To celebrate the 40th birthday of the Heuer Monza chronograph, TAG Heuer launches a good looking, modern interpretation of the historic model … Click on “read more” to get the story …
The 2016 Monza reissue features the watch’s two key functions – the pulsometer and the tachymeter scale (not included on previous reissues) – and with the original font. It is a “15 beat” pulsometric scale (the chronograph is activated on the first beat and stopped on the 15th) and the tachymeter scale which converts time into speed.
The original cushion case is all black (Diameter 42 mm), just like the historic model, with black and white lacquered hour and minute hands as on the original. The same applies to the indices in vintage orange SuperLumi-Nova. We find the historic HEUER logo on the dial, which attests to the model’s place in the manufacture’s historic collection.
A link from past to present, the case is now made from grade 5 titanium (previously steel), making it lighter and more shock resistant. The titanium is coated with titanium carbide to give it a powerful, matt black appearance.
The diameter has also been increased (from 39 mm on the original models to 42 mm, for a more modern, masculine look). It features a “super racing” strap in full-grain black calfskin with top-stitching, which evokes the design of the three-spoke steering wheel on the racing cars of the time.
The Heuer Monza Chronograph is powered by the TAG Heuer Calibre 17