TAG Heuer's association with the Monaco Grand Prix is a pretty well-known partnership. The Swiss watch brand has been associated with this racing event since Heuer paid homage to the Grand Prix de Monaco with the launch of the Monaco line in 1969. The now-iconic timepiece was created and launched with a vision to connect the racing world with TAG Heuer (then Heuer) because Jack Heuer considered motorsports to be a natural fit for the chronograph and timekeeping expert.
And since the first 1969 Monaco timepiece, TAG Heuer has been deeply associated with the Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco. It is the Official Timekeeper of the classic Grand Prix de Monaco Historique and the Official Watch of the Monaco Top Cars Collection museum. Apart from this, the brand has also always supported the motorsport racing event with regular unveiling of new timepieces inspired by the race (read our review here).
For the 2021 edition of the Monaco Grand Prix, TAG Heuer announced the release of a brand new interpretation of the legendary Monaco timepieces – the Monaco Titan Special Edition. Offering a sporty and understated aesthetic, the new exclusive chronograph watch is limited to just 500 pieces worldwide.
The watch comes in a striking new titanium material that has rarely been used in this collection (last was when the 2004 Monaco V4 was released). The Grade 5 titanium is exceptionally light and tough, making it the perfect timepiece to be worn on and off the racetrack. Adding to the monochromatic tone of the watch is the silver-coloured dial that offers legibility with contrasting sub-dials indexes and hands. The black sub dials, the bright red accent of the central hand, and the red index marker at 12 o' clock offers a conducive look to the watch.
Powered by a modern version of the famous Calibre 11 automatic chronograph movement, the 2021 TAG Heuer Monaco Titan comes in a sporty anthracite alligator strap decorated with tyre hooves of racing tracks.
Name: TAG Heuer Monaco Titan Special Edition Chronograph 39 mm Calibre 11 Automatic
Movement: TAG Heuer Calibre 11 Automatic
Case: 39 mm diameter, Grade 2 titanium sand-blasted case, domed, bevelled sapphire crystal, sand-blasted sapphire crystal screw-down caseback
Water-resistant:100 metres (10 bar)
Dial: Silver sunray-brushed dial, 2 counters: 3 o’clock: black permanent second indicator and 9 o’clock: black minute chronograph counter, Black gold-plated applied indexes with white Super-LumiNova®, Rhodium-plated hour and minute hands with white Super-LumiNova®, Red central hand, Black Heuer printed logo, Angled date display at 6 o’clock, MONACO AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH printed
Strap: Black alligator leather strap, Grade 2 titanium folding clasp with double safety push buttons; HEUER logo
Limited edition: 500 pieces
Price & availability: INR 5.74 lakh (approx.), 21st May 2021
The TAG Heuer Monaco Titan Special Edition will be sold exclusively in TAG Heuer boutiques and on www.tagheuer.com.