TAG Heuer is finally bringing back the Monza, which is one of the brand’s most famous but underrated watches. As you might guess, the name comes from a famous race track in Italy. The Monza, one of TAG Heuer’s most famous watches, is finally coming back.
This watch is a nod to the world of car racing, just like its bigger brother, the TAG Heuer Monaco. In fact, the first TAG Heuer Monza was made in 1976 to honour Niki Lauda’s first Formula 1 championship with Scuderia Ferrari.
Even though the Carrera will be 60 years old in 2023, a decision to start with the new Monza. The squared chronograph that Jack Heuer made in 1975 to celebrate Ferrari’s win at Monza has been completely redesigned to match the brand’s slogan, “Swiss Avant-Garde since 1860.”
The new watch is made with a carbon fibre composite and a strong mechanical design. The 42mm case is made of carbon fibre, and the Chrono buttons and crown are made of DLC-coated steel. The case back, on the other hand, is made of PVD-treated grade 5 titanium.
A breakthrough Monza chronograph is built on lightweight materials. Its mechanical package includes the Heuer 02 Flyback calibre, which can be seen partly through the dial and fully through the case back.
Pricing and Availability
TAG Heuer has put a lot of faith in the Carrera and Monaco over the past ten years, and, of course, it just recently came out with a new smartwatch called “Connected.” But the Monza is an important part of the brand’s history, and collectors will be glad TAG Heuer finally brought it back.
The number of copies that can be made is not set, but this revival won’t be cheap. The price of the new TAG Heuer Monza Flyback Chronometer is CHF 13,500, which is about $14,600 right now.