In 1976, Jack Heuer, the great-grandson of TAG Heuer’s founder, created a chronograph tailor-made for the then world champion driver Niki LAUDA of Ferrari. TAG Heuer was the official Scuderia chronograph from 1971 to 1979, and ‘MONZA’ also appeared on the dial for the first time.
At the time, this watch was full of distinctive racing flavors. For example, the pillow case was inspired by a watch released in 1925. The all-black chronograph is equipped with a pulse meter (measures the heartbeat frequency) and a tachymeter scale. (Converted time and speed), and the red chronograph dial and hands full of racing atmosphere, refreshing design, write a new chapter for the history of racing watches.
Niki Lauda won the world championship in the FERRARI 312T in 1975, and in 1976, Heuer published Heuer Monza in recognition of this heroic deed.
Now, everything is back to the beginning. The 2016 Remastered Edition reintroduces two of the most important watch functions, namely the pulsometer and tachymeter scale (which have not been included in previous editions), and uses the same font as the original. Of course, it also inherits the famous pillow-shaped case and full black tone of the early generation, and it also matches the original model with black and white lacquered hour and minute hands, faithfully restoring the classic. Retro SuperLuminova ™ orange luminous hour markers are also added. At the same time, the historic HEUER logo on the dial represents the brand’s classic series that continues to this day.
TAG Heuer Monza 40th Anniversary Calibre 17 model CR2080.FC6375, titanium carbide coating and grade 5 titanium case and bezel, 42 mm diameter, black sun dial, embossed with retro Heuer logo, embossed ‘MONZA’ and ‘ ‘Automatic-Calibre 17′, Calibre 17 automatic winding chronograph movement, with date display, pulsometer scale in units of ’15 pulse beats’ (starting at the first pulse beat, stop at the 15th pulse) And speed-changing speed scale, double-sided anti-reflective and abrasion-resistant sapphire crystal, polished stainless steel crown engraved with the Heuer logo, screw-in caseback engraved with ‘MONZA’ and vintage ‘HEUER’, and ‘No XXXX’ numbers, Water-resistant to 100 meters, the black perforated calfskin strap is inspired by a vintage steering wheel.
In tandem with the past, the case has been changed to a lighter, more impact-resistant grade 5 titanium metal (formerly stainless steel). Titanium carbide treatment creates a powerful black matte texture. The diameter of the table is particularly enlarged (39 mm, the smaller size in the past, is now 42 mm, which is more masculine and more modern). The watch is fitted with a black full-grain calf leather ‘super racing’ strap with stitching, which goes back to the three-hole steering wheel design of the car at the time.
TAG Heuer Monza 40th Anniversary Calibre 17’s screw-in caseback is engraved with ‘MONZA’ and vintage ‘HEUER’ and ‘No XXXX’ numbers.
The Calibre 17 self-winding chronograph movement is equipped inside. There are two chronograph dials at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock. At the same time, the distance between the two is deliberately brought to the dial, which brings pleasing and harmonious beauty. The screw-down caseback is engraved with the famous red lacquered HEUER classic logo and engraved with a separate number. The Heuer Monza watch of that year is now a collector’s treasure, and rarely has a replica. This 40th anniversary commemorative watch built on the spirit of the original will undoubtedly leave a deep mark on the heritage of the watch factory.