TAG Heuer’s Special Edition Wristwatch for the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix

A new DLC-coated titanium racing chronograph inspired by the legendary "Dark Lord" Monaco of the '70s

Named after Formula 1‘s legendary Monaco Grand Prix and the principality where its hosted, TAG Heuer‘s Monaco automatic wristwatch set a new standard for racing chronographs when it was introduced in 1969. From its radical circle-in-square structure (defiant of chronograph design at the time) to its future-forward technical inclusions, the Monaco attracted watch aficionados and racing enthusiasts alike, and went on to amass world recognition. In the …

Impeccable Design Defines Audemars Piguet’s [Re]master01 Selfwinding Chronograph

Limited to 500 pieces, a contemporary adaptation of a rare watch from 1943

Audemars Piguet produced only 307 chronographs between the 1930s and 1950s. Two years ago, the luxury Swiss watch manufacturer reacquired one of those rare wristwatches at a Phillips auction—for CHF 340,000. This unique piece (crafted in 1943) informs the brand new, limited edition [Re]master01 Selfwinding Chronograph—a “remastering” of the historic design, not a reissue. Aesthetically, the timepiece adheres to its inspiration source with great success; …

Interview: Honoring TAG Heuer’s Monaco with Heritage Director Catherine Eberle-Devaux

Five limited edition commemorative versions are debuting around the world

Few wristwatches come close to the global recognition of the Monaco, which was created by TAG Heuer in 1969 to commemorate one of history’s quintessential Grand Prix races—held in its namesake location. Some 50 years later, the famed watch still makes a splash, not just in the world of horology, but also in the racing world that inspired it. With a distinct blue face, square …