Tag Heuer releases one of its most iconic models, the Monaco, with three novelties boasting a new movement and new bracelets for 2020.
Following the successful release of a 50th-anniversary edition last year, the Swiss watch house continues to celebrate half a century of horological heritage with three new Tag Heuer Monaco timepieces. The new releases boast the new Calibre Heuer 02 manufacture movement, as well as distinctively modern features inspired by early predecessors.
Equipped with the watchmaker’s Calibre Heuer 02 manufacture movement, these newcomers to the TAG Heuer Monaco chronograph range feature details inspired by their early predecessors and set the tone for the future of the collection.
The new additions of the TAG Heuer Monaco Chronograph 39 mm Calibre Heuer 02 Automatic include the Ref. CBL2113.BA0644, with its bold black dial and sunray-brushed appearance; and the Ref. CBL2111.BA0644 with its lustrous blue sunray-brushed dial with a red, white and blue colour scheme reminiscent of the original Monaco timepieces of 1969.
Both models are presented on a stainless-steel bracelet and feature striking square counters at 3 and 9 o’clock and a red central chronograph seconds hand. For a sportier look, the former model with the black dial is also available with a black leather strap.
The Calibre Heuer 02 in this timepiece is visible behind the watch’s sapphire crystal caseback and boasts an impressive power reserve of 80 hours. Extending the range of Monaco pieces equipped with this powerful calibre, these new models demonstrate how Tag Heuer combines iconic designs with advanced in-house technology.
Another design feature that might stand out as being unique to these Monaco novelties is the stainless-steel bracelet. It has been nearly two decades since a new Monaco was presented on a metal bracelet. This particular example draws on the H-shaped bracelet that was used for Monaco watches in the early 1970s.
True to its original design, the bracelet is wider at the lugs in order to carry the weight of the watch head. It tapers where it wraps around the wrist for improved comfort. The horizontal bars are connected with smaller horizontal links. A butterfly clasp affirms that this bracelet is a work of haute horlogerie and features an engraved TagHeuer shield.
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