I love me a good vintage re-issue watch, especially when things are done right. A favorite from (very) recent memory is the new Exact Heuer Monza Replica. This retro looking throw-back was created in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the original edition of the same name.
The Heuer Monza Chronograph
The Cheap Tag Heuer Monza Chronograph Replica was born from the rich thoughts of Jack Heuer, the great-grandson of the founder of the brand, and was launched in 1976.
Because of its bold sporty appearance, this watch made a deep impression at the time. The Heuer Monza chronograph adopts an all-black cousin-shaped case, inspired by the early Heuer watches in 1925, with contrasting red markings and chronograph dials, which can be recognized at a glance on the wrist.
Its Tag Heuer Replica Watch 39 mm steel case is equipped with a chronograph movement, and is equipped with a pulse meter and tachymeter scale to ensure that its racing pedigree is impeccable. This is also the first time the word MONZA appears on the dial of a watch.
The original watch is still as fashionable as it was then, which is why TAG Heuer has been loyal to its design. Of course there are some notable upgrades. First, the Tag Heuer Replica iconic cousin-shaped case has been strengthened to 42 mm, and it is now made of grade 5 titanium instead of steel. Similarly, a large amount of titanium carbide coating gives it an unremarkable matte black appearance.
It is worth mentioning that the new Heuer Monza Chronograph is also equipped with a pulse meter and tachymeter scale, which are important elements of the previous reissue. The dial also looks very much like the iconic model from 1976, even with the same font. The color scheme is the same as above, almost unchanged, using the original TAG Heuer logo.
The Heuer Monza 1:1 replica watch is equipped with a 17 self-winding movement, a chronograph with two counters at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock, and a date function. The screw-in back cover is numbered and bears the historic HEUER logo engraved with a red lacquer finish.
What completes the appearance is the full-grain black calfskin “Super Racing” strap. According to TAG Heuer Replica Watches China, it is reminiscent of the three-spoke steering wheel design on racing cars at that time. Anyway, it looks pretty cool.