Seems like the Swiss watchmaker gradually commences sales of their new Tag Heuer Monaco Vintage Chronograph (Ref. CAW211B.FC6241) watch. Coming in a compact stainless steel body around 39 millimeters in width and height, the new timekeeper brings you the design of the legendary Heuer 1133G chronograph, but is animated with a more modern self-winding caliber.
According to the corporate press release, the watch will be powered by the well-knownTAG Heuer Calibre 11 automatic movement, which is essentially ETA 2892-A2 base caliber with a Chronograph module from Dubois Depraz. Adding 24 more synthetic rubies to the original 25 stones, the module not only makes the mechanism more complex, but also a tad different to repair, which may be a problem (well, probably not a real problem, but at least a hassle) if your local service specialist doesn’t know how to repair the movement if something goes wrong. On the other hand, a totally in-house mechanism would probably be even more difficult to put in good working order I suppose.