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 up to date skeletonised dial chronograph, or extra precisely semi-skeletonised dial type sports activities watches. Provided 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 kind of the problem as a result of a lot of these watches privilege a sure appear and feel the place studying the precise time is just not the purpose. That is one purpose why these 2023 TAG Heuer Monaco chronographs mark the primary time this assortment is getting an openworked dial of any kind.

As you’ll be able to see, the La Chaux-de-Fonds manufacture has succeeded in placing its finest foot ahead, with every one of many three chronographs providing a unique flavour of straightforward readability. Provided that none of those watches are true skeletonised watches, the motion right here is the same old automated Heuer 02. This is perhaps one of the best presentation of the chronograph motion ever in a TAG Heuer Monaco case although, with key mechanical options together with the date wheel and parts of the movement works seen for the primary time. The date is price noting right here, with SuperLuminova utilized on the date observe 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 previous Carrera assortment. We have now not seen the watches within the steel 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 (known as turquoise) with turquoise indices and highlights, together with turquoise opaline chronograph counter tracks. The blue dial (Unique 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 steel. 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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