Earlier than business sponsorships turned frequent in motorsports within the Sixties, race vehicles had been distinguished by their nationwide colours. Every nation had its personal coloration scheme: British racing inexperienced, Italian pink, German white, after which silver, and the USA white with blue lengthwise stripes. France had its racing blue, or Bleu de France, a deep and vivid blue (HEX #318CE7 for these ). In France, the colour has monarchic roots: the fleurs-de-lis depicted on the French Coat of Arms (till the French Revolution) was all the time set in azure.
Now, the Bleu de France has discovered its method onto the TAG Heuer Monaco. Each the subdials and the perforated racing strap are rendered in azure and complemented by shiny yellow-lime accents, most noticeable on the chronograph’s seconds hand. The grade 2 titanium case measures 39mm in diameter (47.4mm lug-to-lug) and 14.3mm thick. The Monaco is powered by TAG Heuer’s computerized caliber 11, which makes use of a Dubois-Depraz chronograph module. This implies it stays true to the unique structure of the Monaco – most notably, the crown was positioned at 9 o’clock to telegraph to prospects and house owners that this stuff had been computerized now – no have to wind your chronograph by hand each day.