MONACO TITAN SPECIAL EDITION
IN POLE POSITION
For lovers of motor sports and collectors, this variation boasts the DNA of champions and keeps the spirit of one of the world’s most prestigious races alive.
The Formula 1 Grand Prix in Monaco is a must-not-miss even for all fans of motor racing. Each edition of the race offers this legendary event’s official timekeeper the opportunity to unveil a special model. For the 2021 vintage where Max Verstappen triumphed, TAG Heuer as such issued a 500-piece limited series of its Monaco Titan Special Edition. Although this watch boasts all the particular attributes of the brand’s iconic chronograph, it stands out however through the material used for its 39 mm-diameter case which is crafted in sturdy yet lightweight grade 5 titanium. And, with its silvered dial decorated with horizontal indexes and black counters, the scenography is virtually monochrome. It is nonetheless brightened by the central direct-drive and oversized index at 12 o’clock, both adorned in red. Like the original model from 1969, the crown features at 9 o’clock whilst the two elongated pushers reign at 2 and 4 o’clock.
Time measurement, the date set at 6 o’clock and the rotations of the hour and minute hands coated with luminescent material are powered by the up-to-the-minute version of the Caliber 11. This selfwinding movement delivers autonomy of 40 hours to the timepiece. The sapphire-crystal caseback invites to admire the oscillating weight.
To highlight its chic-and-sporty style even more so, this Monaco Titan Special Edition is worn on a black alligator strap attached by a folding clasp stamped with the Heuer logo.
Price: CHF7,700 www.tagheuer.com
By Dan Diaconu
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