Jack Heuer, Honorary Chairman of TAG Heuer and designer of the first Heuer Monza watch in 1976, is the CEO of TAG Heuer and President of LVMH Cologne Group Watches Jean- At the invitation of Mr. Jean-Claude Biver, he took the stage to accept this noble award.
The Heuer Monza chronograph recreates the classic-the ultimate replica of the classic watch, paying tribute to Heuer Monza’s long history of 40 years (1976-2016).
In 1976, the Swiss pioneering watch brand Tag Heuer became the official timekeeper of Ferrari (1971-1979). Jack Heuer, the great grandson of the founder of the Tag Heuer brand, designed a unique chronograph-Heuer Monza chronograph. To celebrate Niki Lauda’s first World Championship victory in a Ferrari. This is also the first time in history that Monza appeared on the watch dial.
At the time, the watch was regarded as a model of innovation and fashion. Its pillow-shaped case is inspired by the prototype of 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 stand out. The new and unique design has ushered in a new era for the development of this watch.
Beautiful watch, timeless classic
The newly reissued version in 2016 has two important functions of this series of watches-the pulsometer and the tachymeter scale (the previous reprint models do not have the above two functions), and the original font is used, which returns to the original design.
The famous original pillow-shaped case is the core component. The whole case is black, which reproduces the original classic, while adhering to the original black and white two-tone lacquered hour and minute hands. Retro orange SuperLuminova ™ luminous material hour markers 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 symbol of heritage and the future, the case of the 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 treated with titanium carbide coating to make it appear matte black, showing a strong aura.
The diameter of the watch has also been increased from 39 mm to 42 mm, showing a modern and masculine atmosphere. The watch is paired with a ‘Super Racing’ style full-grain black calfskin strap. The exposed stitching details reproduce the three-spoke steering wheel design used in classic racing cars of the year.
The Monza chronograph is equipped with the 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 screw-down case back is engraved with the number and the classic HEUER logo and finished in red lacquer to add different details.
The original Heuer Monza chronograph is sought after by watch collectors, and there are only a handful of engraved versions. The design of the new watch is very original, and it is also a gift for the 40th anniversary of the watch. There is no doubt that the Heuer Monza chronograph will become 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 chronograph dial: minute counter at 9 o’clock, seconds counter at 3 o’clock, date display window at ‘Retro’ orange SuperLuminova ™ hour markers at 6 o’clock, black and white lacquered hour and minute hands, 9 o’clock Clock position chronograph dial with white hands, 3 o’clock position chronograph dial with red hands, red chronograph seconds hand, tachymeter scale and pulsometer printed on the flange, retro Heuer logo, and ‘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