Just ahead of TAG Heuer-ambassador Max Verstappen’s win at the 78th Monaco Grand Prix this past weekend, TAG Heuer launched a new titanium-cased version of the brand’s famed square-bezel chronograph.
The new TAG Heuer Monaco Titan Limited Edition frames the familiar Monaco dial in an eye-catching, sandblasted 39mm titanium case.
The metal, which TAG Heuer rarely uses for Monaco, means the watch is lighter than its steel cousins while its matte-finishing perfectly complements a new silver-hued, sunray-brushed dial.
For this limited edition of 500, TAG Heuer took advantage of the watch’s metallic, almost monochromatic aura to just subtly note Monaco’s racing history, applying black sub-dials and racing red accents on the central hand and the 12 o’clock marker.
As long-time Monaco fans might note, the new watch also echoes the left-side-crown placement of the original Heuer Monaco. This is because TAG Heuer fits the new watch with its updated Caliber 11, named after the original groundbreaking automatic chronograph inside the 1969 Monaco.
The new watch is actually the first Monaco since 2019 to utilize the modern modular chronograph, which TAG Heuer creates using a Sellita base and a Dubois Dépraz module. TAG Heuer has tapped its Heuer 02 caliber, with its right-side crown, to power the Monaco releases in the interim.
To enhance the watch’s link to Monaco’s auto-racing-inspired history, the new Monaco Titan Limited Edition arrives on a sporty anthracite alligator strap, patterned internally to recall racecar tire grooves.
TAG Heuer offers the Monaco Titan Limited Edition in TAG Heuer boutiques and on www.tagheuer.com.
TAG Heuer Monaco Titan Limited Edition Chronograph
(Reference CAW218B.FC6496, a 500-piece limited edition)
Movement: Automatic TAG Heuer Caliber 11, Sellita base with Dubois Dépraz module
Case: 39mm Grade 2 titanium sand-blasted, domed, beveled sapphire crystal, sandblasted sapphire crystal screw-down caseback, water-resistant to 100 meters.
Dial: Silver sunray-brushed, black permanent seconds at 3 o’clock, black gold-plated applied indexes with white SuperLuminova, rhodium-plated hour and minute hands with white SuperLuminova, red central chrono hand, black ‘Heuer’ printed logo, angled date display, MONACO AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH printed.
Strap: Black alligator leather, grade 2 titanium folding clasp with double safety push buttons, Heuer logo.