If you are an F1 lover, then your calendar would be marked for all F1 races since the schedule was released. The latest leg is flagging off in the Principality of Monaco, at the prestigious Monte Carlo track. To celebrate the race, TAG Heuer has launched its new Monaco Grand Prix chronograph, an all-black variant.
First introduced in 1969, the TAG Heuer Monaco chronograph was limited to only 169 pieces with the caseback engraved with the original Monaco Heuer logo and engraving of 'Special Edition' including the individual watch number out of 169. The Monaco Grand Prix chronograph has seen a wide variety of models from a silver variant (Ref CAW218B.FC6496) to a green dial watch (Ref CBL2116.FC6497) and finally the recently launched in partnership with Gulf (Ref CAW211R.FC6401), which sports a dark blue, turquoise, and orange dial.
The new edition, nicknamed 'Dark Lord' is a 'Special Edition' (Ref CBL2180.FC6497) that employs modern materials and craftsmanship to upgrade the original Monaco Grand Prix. The 39mm case of TAG Heuer Monaco Grand Prix all-black watch is made in Grade 2 titanium, coated with DLC (diamond-like-carbon). The circular part of the dial is in satin-brushed finish, with the black chronograph subdials featuring red hands - the hour sub-dial at 9 o'clock, minutes sub-dial at 3 o'clock, and a seconds indicator at 6 o'clock. Also, rose gold has been incorporated in the hour markers, hour, and minutes hands, while seconds hand comes in red. The hour and minute hands come with white Super-LumiNova.
Turning the watch reveals the sapphire crystal caseback also made in black DLC, Grade 2 titanium with a rose gold oscillating weight, four visible screws; the watch has a water resistance of 100 metres.
Powering the watch is a calibre Heuer 02 Automatic movement with 80 hours of power reserve. The watch is completed on a black alligator strap with a black DLC titanium Grade 2 folding clasp, double push-button system.
Image: Courtesy TAG Heuer