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TAG Heuer Releases Limited Edition Watch for Grand Prix Historique de Monaco Race

2020-05-11By Olivia Michel

Luxury Swiss watch brand TAG Heuer has been announced as the official timekeeper and sponsor for the Grand Prix Historique de Monaco, releasing a limited edition watch to celebrate its partnership with the Automobile Club de Monaco (ACM).

The Grand Prix Historique de Monaco is a biennial series of races for classic cars, showcasing vintage models from the 1930s to the 1970s as they race around Monaco’s scenic track.

The stunning model sports red and white racing colours.

TAG Heuer is already the official watch for the annual Formula One Monaco Grand Prix, but the designer’s latest appointment further cements its longstanding relationship with the Principality’s iconic racing events.

Both races are considered one of the biggest events of the superyacht calendar, drawing yachts from around the world hoping to secure a coveted trackside berth.

As the coronavirus pandemic forced the 2020 event to be cancelled, TAG Heuer has instead marked what would have been the event’s date (May 8-10) by producing a limited edition timepiece sure to delight racing enthusiasts missing out on the auto action.

The new model celebrates TAG Heuer's appointment as timekeeper for the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique.

TAG Heuer is typically known for its futuristic smartwatches but this timepiece is a classic chronograph designed to be one of the best automotive racing watches.

The stunning model sports the red and white colouring reminiscent of racing cars as well as the logo of the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique. For a chance to own one of just 1,000 models made, make sure to sign up via the pre-order link below, before the watch is released on July 27.

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In the meantime, if you can’t wait to buy your new racing watch you can take a look at the other collectible items from TAG Heuer’s Monaco Collection below.

TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 12 Limited Edition, £4,895

Only 1,000 pieces of this limited edition model have been made, making it a seriously covetable piece. The stainless steel watch features a vertically brushed ruthenium dial in grey and a classic black alligator leather strap.

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TAG Heuer Monaco Gulf Calibre 11, £5,195

The Gulf brand’s iconic blue and orange racing livery adorns this special edition. The design is all signature Monaco, right down to the vintage TAG Heuer logo above 12 o’clock.

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TAG Heuer Monaco Automatic Chronograph, $4,150

Three sub-dials displaying 60 second, 30 minute and 12 hour clock faces make this watch the perfect timepiece for racing enthusiasts, plus the rich blue face and leather strap make it an eye-catching piece.

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TAG Heuer Ladies Brown Quartz Watch, $1,895

This sporty yet elegant watch is the perfect accessory for ladies watching the Monaco Grand Prix races. The feminine quartz-powered dial is embellished with rose gold detailing and finished with a chocolate-coloured alligator leather strap.

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TAG Heuer Monaco Black Quartz Watch, £1,795

Embodying vintage elegance, this 37mm quartz model features a sleek and simple watch face, complemented with a matching black leather strap.

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TAG Heuer Monaco Vintage Calibre 11, $4,295

For added prestige, make sure you wear the original Monaco model for the next Grand Prix. This automatic chronograph Monaco Calibre 11 is the very first square and waterproof chronograph in the world, and was the chosen timepiece donned by the "King of cool" Steve Mcqueen in the classic race film Le Mans.

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TAG Heuer Monaco Ladies Mother of Pearl Quartz Watch, $1,995

The most glamorous model of the Monaco series, this ladies' watch features an elegant white alligator wrist strap, while the clock face is bedecked with 12 white diamonds and a mother-of-pearl dial.

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