If you like your chronographs square and your watches full of flair, the Monaco Full Black- ACM Calibre 12, by TAG Heuer, should be at the top of your list for the most anticipated finds of 2013.
The second in the ACM Monaco line, the Monaco Full Black follows closely on the heels of its predecessor, introduced in 2012. Sleek angled and gleaming from a standard stainless steel case, silvered dashes reach beyond the dial to suggest a broader and bolder feel, not contained by its physical state, perhaps mirrored in the abstract that it measures: time.
Taking the orange highlighted in the first edition and muting it to a single dash on the seconds hand, the Monaco Full Black ACM Calibre 12 appears as slightly more grand and sophisticated model. Pulling silver, black and white together in a classicly updated design, this timepiece easily portrays itself and its wearer as on the cutting edge of not just fashion, but of life. The shining hands streak across the face in a slash of lightning like allure, bringing an intensity and urgency to the immovable march of time.
TAG Heuer has ensured in the soft alligator strap an added dash of texture needed in this otherwise smooth surfaced masterpiece. This functions as well to provide extraordinary comfort even in the height of fashion. Resistant to water, extreme temperature and external environment, the sturdiness of this piece is incomparable. The robustness, precision and integrity of all TAG Heuer watches undergo thorough testing under extreme conditions to obtain a guarantee that they are both safe to wear and to be worn when out and about.
Not set to be officially introduced until May at the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix, there is plenty of time to anticipate this outstanding Swiss creation, and to decide how best to debut your very own at the peak of the season. A beautiful looking watch, the Monaco Full Black will surely exceed expectations of chronographs and rises to a class all its own.
Written by Lindsey K. Cook