By Charlotte Adams
Since I started delving into the world of watches, TAG Heuer have always been one of the greats to me. The pricing isn’t too expensive and starts off at realistic prices opening up the brand to a larger number of wearers. Not to mention their pieces are astounding quality and a brand full of character and represented by inspirational sportsmen/sportswomen and celebrities.
The Monaco collection reigns as TAG Heuer’s first automatic chronograph, the original was sold in 1969 and today the collection is a favourite alongside their Carrera collection. The collection received great publicity when American actor and racecar enthusiast Steve McQueen wore the infamous blue Monaco Calibre 12 Automatic Chronograph in the movie ‘Le Mans’ in 1971.
This year TAG have released a new edition to the collection- the Monaco Calibre 6 Automatic.
It features a shape new to the Monaco collection and is also powered by a new Automatic calibre from TAG, Calibre 6.
The watch appears rugged in fully black with a black titanium carbide coated case, black dial and sub-dial and perforated leather black strap. Touches of red on the dial and the lining of the strap add devilish masculinity and the white stands out against the deep black dial.
The dial and case are square and 37mm diameter so it would be chunky on the wrist but the Monaco models are made to be eye-catching and large and the design of this model is one you want to proudly show off. The watch is also water resistant to 50 metres which isn’t a lot considering the price, but it is more of a sports/racing watch so water resistance isn’t an issue. The sapphire crystal glass and scratch-resistant sapphire case back also gives it endurance and makes it more durable, ideal if you want to use it for sports.
The TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 6 Automatic 2014 is available from May to September of this year. It will retail for USD$ 3,900. For more info, please visit tagheuer.com
Charlotte Adams – Contributing Writer
Charlotte is an online contributor to The Watch Hut and The Watch Gallery. She is a bit geeky and her favourite watch brands are Vivienne Westwood, Roger Dubuis and Jaquet Droz.She has been writing about watches since last September but also enjoys writing about fashion and in her spare time likes to travel and draw. She gained a degree in English and Creative Writing a year ago that helped fuel her passion for writing.” Read her articles here.