Grand Prix de Monaco Historique: TAG Heuer limited edition timepiece
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COVID-19 may have cancelled the event, but nobody can stop time or its keepers.
TAG Heuer is the Official Sponsor and Timekeeper of the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique as well as the Official Watch of the Monaco Grand Prix. It is also the Official Watch Partner of the Monaco Top Cars Collection museum. The 12th edition, scheduled for 8 to 10 May 2020 on the Monaco circuit, was cancelled due to COVID-19.
The biannual Grand Prix de Monaco Historique weekend 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. 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.
A limited-edition timepiece
The chronograph features the signature red and white colours – a reference to sports cars from the world of racing. There is a small silver historic car logo of the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique at the 1 o’clock position; it pays homage to on the crimson to the historic race. This model is produced in a limited edition of 1,000 timepieces; each is engraved with its unique number and the words “One of 1000”.
This TAG Heuer Monaco wristwatch is presented on a luxurious perforated strap made of fine-grain black leather. The stainless-steel case back features a transparent sapphire glass with the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique logo on the inside. Thought it, one can observe the sophisticated Calibre Heuer 02 in-house mechanical movement. With a total of 168 individual components, the TAG Heuer Calibre Heuer 02 offers precision and an 80-hour power reserve.
The Grand Prix de Monaco Historique timepiece will be on display especially for racing enthusiasts at the ACM and available for pre-orders via www.tagheuer.com. It will also be available in select TAG Heuer boutiques before its launch on July 27th, 2020.
Movement: TAG Heuer Automatic Calibre Heuer 02 Manufacture movement Automatic chronograph Diameter: 31 mm Jewels: 33 Power reserve: 80 hours
Functions: Chronograph with minutes and hours, permanent second indicator Date, hours, minutes Central chronograph seconds hand
Case: Diameter: 39 mm Fine-brushed and polished case, fixed bezel Sapphire crystal with Grand Prix de Monaco Historique logo on the back Polished stainless-steel crown at 3 o’clock Push buttons at 2 and 4 o’clock Water-resistant to 100 metres (10 bar) Stainless-steel case back with limited-edition number engraving
Dial: Rhodium-plated red sunray brushed dial Rhodium-plated indexes and hour and minute hands with white Super-LumiNova® Red lacquered central hand Grand Prix de Monaco Historique logo at 1 o’clock on the dial