Automobile Club de Monaco appoints TAG Heuer as official sponsor and timekeeper of legendary Grand Prix de Monaco Historique. The appointment complements its current designation as the Official Watch of the Monaco Grand Prix and the Official Watch Partner of the Monaco Top Cars Collection museum. TAG Heuer presents a special-edition timepiece in the occasion of this announcement.
The Grand Prix de Monaco Historique weekend that takes place every two years, is one of the highlights of the classic-car racing calendar. More than 200 grand prix cars representing 50 different car makers enter each event. Selected for their historical value and degree of originality, they compete in seven series spanning the periods from the 1930s to the 1970s. Drivers from more than 21 countries took part in the 2018 edition.
The new chronograph was designed especially for the occasion and features the signature red-and-white colour code that is reminiscent of striking sports cars from the world of motor racing. At the 1 o’clock position on the crimson brushed dial is a small silver historic car logo of the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique.
This new Monaco Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Limited Edition is worn on a luxurious perforated strap made of fine-grain black leather. The stainless-steel case back of this square model has a transparent sapphire glass with the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique logo printed on the inside through which the Calibre Heuer 02 in-house mechanical movement is visible. With a total of 168 individual components, including a column wheel and a vertical clutch, the precise TAG Heuer Calibre Heuer 02 offers an extensive 80-hour power reserve.
The Monaco Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Limited Edition is packaged in a red watch box that is decorated with a chequered racing flag – a nod to the historic Heuer watch box. It will be available for pre-orders via www.tagheuer.com and in select TAG Heuer boutiques before its launch on July 27th, 2020. This model is produced in a limited edition of 1,000 watches, each of which is engraved with its unique number and the words “One of 1000”. Price: 6,500 euros.
|MODEL:||Monaco Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Limited Edition|
|CASE MATERIAL:||Fine-brushed and polished stainless-steel|
|DIMENSIONS:||Diameter: 39.0 mm |
Height: 15.0 mm
|WATER RESISTANCE:||10 Bar (~ 100 m)|
|DIAL:||Rhodium-plated red sunray brushed dial|
|STRAP/BRACELET:||Black calfskin leather strap, folding clasp in polished stainless steel|
|MOVEMENT:||Calibre Heuer 02|
|POWER RESERVE:||80 hours|
|FREQUENCY:||28,800 Vph / 4 Hz|
|FUNCTIONS:||Chronograph with minutes and hours, permanent second indicator, date, hours, minutes, central chronograph seconds hand|
|PRICE:||EUR 6,500 – Limited Edition of 1,000 pieces|