1976-2016: 40 years of glory, the second edition of the watch together celebrated the grand ceremony, the classic watch peaked.
In 1976, as the official timekeeper for the Scuderia team (1971-1979), Jack Heuer, the great-grandson of the founder of the TAG Heuer brand, designed a chronograph to celebrate Nigeria. Niki Lauda won the world championship for the first time in a Ferrari. This is the first time that the name MONZA has appeared on the watch dial.
The watch was very different at the time and very fashionable. Its Coussin case is inspired by the 1925 model. The all-black chronograph with pulsometer (heart rate) and tachymeter scale (converts time to speed), red hands and chronograph dial make the racing tradition outstanding, new and unique. Design also usher in a brand new era for the development of this watch.
Beautiful watch, timeless fashion
Going back to the roots: The newly re-released version in 2016 has two important functions of the watch series-the pulsometer and the tachymeter scale (both previous reprints did not have the above two functions), and use the original font.
The famous original Coussin case is the core component. The whole body is dark and looks like a historic classic. The black and white two-tone lacquered hour and minute hands are the same as the original watch. The retro orange SuperLuminova ™ luminous material hour indexes follow the original design. . The traditional Heuer logo is printed on the dial, which proves the watch’s place in the brand’s historical treasures.
As a link between the front and the back, the case of Heuer Monza chronograph is made of grade 5 titanium (previously made of stainless steel), which makes the watch lighter and more shock-resistant. The watch material is matt black treated with titanium carbide coating, showing its powerful aura.
The diameter of the watch has also been increased from 39 mm to 42 mm in the original model, making it more modern and masculine. The watch was paired with a ‘Super Racing’ style full-grain black calfskin strap, with exposed stitching details reminiscent of the three-spoke steering wheel design used at the time for racing.
The Monza chronograph is equipped with a Calibre 17 automatic winding movement, and the dual chronograph dials are located at 3 and 9 o’clock, respectively. The precisely spaced design achieves a unique and harmonious aesthetic. The threaded screw-down case back is numbered and engraved with the traditional HEUER logo in red lacquer.
The original Heuer Monza chronograph is highly sought after by collectors and rarely reprinted. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of this watch, the design of the new watch is very original. There is no doubt that the Heuer Monza chronograph will be another milestone in the history of TAG Heuer’s classic heritage.
TAG Heuer Calibre 17 – Automatic chronograph movement (with date)
Function The ’15-beat’ pulsometer (1st timer activated, 15th stopped timer) also has a speedometer scale that converts time to speed.
Case diameter 42 mm.
Grade 5 titanium case and bezel, matte and polished with black titanium carbide coating
Arched sapphire crystal with anti-scratch and anti-glare coating on both sides
Polished steel crown with Heuer logo engraved
Polished stainless steel button
Threaded back cover
Watch back engraved with ‘MONZA HEUER’ and number
Dial Black Sunprint
Dual counters: minutes counter at 9 o’clock, seconds counter at 3 o’clock
Date display window at 6 o’clock
‘Retro’ Orange SuperLuminova ™ Luminous Material Timescale
Black and white two-tone lacquered hour and minute hands
9 o’clock position counter with white hands, 3 o’clock position counter with red hands
Red chronograph second hand
Tachymeter scale and pulse meter printed on flange
Vintage Heuer logo with ‘MONZA’ and ‘Automatic – Calibre 17’
Water resistance: 100 meters
Strap Full grain perforated black calfskin strap, exposed stitching, black coated titanium buckle
Security button and Heuer engraved logo