Racing Season: TAG Heuer Monaco Chronograph

On the event of the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix, TAG Heuer presents three new Monaco chronographs. All three of those new watches current TAG Heuer’s tackle the modern skeletonised dial chronograph, or extra precisely semi-skeletonised dial kind sports activities watches. On condition that that is TAG Heuer, the place legibility is king, a full openworked watch, even going as far as to take the dial off, is sort of the problem as a result of a majority of these watches privilege a sure appear and feel the place studying the precise time will not be the purpose. That is one cause why these 2023 TAG Heuer Monaco chronographs mark the primary time this assortment is getting an openworked dial of any type.

As you may see, the La Chaux-de-Fonds manufacture has succeeded in placing its greatest foot ahead, with every one of many three chronographs providing a unique flavour of simple readability. On condition that none of those watches are true skeletonised watches, the motion right here is the same old computerized Heuer 02. This is perhaps the very best presentation of the chronograph motion ever in a TAG Heuer Monaco case although, with key mechanical options together with the date wheel and components of the movement works seen for the primary time. The date is value noting right here, with SuperLuminova utilized on the date monitor itself, it might appear.

To be truthful, the Heuer 02 has been on show earlier than, within the period when TAG Heuer did attempt to actually present its mechanical chops, however that was primarily within the outdated Carrera assortment. We’ve not seen the watches within the metallic so we’ll chorus from making comparisons, however it’s good to see the Heuer 02 once more.

All three Monaco chronographs are 39mm timepieces cased in grade 2 titanium, with one mannequin going for the Darkish Lord look, with a sandblasted black DLC remedy. That final one additionally includes a black dial (referred to as turquoise) with turquoise indices and highlights, together with turquoise opaline chronograph counter tracks. The blue dial (Authentic Blue) model options white accents, indices and chronograph counters, though the blue SuperLuminova right here makes issues look slightly blue-on-blue, however it’s best to evaluate this type of impact within the metallic. Lastly, the black dial (Racing Crimson) model additionally goes with white accents, indices and chronograph counter tracks. All variations characteristic calfskin and rubber straps, in matching colors (black and blue). Water-resistance is 100 metres.

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