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Night Driver: meet Tag Heuer’s latest limited-edition Chronograph

Published: 15 September 2023 Updated: 15 September 2023

► Tag Heuer remixes the Monaco
► Features more lume for better visibility at night

► Just 600 will be made

Tag Heuer has just remixed its iconic Monaco chronograph to create this; the Night Driver. As you’d expect from the name, the limited piece is solely geared to driving after dark – and with that in mind, adds a few new features to the classic Monaco formula. Just 600 will be made, and it’ll be available from selected boutiques this month.

What’s the difference? 

Although it’s a riff on the existing design, the Night Driver plays homage to the more iconic Monaco watches with a midnight blue, charcoal grey and matte black colour palette, and the familiar ‘circle in the square’ layout on the dial. However, despite the classic looks, everything else about this Tag promises to be cutting-edge. 

Massively luminous areas are increasingly popular in the watch world, and the Night Driver continues the trend by coating vast swathes of the dial with ultra-bright Super-Luminova. The result is a dial that’s incredibly eye-catching in low-light, but still extremely easy to read. Super-Luminova’s staying power means that the dial remains readable in the dark for around three hours. 

Elsewhere, the Monaco Chronograph Night Driver uses another contemporary bit of tech to set itself apart from the standard model: the case is built of Grade 5 titanium for lightness and durability, and it’s coated in Black DLC (diamond-like carbon) for a moodier look than usual. 

Tag has utilised its own, in-house Calibre Heuer 02 Automatic movement, with a power reserve of 80 hours. The whole thing is water resistant to 100 metres and is finished off the a domed sapphire crystal as you’d expect. Tag is selling the watch with calfskin straps that use a titanium folding clasp. There’s no pricing info yet, but we’ll update this article when we know more.

By Curtis Moldrich

CAR's Digital Editor, F1 and sim-racing enthusiast. Partial to clever tech and sports bikes