Tag Heuer Monaco Titan Special Edition

by Chamath Gamage
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The latest release from Tag Heuer is sure to please not only watch lovers but racing fans as well. A classic model re-introduced in an unexpected and striking material, this latest model was inspired by the world of racing and motorsports. The Tag Heuer Monaco Titan Special Edition expresses the elegance of the brand’s Monaco collection. 

Tag Heuer’s iconic Monaco was born in 1969. The name Monaco comes from the most glamorous of the Formula One Grand Prix races. The original Heuer Monaco model is instantly recognisable due to its iconic and bold square case shape design. This was not the only radical part of the design, the original Monaco also featured a blue metallic dial, red and light blue hands, and lastly the positioning of the crown on the left-hand side of the case. 

Reference : CAW218B.FC6496

Design:

This new Monaco Titan Special Edition sees Tag Heuer use a material that has rarely been used in the Monaco collection before. The case for the Monaco Titan Special Edition is made from Grade 2 titanium, which is well known for being extremely light and tough. The titanium case has a matte finish, which has been achieved through sandblasting. 

Reference : CAW218B.FC6496

To match and complement the case nicely, Tag Heuer has given this latest Monaco a silver-coloured sunray-brushed dial. Light coloured dials are also not very common on Monaco models, however its use on this model is beneficial as it provides great dial readability and direct contrast to the subdials at the 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock positions. A nice touch of colour is added to the dial with the chronograph hand and the 12 o’clock hour marker done in red. The hour markers are black gold-plated, with the hour and minute hands are rhodium-plated. The hour indexes and the hands are both filled with white Super-LumiNova to aid with nighttime visibility. A simple angled date window is positioned at 6 o’clock to complete the look. 

Reference : CAW218B.FC6496

Movement:

The Tag Heuer Monaco Titan Special Edition comes equipped with a modernised version of the brand’s famous Calibre 11 automatic chronograph movement. The first Calibre 11 made its debut in the original Monaco timepiece in 1969. This latest version of the Calibre 11 movement utilises the latest technology and expertise that the Tag Heuer manufacture has to offer. The Calibre 11 movement comes with a frequency of 28, 800 VpH (4 Hz) and a power reserve of 40 hours. 

Reference : CAW218B.FC6496

Limited to just 500 pieces worldwide, the Tag Heuer Monaco Titan Special Edition is a true reflection of the avant-garde watchmaking art by Tag Heuer. The timepiece is sold exclusively in Tag Heuer boutiques and on the official website www.tagheuer.com

Australian Retail Pricing: $11,400.00

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