Formula 1 fans have likely had this weekend circled on their calendars since the season schedule was released. The cheap fake TAG Heuer Monaco GP is a spectacle of obscene wealth, fashion, and of course, racing. What the race lacks in drama (can we get a passing lane?) it makes up for in display of the drivers’ skill in precision maneuvering around a tight track laid through Monaco’s prestigious Monte Carlo and Condamine districts. Saturday’s qualifying is where the real drama happens. To celebrate the race, TAG Heuer has revealed a new limited edition Monaco in a chic silver colorway.
The name of this Monaco is the Titan Limited Edition, and it features a titanium case measuring 39mm in diameter. Titanium is rarely seen in the Monaco collection, and works well in this configuration as a base for the silver sunburst dial. The texture of the case is uniform sand-blasted matte texture, including the pushers along the 3 o’clock side of the case and the crown at 9 o’clock.
Solid black registers create a panda effect with the dial, and the monochrome theme is only broken by a deep red timing seconds hand and the central section of the 12 o’clock hour marker at the top of the dial. This is one of the most handsome executions of the 39 mm copy TAG Heuer Monaco in recent memory and the use of titanium for the case should make this square case much easier to wear than the steel variety.
Inside, TAG Heuer is using the automatic Caliber 11, which is a base Sellita SW300 with Dubois-Depraz module these days. The watch has an open caseback offering a view of the movement, should you desire. There is no special oscillating weight here, so temper your expectations.
The high quality copy TAG Heuer is the sponsor of the Red Bull Racing Honda F1 team, with two of the top drivers on the grid in Max Verstappen and Sergio Pérez, either of whom might be sporting this very watch during press events (and likely podium) over the weekend so keep a sharp eye out. Hopefully the team can keep pressure on a pair of mighty Mercs to keep the season interesting, regardless it should make for some good watch spotting alongside the new IWC which we’ll likely see Lewis or Valtteri sporting, and the latest Richard Mille for McLaren that might pop up on the wrist of Lando or Ricciardo (or even a Bremont on George Russell?).
Just 500 examples of the Titan Monaco will be produced, priced at $7,900. The cheap fake TAG Heuer watch will be available from this month.