News: TAG Heuer releases Chronograph Monaco Night Driver
Most of TAG Heuer’s lightbulb moments are executed via their Monaco model. Which is just as well as this cult favourite was as cutting-edge as watches got when it was released in 1969.
The latest iteration is the watch equivalent of a straight-laced office worker who sheds their grey suit at clocking-off time and slips into their neon disco pants for a night on the town.
At first sight, the anthracite, grey, grained dial looks about as interesting as a pavement slab. Once the light switch is flicked, however, it’s a different watch thanks to the luminescent outer dial and two subdials that glow a vivid electric blue.
The case, in black DLC grade 5 titanium, adds to the nocturnal vibe, as does the black skeletonised winding rotor on show via the exhibition caseback.
The movement is the automatic TAG Heuer in-house chronograph caliber Heuer 02 which holds a power reserve of 80 hours—a so-called weekend-buster, and then some!
Case | Black DLC-coated titanium
Dimensions | 39mm
Dial | Grey anthracite
Crystal | Sapphire
Water-resistance | 100 metres
Movement | Self-winding Heuer 02
Power reserve | 80 hours
Frequency | 28,800 VpH
Strap | Black perforated calfskin leather
Functions | Hours, minutes, sub-seconds, and date. Chronograph with minutes and hours, and central chronograph seconds hand.
RRP | CH9300