TAG Heuer: Heuer Monza 40th Anniversary


TAG Heuer: Heuer Monza 40th Anniversary

Heuer Monza 40th Anniversary

1976-2016 : 40 years of history. A celebration marked by a beautiful reissue, the ultimate recreation of this iconic watch.
La Cote des Montres - March 16th, 2016

TAG Heuer CR2080.FC6375 CAL. 17 - 40 Years of Monza
In 1976, Jack Heuer, the great grandson of the brand’s founder, designed a chronograph to celebrate Niki Lauda’s first world championship title with Ferrari. The Swiss watch company was then Official Timekeeper for Scuderia (from 1971 to 1979), and it was the first time that Monza had appeared on the dial of a watch.

TAG Heuer CR2080.FC6375 CAL. 17 - 40 Years of Monza
At that time, the watch was markedly different, yet very stylish. Its coussin case was inspired by a 1925 model. An all black chronograph equipped with a pulsometer (to measure the heart rate) and a tachymeter scale (which converts time into speed), red hands and counters to reflect its racing heritage, the new design ushered in a brand new era in the history of this model.

TAG Heuer CR2080.FC6375 CAL. 17 - 40 Years of Monza

Beautiful watches never go out of fashion


Return to its roots: the 2016 reissue features the watch’s two key functions - the pulsometer and the tachymeter scale (not included on previous reissues) - and with the original font.

TAG Heuer CR2080.FC6375 CAL. 17 - 40 Years of Monza
Of course, the famous original coussin case is the centrepiece, and is all black, just like the historic model, with black and white lacquered hour and minute hands as on the original. The same applies to the indices in vintage orange SuperLuminova™. Likewise, the historic HEUER logo on the dial, which attests to the model’s place in the manufacture’s historic collection.

Course Monza
A link from past to present, the case is now made from grade 5 titanium (previously steel), making it lighter and more shock resistant. The material is coated with titanium carbide to give it a powerful, matt black appearance.

Course Monza
The diameter has also been increased (from 39 mm on the original models to 42 mm, for a more modern, masculine look). It is equipped with a “super racing” strap in full-grain black calfskin with top-stitching, which evokes the design of the three-spoke steering wheel on the racing cars of the time.

Heuer timekeeping Monza 1971
Inside, the 17 automatic calibre, a chronograph with its two chronograph counters at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock – perfectly spaced for a beautifully harmonious dial. The screw-on back is numbered and features the historic HEUER logo engraved with red lacquer finish.

Monaco GP - Niki Lauda - 1975 - © Jean-François Galeron
Niki Lauda
GP Angleterre - Niki Lauda 1975
GP Monaco - Niki Lauda 1975
The original Heuer Monza is highly sought after by collectors, and has been reissued only a handful of times. So close to the spirit of the original, this model, which celebrates its 40-year anniversary, will undoubtedly represent a milestone in the history of the manufacture’s heritage.
Ancêtre Heuer Monza 1925
Ancêtre Heuer Monza 1933 - Black
Ancêtre Heuer Monza 1933 - White
Heuer Monza 1976
Heuer Monza 1976 - Black PVD
Heuer Monza Red 1976
Heuer Monza acier 1977
Heuer Monza 1977 - Black PVD
Heuer Monza 1978 - Black PVD
Heuer Monza acier 19787
Heuer Monza 1978 - Black leather
Heuer Monza 1980 - Brown leather
Heuer Monza 1980 - Black
Heuer Monza 2000 - CR2113
Heuer Monza 2000 - WR2110
Heuer Monza 2000

TAG Heuer Heuer Monza 40th Anniversary

Technical details

Movement:TAG Heuer Calibre 17
Automatic Chronograph with dat
Functions: "15 beat" pulsometric scale (the chronograph is activated on the first beat and stopped on the 15th) and the tachymeter scale which converts time into speed
Case and bezel:In grade 5 titanium, brushed and polished, with black titanium carbide coating
Diameter:42 mm
Crystal :Domed sapphire crystal with anti-scratch and anti-reflective coating on both sides
Crown :In polished steel with engraved Heuer logo
Push-buttons :In polished steel
Case back : Screw-on
“MONZA HEUER” engraved on the back with the piece number
Dial: Black sunray
Two counters: Minute chronograph at 9 o'clock and running seconds at 3 o'clock
Date window at 6 o'clock
"Vintage" luminescent indices with orange SuperLuminova™
Aiguilles des heures et des minutes laquées noires et blanches
Black and white lacquered hour and minute hands
White counter hand at 9 o'clock and red counter hand at 3 o'clock
Red Chronograph second hand
Tachymeter scale and pulsometer printed on the flange
Vintage Heuer logo and printed "MONZA" and "Automatic – Calibre 17" inscriptions
Water-resistance :100 metres
Strap : Full-grain perforated calfskin with top-stitching with titanium clasp with black coating
Safety push-buttons and engraved Heuer logo