Hodinkee turns us to this one of a kind TAG Heuer, a rare blend of timeless design and unparalleled construction and mechanics. The Monaco Mikrograph mates the brand’s iconic Monaco case to their very best mechanical movement. The stainless steel casing measures in at 43mm and features an elegant dial that shows a mixture of black lacquer and silver opaline. Here’s an easy guide on how to read the dial:
- 12 o’clock sub-dial: The Chronograph power reserve
- 3 o’clock sub-dial: Chronograph elapsed minutes with three hands (0/10/20) mounted on a rotating disc (in the photo above, 25 minutes have elapsed)
- 9 o’clock sub-dial: Watch elapsed seconds with three hands (0/20/40) mounted on a rotating disc (in the photo above, almost 50 seconds have elapsed)
- 6 0′clock sub-dial: Chronograph elapsed seconds (with a double-ended needle showing 0-30 seconds on the outer counter/ large needle and 31-60 seconds on the inner counter/ small needle)
- The flying central hand (with the open circle) indicates the 100th of a second which is read off the inner sapphire disc that reads 0-100. At the other end of the Flying central hand is a “/100″ engraving is laser-cut by hand
The Monaco Mikrograph will come with a box made by South African artist Paul Du Toit and will be auctioned off at Only Watch 2011 in Monaco this September.