Watches Eternal Monza: Extreme look, extreme precision, now in a carbon version

LVMH Watch Week 2023

5 min

Hervé Gallet Journalist

The renowned chronograph introduced in 1976 makes a comeback with a more modern style than ever before. Produced in carbon, it combines technical expertise, dynamism and a colourful design, standing out on the wrist and the track alike.

TAG Heuer Monza (CR5090.FN6001)

Introduced after the Carrera and the Monaco, the Monza chronograph epitomises the bonds that link TAG Heuer to motorsports. It was in fact launched in 1976 to celebrate Niki Lauda’s victory in the Formula 1 world championship of the previous year. The watch took the name “Monza” as a tribute to the Italian circuit on which the Ferrari driver, flying the Heuer colours as technical partner of the Scuderia, claimed the world title. The watch made a big impression at the time thanks to the shape of its case and the use of the Black colour.

Over the following decades, the Monza remained popular, with the regular release of different versions. Today, this icon is making a comeback in spectacular style. The 42-mm carbon case ensures lightweight robustness and a high-tech attitude. The automatic movement of the calibre Heuer 02 certified chronometer lies within, combining the highest precision performance and the sporty character of a flyback chronograph. This function means the chronograph can be instantly reset, without stopping, thanks to the black DLC-treated steel push buttons.

Born from the thrill of racing cars coursing at full speed, the new Monza incorporates two devices linked to motorsports: a tachymeter scale that gives the average speed and a pulsometer that indicates heart rate, since spectators’ hearts can race just as fast as the drivers’.

On the skeleton dial of the Monza, red, the colour of racing, echoes the blue of the indexes, the central second hand and the two additional translucent sapphire counters, one linked to the chronograph function, at 3 o’clock, and the small permanent second at 6 o’clock. Water-resistant up to 100 m, the Monza features a black fabric strap with blue stitching, in perfect harmony with the design of the watch.

  • TAG Heuer Monza (CR5090.FN6001)

Hervé Gallet Journalist