TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 6 Automatic 2014 Watch
TAG Heuer has always been one of the greats to me since I first got interested in watches. The pricing isn't too high and starts at a reasonable level, allowing the brand to appeal to a wider range of customers. Not to mention that their pieces are of incredible quality and that they are a brand with a lot of personality, as shown by the fact that they are portrayed by inspiring athletes and celebrities.
The Monaco collection is TAG Heuer's first automatic chronograph; the first was sold in 1969, and it is still a favorite alongside the Carrera collection today. When American actor and racecar enthusiast Steve McQueen wore the notorious blue Monaco Calibre 12 Automatic Chronograph in the 1971 film "Le Mans," the collection got a lot of attention.
TAG launched a new addition to the range in 2014, the Monaco Calibre 6 Automatic.
It has a new shape for the Monaco range and is fuelled by TAG's new Calibre 6, an automatic calibre.
With a black titanium carbide coated case, black dial and sub-dial, and perforated leather black strap, the watch appears rugged. Touches of red on the dial and the strap lining give a devilish masculinity, while the white contrasts with the deep black dial.
The dial and case are square and 37mm in diameter, making it chunky on the wrist, but Monaco watches are built to be eye-catching and large, and the style of this model is one you'll want to proudly wear.
The watch is also water resistant to 50 meters, which isn't much for the price, but since it's a sports/racing watch, it's not a big deal.
The scratch-resistant sapphire case back and sapphire crystal glass contribute to the watch's longevity and reliability, making it ideal for sports.