TAG Heuer has departed from its usual use of steel for sporty Monaco chronographs with a rare model in lightweight titanium launched to coincide with this weekend’s Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix.
500 will be made of the TAG Heuer Monaco Titan Special Edition, which has a silver dial with black subdials and red for accents including the central chronograph hand.
Rather than the in house manufactured Heuer 02 movement used in most recent Monaco watches, TAG Heuer has opted for a modern version of the Calibre 11 automatic chronograph movement that powered the original 1969 Monaco.
That does not change the proportions of the watch, with its sand blasted titanium case still coming in at 39mm squared.
It will be sold exclusively in TAG Heuer boutiques and on www.tagheuer.com from today for $7,900.
“Fifty years on, the story of the TAG Heuer Monaco continues in modern interpretations. With each new launch, this iconic timepiece reflects the spirit of avant garde watchmaking art by TAG Heuer and confirms its status as one of the most remarkable watches of all time. Now, more than ever, the TAG Heuer Monaco Titan Special Edition, created to mark the thrilling race through the winding roads of the Principality, solidifies the TAG Heuer Monaco as the icon of cool,” the watchmaker states.