The TAG Monaco has been a popular watch with collectors for decades. The square case, chrono functions, plus some marketing magic from the late Steve McQueen has helped this watch stand out from the crowd. For years, the movement inside was nothing special frankly, but now fitted with the in-house Cal 02 movement it has a bit more appeal for aficianados.
It has 80 hours of power reserve and features a clutch mechanism, so that when the chronograph functions are being used the watch keeps ticking, meaning no loss of timekeeping accuracy. The 02 series is a bit slimmer than the 01, so the Monaco has a less chunky appearance on the wrist than its predecessors.
Now fitted with a steel bracelet, the Monaco still has a mix of motorsport looks and dressier style, so it looks sharp with a suit. Maybe it always did? The bracelet is a homage to the original one fitted to the Monaco way back in the 80s and features a tapered link design, plus butterfly clasp.
At 39mm wide, the Monaco isn’t too big and there are black and blue dial colours. You can get the black dial model with a leather strap too. Price is expected to be around £5100 in the UK.