Precision and performance in every second: these ideals play an equally important role in the world of Formula 1 and timekeeping. That is why there are many watches that have come from this link. Combining an unmistakable look with compelling features, often borrowed from the automotive world, they are among the most popular watches. One of them is the TAG Heuer Monaco, which marked several world premieres when it first hit the racetrack in 1969: it was powered by one of the first automatic chronograph movements of all time and debuted in a square case. waterproof. Its history is intertwined with that of Steve McQueen who made it famous in the movie Le Mans and did not take it off in private places, as legend has it.At this year's watches and wonders, TAG Heuer introduced a special edition made with its partner Gulf, aptly named the Monaco Gulf Special Edition.
Needless to say, the design is still based on the three iconic Gulf colours, but this time the color combinations are even more intense and radiant. The dark blue background is enhanced with a sunburst finish, the turquoise has a lighter and the orange one bolder. For the first time, these "Gulf accents" appear on the minute counter at 3 o'clock. Another first is the Gulf logo in white. In a nod to the racing number of the Porsche Gulf race cars, the 12 o'clock index is replaced by the number "60", polished and rhodium-plated like the bodywork of a racing car. the Monaco: This chronograph is powered by the in-house Heuer 02 movement, which features a sophisticated column wheel and vertical clutch. The automatic movement accumulates replica watches a power reserve of 80 hours. To complete the striking look of the watch, the strap is made of perforated blue calfskin with orange stitching. Although it has the typical perforation designed especially for Monaco Gulf editions, the holes now have different sizes, a reflection of the design that originally fitted Monaco models in the 1970s. The TAG Heuer Monaco Gulf Special Edition will be available from May of 2022 and will retail for $7,050.