Tag Heuer is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Heuer Monza Calibre 17. The watch was first launched back in 1976 to mark Ferrari’s world championship with Niki Lauda and Clay Ragazzoni. A second model was released in 2000 taking its reference from an unpublished model dating back from the 1930’s, which didn’t have a name (as was the case back then). It didn’t really meet the features of the the original black PVD model of 1976 that was on sale ‘till 1980. Much to the delight of watch enthusiasts and to myself, this 3rd edition Monza Calibre 17 retains a lot of its heritage and features. This new Heuer Monza Calibre 17 comes in a 42mm titanium case, domed sapphire crystal, a dial that uses the same font and aged lume stripes in keeping with the vintage look and a single strap option – a new Calfskin rally-strap with vintage-style large holes. It is expected to be a limited edition of just 2000. Price: $5,200
TRD: I was very uncertain about the 2000 model but there is no hesitation about this new Monza.
Did you know: The Autodromo Nazionale di Monza is the oldest circuit on the current Formula 1, dating back to 1922. Its layout is pretty much the same apart from some chicanes which were introduced in 1972.