This automatic chronograph has the appealing square case design of a classic Monaco, with more power under the hood: a Tag Heuer MONACO Calibre 12 replica watch. Two square counters at 3 and 9 o'clock measure small seconds and chrono minutes.
The iconic square-shaped case first seen on Steve McQueen’s wrist in Le Mans is here revamped in F1-grade black titanium carbide, with white luminescent markers on the facetted minute and hour hands. The logo of TAG Heuer Monaco partner ACM adorns the smoked sapphire crystal caseback, while the all-black dial is highlighted by MONACO lettering above the TAG Heuer logo at 12 and a flash of orange on the tip of the chronograph second hand.
The black leather strap is perforated, like a race car steering wheel cover, and lined with orange. The case is polished and fine-brushed, as are the steel pushbutton. The first black MONACO since 1974, this is the sexiest replica watch on the circuit.
Ahead of Formula One‘s most historical racing event, the 71st running of Monaco Grand Prix, luxury replica watch maker TAG Heuer will be marking the occasion with the Monaco Calibre 12 Automatic Chronograph Automobile Club de Monaco Limited Edition replica watch. Powered by TAG Heuer’s Calibre 12 chronograph movement and housed within a titanium carbide coated case, the black dial timepiece includes an anti-scratch sapphire crystal upfront with a similar arrangement as the watch’s caseback so you can observe the Calibre 12 movement in action. Plated with rhodium and tipped with white luminescent, the hands and indexes present a striking contrast against the black backdrop. To truly “round-off” the racing design, the watch comes with a black perforated leather strap with orange “Sahara” lining, a nod to the classic driving gloves.
Balance frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz). Power reserve: about 40 hours.
Hours — minutes — small seconds at 3 o'clock. Date window. Chronograph minutes counter. Central chronograph seconds.
Oscillating mass: "Côtes de Genève" engraved "TAG Heuer — Calibre 12 — Swiss Made".