In 1975 Niki Lauda won his first F1 world championship title with Ferrari. To celebrate that victory, in 1976 Heuer (at the time official timekeeper of the Ferrari Team) launched a chronograph with the name Monza on the dial.
The Heuer Monza launched in 1976
The Heuer model of the 1920s which inspired the coussin case of the 1976 Monza
Like the original, the coussin case is all black. Instead, the hour and minute hands are black and white lacquered with indices treated with vintage orange Super-LumiNova.
The historic Heuer logo on the dial is used to remark the model's place in the manufacture's historic collection.
The case, whose diameter has been increased from 39 mm to 42 mm, is now made from grade 5 titanium coated with titanium carbide so combining extreme lightness with a powerful matt black appearance. It offers water resistance to 100 metres / 330 feet. Crown and push-buttons are made of polished steel. The screw-on back is numbered and features the historic logo engraved with red lacquer finish.
Inside, the self-winding Tag Heuer Calibre 17 with rapid date correction beats at 28,800 vph and delivers about 42 hours of power reserve.
Completed by a racing strap in full-grain black calfskin with top-stitching, the Heuer Monza 40th Anniversary (ref. CR2080.FC6375) is proposed by Tag Heuer at the price of Euro 4,700. tagheuer.com