Escapement Watch Review: The TAG Heuer Monaco 24 Calibre 36 Automatic Chronograph

Closing remarks

TAG Heuer has expertly taken the idea of a square watch case, found on the original Monaco model of 1969, and infused it with contemporary styling. The floating dial is both very attractive and simple to interpret.

The avant-garde watch company offers this watch with a blue dial, reminiscent of the watch worn by Steve McQueen in “Le Mans.” However, I must admit the orange-and-anthracite version proved especially agreeable to me, bringing a touch of warmth to proceedings, similar to a balmy day on the Côte D’Azur.

Returning to my sojourn to Manchester, whilst the city may sometimes lack the temperate climes of a Mediterranean beach, friendly Mancunian warmth can be found at the TAG Heuer Boutique, together with a very extensive array of models.

Technical specification

  • Model: TAG Heuer Monaco 24 Calibre 36 Automatic Chronograph
  • Reference: CAL5112.FC6298
  • Case: Stainless steel; diameter 40.5mm; sapphire crystal to front and rear
  • Functions: Hours; minutes; small seconds; date; chronograph
  • Movement: Calibre 36; self-winding; frequency 36,000 vph (5Hz); 31 jewels; power reserve approximately 50 hours
  • Strap: Black crocodile leather presented on a stainless steel deployant


I would like to thank TAG Heuer Boutique in Manchester, for kindly providing access to this remarkable timepiece.

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  1. yarazuu

    hey i have this watch how do the square dials work and the date?

  2. Debashish

    Dear Angus,

    Thank you for your fine report and lovely pictures!

    Keep it up!

  3. MrTissot

    I really like this watch. The only thing that puzzles me is why such a highly advanced watch manufacturer like TAG Heuer, which has an extremely aggressive research and development department, is still using other companys movement in their watches. The Zenith El Primero movement is extremely popular, but I believe in this instance that you would be buying a Zenith El Primero movement and not a TAG Heuer watch!

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