I authored the article, “TAG Heuer’s split decision”, that was published by Telegraph Time on April 20, 2024. In this article, I offer some background regarding TAG Heuer’s new Monaco Split-Seconds Chronograph, which was introduced on April 9, 2024 at Watches and Wonders. This Monaco was TAG Heuer’s very first mechanical split-second chronograph for the wrist, as all previous mechanical split-second chronographs made by Heuer had been pocket chronographs.

In this article, we cover Heuer’s history in making split-second chronographs.  These were Heuer’s most complicated chronographs and also the most expensive timepieces in the catalog (other than certain gold chronographs).

We discuss the uses of split-second chronographs and Heuer’s history of offering them for auto racing and rallies. We also discuss why – historically — Heuer offered pocket split-second chronographs, rather than models for the wrist, and why TAG Heuer decided that now is the moment to offer a version for the wrist.

For additional information about the new TAG Heuer Split-Seconds Chronograph, see my posting, Introducing the Monaco Split-Seconds Chronograph — Of Hands, Heritage and Halos, published on April 9, 2024.

Click on the image below to see the article in Telegraph Time.  

Additional Articles in the Spring 2024 Issue of Telegraph Time

To put this article into context, below are images showing some additional articles appearing in this issue of Telegraph Time:

  • “Rock stars” — Tracey Llewellyn’s discussion of watches with meteorite dials
  • a recap of the Best of Watches and Wonders, including in the Chronographs, Dress, High Jewelry, Mega Complication, Metiers D’Art, Rainbow, Sports, Tourbillons and Travel categories.
  • “The eternal beauty of the turtle” — Nick Foulkes on the 100-year history of the Cartier Tortue
  • “Cut above the rest: the ‘disruptive’ case” — Tracey Llewellyn introduces the new “Cut” by Hermes
  • “Why men love women’s watches” — Avril Groom considers why men are increasingly wearing watches that might appear to have been designed for women

Be sure to get a copy of the Spring 2024 issue of Telegraph Time for these and many other articles covering the latest in the world of watches.