This unprecedented edition, totally in keeping with the spirit of the original chronograph, boasts blue refinery inspired by French Racing Blue and has everything it takes to charm collectors.
The Monaco timepiece, a watchmaking icon intrinsically linked to the history of motor racing and that of the Principality, made its mark both on and off the tracks with its one-of-a-kind design. The bi-compax counters that feature prominently in its square-shaped case enhance its sporty look. The small seconds at 3 o’clock is symmetrically set with the counter at 9 o’clock that ticks over the chronograph minutes. The original 1969 model stands out moreover given the unusual position of its crown, nestling on the left. And, this is exactly what’s waiting to be discovered in the 1,000-piece TAG Heuer Monaco Racing Blue Calibre 11 limited series.
To be perfectly in tune with the times, the 39 mm grade 2 titanium-crafted case flaunting a sandblasted finish offers a backdrop to a dynamic scenescape paying tribute to yesteryear’s French brands, Talbot-Lago and Delage, which excelled by creating elegant automobiles. The sunray-brushed silvered dial conjures up dashboards, and the blue counters curvaceous bodywork. A dash of lime adorns the direct-drive and adds a zest of freshness to the watch. The hour and minute hands are coated with blue Super-LumiNova® ensuring reading is easy under any conditions of light. The time data along with the date at 6 o’clock are driven by Caliber 11 (40 hours of power reserve). This movement is an upgrade of the first selfwinding mechanism developed at the end of the 1960s. And, in this edition, performance is on a par with style. This Monaco Racing Blue comes complete with a perforated azure-hued calfskin strap.
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