TAG Heuer Honors Its Racing Past While Looking to the Future With New Monaco Skeleton Models

The TAG Heuer Monaco skeleton collection offers the reimagined model in blue, red, and turquoise dial options.

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Since the TAG Heuer Monaco’s debut in 1969, the iconic Swiss watch quickly became a true classic for racing fanatics and passionate collectors alike. The timepiece, which is renowned for its versatile square case shape and technologically-advanced chronograph features, has graced the wrists of racing icons such as Joe Siffert and Steve McQueen, who sported a TAG Heuer Monaco in the popular 1971 film, Le Mans.

Now expanding the celebrated Monaco range in honor of the 80th Monaco Grand Prix, TAG Heuer is unveiling new, vivid Monaco chronograph timepieces. This collection features three brand-new timepieces that are characterized by their skeleton dial, the first of its kind within the Monaco range. By carrying this element over from the TAG Heuer Carrera to the TAG Heuer Monaco editions, the brand extends a throughline that connects its modern styles to past silhouettes.

The original Monaco prototype was instantly cemented as an industry favorite due to its innovative case silhouette, striking blue dial, and daring chronograph functions. Paired with the Calibre 11, it was a dependable staple for those who gravitated towards bold looks. Then building upon and elevating the original design, TAG Heuer introduced a new look for the Monaco Chronograph in the 1970s. This iteration featured a matte black case and dial of the legendary “Dark Lord.”

The timepiece quickly became a cultural symbol, consistently evolving as time progressed. In 1998, the TAG Heuer Monaco was reissued through the brand’s Vintage series, featuring more modern updates. The tried and true style was then reimagined once again in 2003 and upgraded with a precise Calibre 360 movement. Today, the watch is one of the brand’s most esteemed and recognizable models, and TAG Heuer continues to release it in exclusive, limited-edition variations. In celebration of the Monaco Grand Prix and over 50 years of the beloved timepiece, three more novel models have been revealed.

These three brand new models mark the first time a TAG Heuer collection has ever unveiled the mechanism of the watch. The modern-day skeleton comes in three dial options — Original Blue, Racing Red, and Turquoise — designed with cutting-edge aesthetic features to appeal to more adventurous watch collectors. Each new model honors TAG Heuer models of the past, nodding to classic styles through certain borrowed colors and racing motifs. The turquoise skeleton model calls to Monaco’s crisp blue coasts, providing a vibrant stand-out option.

Each of these three new Monaco skeleton watches is powered by the in-house Heuer 02 movement, which employs a conventional column wheel with an 80-hour power reserve — one of the largest for a chronograph in the entire industry. This feature is displayed through a sapphire case back. The new models also feature a sandblasted titanium Grade 2 39 mm case for durability and resistance no matter the occasion. Other aesthetic features include Super-LumiNova® treatment which illuminates the indexes and hands of the watch, a date window, and an innovative, embossed bi-material strap that combines rubber and leather for flexibility and comfort. These straps come in both blue and black options.

Take a closer look at the new TAG Heuer Monaco skeleton collection on tagheuer.com.

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