With its dark yet light body, this new watch with a name synonymous with ardor and an ultra-modern look fascinates with the striking combination of strong colors on its dial.

The Heuer Monza watch was created in 1976, one year after Austrian racing driver Niki Lauda (1949-2019) became world champion. Named after the city of Lombardy that hosts the Formula 1 Grand Prix, the model seduces with its charisma based on its dark silhouette and its spirit that concentrates all the ardor felt on a circuit. TAG Heuer has reinterpreted this legendary timepiece, combining technical materials, strong colors and mechanical precision to design the new Monza Flyback Chronometer, unveiled at LVMH Watch Week in Singapore last January.

Water-resistant to a depth of 100 meters and equipped with a blackened titanium caseback, the 42mm-diameter case is machined from carbon, making it light and resistant while presenting a surface discreetly ribbed with clear filaments. It houses the Heuer Calibre 02 with flyback function, a 4hz automatic movement manufactured by TAG Heuer and chronometer certified by the COSC that provides 80 hours of energy reserve when fully wound.

A few touches of color electrify the dark, open-worked dial circled with a tachymeter and pulsometer scale: blue lacquer for the hour markers, the central chronograph second hand and the counter disks (small seconds at 6 o’clock and minute totalizer at 3 o’clock), red varnish for the hands, the date frame at 9 o’clock and the “flyback” label, and white for the luminescent baton-type hour and minute hands. The Monza Flyback Chronometer can be worn with a black fabric strap bordered with blue stitching and a carbon folding clasp.