TAG Heuer x Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Keeps Time and Tradition

The Monaco Grand Prix Historique is a series of races held biennially in the two weeks before the Formula One Grand Prix of Monaco. The event was first held in 1997, then again in 2000, before transitioning to every other year since. The races honour historic motorcar categories, and since 2014 there have been seven races. The races follow the same circuit as the Grand Prix, and, of course, require an official timekeeper. TAG Heuer was already a sponsor and the official timekeeper for the Grand Prix, and for the 2020 calendar, has taken on the Historique duties as well.

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Tag Heuer Monaco Grand Prix watch

To mark the new partnership, TAG Heuer has released the new Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Limited Edition watch. The new, special version of the Monaco watch is the first to be released by Tag Heuer since 2019’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the design when the Swiss watchmaker released five new timepieces.

If you’re a fan of TAG Heuer’s previous Monacos, then you’ll recognise many of the trappings of this new watch. The watch case is a 39mm square case, which is common for the Monaco watches, and has integrated pushers and crowns on the right side. One obvious difference with the new version is that rather than the classic model’s all blue dial, this watch has a red and white colourway. In the upper right corner, just above one o’clock, the watch bears the logo of the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique. Within the square is a silver dial with a sunburst effect. The Monaco name, text, and numerals are done in a serif style typography. The two square subdials are done in red.

Tag Heuer Monaco Grand Prix

For the movement of this watch, TAG Heuer employed their in-house Calibre Heuer 02 movement, which you can see through the sapphire caseback. The caseback also sports the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique logo. The movement has 168 individual components as well as a column wheel and a vertical clutch. It comes with an 80-hour power reserve. The watch comes on a perforated leather racing strap and each watch will be engraved with its number of 1,000.

Tag Heuer Monaco Grand Prix Historique side view

The TAG Heuer Grand Prix de Monaco Historique limited edition is available through TAG Heuer for pre-order, and will be available in authorised dealers this August. The watch comes in a commemorative box and has an MSRP of 6,700 CHF.

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Tag Heuer Monaco Grand Prix Historique back

Tag Heuer Monaco Grand Prix Historique

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