New TAG Heuer Monaco Split-Seconds Chronograph

Now that we’re about a month removed from the biggest trade show in the watch world, it’s time to take a second – and far closer – look at the new TAG Heuer Monaco Rattrapante released at Watches & Wonders 2024. While the Only Watch edition, auctioned today, high quality replica watches might have played spoiler to this release (or at least foreshadowed it), it took none of the surprise away from this newly revamped variation on the classic square chrono made famous by Steve McQueen. And here at Hodinkee, we love firsts, and the first split-seconds chronograph wristwatch TAG has ever made necessitated a video look at just how the brand did it.
A split-seconds complication is no easy feat, and so TAG reached outside of its normal channels to create this movement, turning to Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier. This partnership resulted in the creation of an entirely new caliber, the TH8100. The result, as we covered at launch, is an open-worked aesthetic that zeroes in on the mechanics. In this video, you’ll see the watch up close and in motion, from the re-designed case to the sapphire caseback giving the impression of a free-floating oscillating mass.
We had the opportunity to step inside the doors of the high quality replica watches TAG Heuer’s manufacture in La Chaux-de-Fonds to speak with Heritage Director Nicholas Biebuyck (you may remember him from Reference Points: The Heuer Carrera) about the development of this mechanical first for the brand. We touch on everything from the historical perspectives to the product roadmap and even the decision to take this watch decidedly upmarket. high quality replica watches
It is not often we get to see major blue chip brands innovating to this degree and doing things they never done in their history, so to have the chance to go inside the mothership and get a closer look at what we can only assume is a watch representative of the future of the storied Monaco was a real treat. And now, enough with the preamble – enjoy the video above on the 2024 TAG Heuer Monaco Split-Seconds Chronograph.