel whilst remaining free of corrosion. Other features of the watch include an 80-hour power reserve, rose gold-plated oscillating mass, a sapphire case-back and a black leather alligator strap.
This special edition watch is available in TAG Heuer boutiques and on www.tagheuer.com presented in packaging that evokes the racing heritage of the Monaco collection.