As the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, which is highly anticipated by car enthusiasts, has finally managed to take place despite the epidemic, TAG HEUER, the official timekeeper of this year’s edition, has prepared a specially designed Monaco in an eye-catching shade that has recently caught the eye of car and watch enthusiasts alike.
The Tag Heuer TAG HEUER Monaco Green Face Special Edition in honour of the Monaco Grand Prix 2021
Since its inaugural edition in 1998, the Grand Prix de Monaco has attracted over 200 vintage cars from 50 marques to qualify for the event, which had to have competed in seven categories between the 1930s and 1970s. This is why the Monaco Grand Prix is held in odd-numbered years.
The green dial of the Image watch is inspired by one of the famous sections of the Monaco Grand Prix, with a gradient of green sunbursts and a contrasting black sub-dial.
The Monaco Green Automatic, created by Tag Heuer to celebrate the start of the Monaco Grand Prix, is based on the brand’s classic collection of racing watches with a squared-off look that continues to be active in the brand’s collection to this day.
With its stainless steel case and black alligator strap,replica watches the new Monaco Green Automatic is a nostalgic step back in time when it comes to driving vintage cars.
The Image hour markers and hands are coated with luminous material to enhance the watch’s night vision.
The choice of the green dial was inspired by the famous stretch of track in front of the Monaco Grand Prix harbour-side chicane, and Tag Heuer took the bold step of decorating the dial in a colour never seen before in the collection.
The green face of the watch has a gradation from black at the edges to green in the centre, with two black counters at the centre of the dial, the indexes covered with white Super-LumiNova® luminous paint, including the hands, and the green sunray dial complementing the black subdials.
The Image model features the Heuer 02 movement, which has been fine-tuned to match the colour of the dial, for example the parts of the column wheel are specially plated in green to highlight the collector’s interest
The back of the watch reveals the Heuer 02 movement under the transparent caseback, a movement that has become very visible in the brand’s collection in recent years, including in the Autavia chronograph and Carrera collections, which are not yet separate collections.replica Tag Heuer has gone the extra mile with the details of the movement for the Monaco Green Automatic, including the lettering on the edge of the skeletonised rotor and the parts of the column wheel painted or plated in green to give the back and front of the watch a mirror image. In addition to its appearance, the movement itself is fully in tune with the demands of the modern market, with a 4Hz frequency and a power reserve of 80 hours, all of which are complemented by a more advanced and practical level of craftsmanship on the inside, underneath the vintage look of the watch.