This concept watch was was inspired by 24h Le Mans and especially Steve McQueen’s movie Le Mans. The two racing strip are derived from the Gulf Oil livery that McQueen wore in 1970. The watch has a over sized “24” at the 12’o clock position symbolising the 24 hours of Le Mans races.
“The Monaco Twenty Four Concept Chronograph is inspired by the phenomenally powerful race cars, true marvels of state-of-the-art engineering and design that compete each June in the 24 hours of Le Mans, ” Jean-Christophe Babin, TAG Heuer CEO said in a release.
The Monaco Twenty Four Chronograph’s Calibre 36 movement is incased in a PVD case, suspended in an “energy manifold” steel tube housing, reminiscent of a race car driver’s protective cockpit cage.
The components of the watch are insulated with shock absorbing “composite filter” materials used in aerospace and racing engineering. The Advanced Dynamic Absorption System (ADAS) can protect the watch in case of an impact of 24,000 G, the equivalent of a 20 meter fall.