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TAG heuer Monaco Calibre Heuer 02 with a transparent case back and a blue sun-ray chronograph dial

Actor, model and TAG Heuer ambassador Jacob Elordi is wearing a 39mm stainless steel TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre Heuer 02 with a transparent case back and a blue sun-ray chronograph dial featuring silver sub-dials.

The timepiece is inspired by the iconic Steve McQueen Monaco watch from the early 1970s and carries on the square-shaped case structure and now also comes on a steel bracelet.

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TAG Heuer is one of the brands that is consistently associated with watches with a motorsports concept. It commemorated the iconic design family’s 50th anniversary in 2019 by creating limited edition watches that depict the model’s 50-year history in 10-year increments. The recent additions to the Monaco model family have thrust the renowned brand into the picture. Among the first pieces with square forms to come to memory is the TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre Heuer 02, which has a casing with a diameter of 39mm and is 1mm smaller compared to its forerunners.

Of course, the Monaco watch hasn’t been included on a metal band in almost 20 years. However, the new illustration is based on the H-shaped bracelet shown at the TAG Heuer Museum at La Chaux-de-Fonds, which was used for Monaco pieces in the early 1970s. The initial steel bracelet has undeniably been updated to match modern quality levels and enhance user convenience.

The band is broader at the lugs, keeping with its initial design to support the weight of the timepiece casing. It tapers where it goes all around a person’s wrist for maximum comfort. Smaller horizontal linkages lace the horizontal columns together. The TAG Heuer insignia is also inscribed on the butterfly fastening clasp.

The 39 mm x 39 mm stainless steel casing of the Monaco Heuer 02 blends fine-brushed and refined faces with a beveled and somewhat curved sapphire crystal featuring an anti-reflective treatment. It is also waterproof to 100 meters (330 feet).

The Caliber Heuer 02 movement, created and built internally by the company, is a part of the new design. The mechanical movement also has functions for the hour, minute, tiny seconds, and date, as well as a 30-minute with 12-hour Chrono. In addition, it features a power reserve of up to 80 hours whenever it is entirely wound. The movement is visible via the sapphire transparent case back and pays homage to the variant’s racing roots with its darker ventilated rotor and red highlights.

Contrasting white subdials, red Chrono markers, and Super-LumiNOVA phosphor-filled baton-style hands supplement the dial. Another innovation is that the variant in the latest series comes with the Tri-Compax Chrono function. At six o’clock, the dial is located at a small-second clock; nevertheless, the counter has the same base color as the dial. This also maintains the traditional Bi-Compax appearance.

Indeed, this TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre Heuer 02 is the initial square-shaped emblem, having been prompted by Monaco timepieces in the 1970s. It’s a charismatic chronograph that was designed to stand out. A rally symbol for the unruly, this potent design does have a long history and is now available on a striking steel bracelet.

Price retail: $7,050.00 USD

Reference: CBL2111.BA0644

Photo: TAG Heuer

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