TAG Monaco Special: DLC Black, Rose Gold Hands

The latest TAG Monaco is a cool black edition, which doesn’t really do it for us at NWC mag, as we are diehard Gulf colours and blue dial fans, but for you carbon fibre lovers, here’s the word;

Racing enthusiasts and lovers of bold, innovative watches will be
thrilled with a new special edition of the Monaco chronograph
– a dramatic watch inspired by a legendary Monaco of the 1970s and constructed of DLC-coated titanium.

Loving that `Tarmac’ finish on the dial edges.

Demonstrating the bold innovation of the TAG Heuer Monaco, this exclusive chronograph captures the mystique of one of the brand’s most iconic collections.

The case of the latest addition to the Monaco line-up is executed in Grade 2 titanium, coated with DLC (diamond-like carbon). Titanium is a high-performance material, offering a unique combination of strength and light weight, while remaining free of corrosion. TAG Heuer used titanium for the construction of only one previous Monaco chronograph, the Titan model offered as a Limited Edition in 2021 and worn by Max Verstappen as his “lucky charm” during his
2021 Formula 1 World Championship campaign, which has already become highly coveted by collectors.

Of course, the use of titanium for chronographs was unknown in the 1970s, with Heuer first using the material in the early 1980s.

The rose gold used for the hands and markers provides another update of the Monaco chronographs of the 1970s. While the hue of the luminous paint used for the markers and hands of the
original Monaco “Dark Lord” would change over the years, the gold
accents of the newest Monaco will shine for eternity. (No, decades maybe, eternity defies physics – Ed)

The deep black of the dial is complemented by the gold of the markers and hour and minute hands. The hands are also treated with Super- LumiNova® which ensures optimum legibility in any conditions, day or night.

In-house Cal 02 movement and it goes on sale today, priced at £6800 in the UK.

More here.

 

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