This year we have the honor to celebrate the 50th anniversary of cheap replica TAG Heuer Monaco. In the last year of the 1960s, the brand released their iconic watch, one of the first automatic timers, which became a legend when it was worn on Steve McQueen’s wrist in the classic movie “Le Mans. To celebrate this particular watch, they have launched five limited editions of TAG Heuer watches in 2020, each representing a decade of Monaco’s history. The fifth and final watch was released last week, so we wanted to see the full picture, and now the last piece of the puzzle has been put in place.
The first cab off the rank was the Monaco 1969-1979, with a deep green dial and, unusually, Côtes de Genève finishing on the dial, a technique that is most commonly used to decorate movements. It oozes with the cool of the ’70s with a brown leather rally strap, and the red and yellow dial highlights.
Emblazoned with the color most strongly connected with the passion and full-blooded energy of motorsports, the red-dialed Monaco 1979-1989 is a tribute to Le Mans. The rich ruby tone of the dial is well contrasted with the grey rhodium-plated pair of dials, and the black belt provides a piece of shiny rouge through the pull hole.
Fast approaching the turn of the millennium, the Monaco 1989-1999 offers a more monochromatic approach, with a silvery grey dial made from sand-blasted rhodium. Dial text, hands, dial are red and blue tone, with navy leather watchband, red splicing, elegant style.
For the final member, we introduce the youngest and coolest, leather-jacked sibling – Monaco 1999-2009. The black charcoal dial, dark gray index dial, offers a laid-back style of smoke that feels the most modern of the five.
You may get a better understanding of this model from other channels, so let’s talk more about this very popular replica watch today. The luxury replica TAG Heuer’s flagship Carrera line, which remains the company’s top-selling collection comes with the Heuer 02 chronograph movement. A lot of readers will remember this automatic column-wheel chronograph with vertical clutch from the Heritage Autavia Caliber Heuer 02, the watch that resulted from the Autavia Cup competition. In the lead up to Baselworld, the TAG Heuer is announcing a total of 12 – count ’em – new Carreras, most featuring 43mm cases. Besides, there is also a 45mm execution with GMT available.
This is the first time we’ve seen the replica Heuer 02 – a rather amazing automatic column-wheel chronograph movement – powering a Carrera, the flagship watch line from TAG Heuer. That’s if you exclude the fake TAG Heuer Carrera 02T, a tourbillon-equipped version of the chronograph that rocked Baselworld 2016 with its sub CHF 15,000 sticker price. The Heuer 02 caliber is a movement that had a long road to production from the beginning. It first saw life as the Caliber 1969, but was soon rechristened the CH80. This was right around the time that Jean-Claude Biver became CEO of TAG Heuer and paused the project. It debuted in the aforementioned 2018 Autavia Cup winner the replica TAG Heuer Heritage Autavia Caliber Heuer 02 when it was finally deemed the right time for Heuer 02 to enter production, which was the replica TAG Heuer’s highest profile mechanical watch launch of last year. It’s a nice looking, if somewhat large, sports watch with wonderful vintage styling.
I spent a week with it a few months ago, and I must say I really I like time with it.
Well, I trust there must be a huge market for this watch and I doubt it’s to be found from us. This is a 43mm or 45mm open-dialed chronograph whose thoroughly modern styling bears more than a glancing likeness to the Hublot Big Bang, with its futuristic, modular construction. Interesting to note that while the fake TAG Heuer Modular Connected can be disassembled by hand and reconfigured by the owner to have different lugs, say, or a mechanical watch head, this replica tag heuer for mens is modular in the sense that TAG Heuer can easily create variations in the product line by substituting different materials for lugs, case, etc. The wearer cannot play with it in the same way.
The replica TAG Heuer stated the new Carrera Heuer 02 collection just ahead of this year’s edition of Baselworld, which currently consists of 13 different models in a range of materials and colors. Now, let’s take a deeper look at it.
The new Carrera Heuer 02 symbolizing the 55th anniversary of the iconic Carrera chronograph, first released in 1963 by Heuer. But rather than launching a vintage-inspired model as so many watchmakers tend to do to commemorate milestones, TAG Heuer replica has instead stuck to a modern chronograph design and outfitted it with a new in-house movement.
As for the designs, Jean-Claude Biver, CEO of TAG Heuer, said: “When it came to designing the new TAG Heuer Carrera, we were faced with an option between a vintage-inspired piece and a modern reworking. We decided for the latter. At TAG Heuer, all of our energy goes into designing the fake watches of the future. We created by anticipating the desires of tomorrow’s consumers.”
Excluding one GMT model with a 45mm case, the new generation Carrera Heuer 02 comes equipped with a 43mm case. Material choices for the case include steel, PVD-coated steel, carbon, ceramic, and gold. What’s more, there’s also a range of straps and bracelets provided in steel, rubber, leather or ceramic. The modern Carrera keeps its signature bezel with the tachymeter scale.
Owing to its modular construction, various parts of the case, such as the middle section, caseback, lugs, and bezel, can be easily swapped and combined into new configurations—explaining the abundance of variations with one release. Some highlights include a steel and black ceramic version, a rose gold and black ceramic version, and a full black ceramic version.
Followers of the Carrera chronograph evolution will find immediately that the subdials on the skeletonized dials have returned to the classic 3/6/9 configuration rather than the 6/9/12 layout we’ve got accustomed to on the Carrera over the last few decades. This is a result of the new in-house Caliber Heuer 02 under the hood.
The Caliber Heuer 02 now finds a new location in the new 2018 Carrera chronographs after making its debut in the Heuer Heritage Autavia released last year,
What’s your idea of the new replica TAG Heuer for men Carrera Heuer 02 collection? Do you appreciate the modern style or do you prefer more vintage-inspired designs? We may talk further next time.