TAG HEUER MONZA CHRONOGRAPH 2016

yolanda March 29, 2016 0
TAG HEUER MONZA CHRONOGRAPH 2016

1976-2016: TAG Heuer celebrates 40 years of history with the launch of a beautiful reissue of the iconic Monza Chronograph.

In 1976, Jack Heuer designed a chronograph to celebrate Niki Lauda’s first world championship title with Ferrari. The Swiss watch company was then official timekeeper for Scuderia (from 1971 to 1979), and it was the first time that Monza had appeared on the dial of a watch.

At that time, the watch was markedly different. Its coussin case was inspired by a 1925 model. An all black chronograph equipped with a pulsometer (to measure the heart rate) and a tachymeter scale (which converts time into speed), red hands and counters to reflect its racing heritage, the new design ushered in a brand new era in the history of this model.

TAG HEUER MONZA CHRONOGRAPH 2016

The 2016 reissue features the watch’s two key functions – the pulsometer and the tachymeter scale (not included on previous reissues) – and the original font.

The famous original coussin case is the centrepiece, and is all black, just like the historic model, with black and white lacquered hour and minute hands as on the original. The same applies to the indices in vintage orange SuperLuminova. Likewise, the historic HEUER logo on the dial, which attests to the model’s place in the manufacture’s historic collection.

VIDEO: TAG HEUER MONZA CHRONOGRAPH 2016

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(Above) Niki Lauda, Grand Prix Monaco, 1975. Austrian driver Lauda won the race, giving the new Ferrari 312T its first win.

Photos: Courtesy of TAG Heuer

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