TAG Heuer has been on the vanguard of the smartwatch revolution, but most of its pieces are firmly rooted in the brand's impressive horological heritage. A new traveling exhibition called Museum in Motion highlighting classic TAG and Heuer timepieces from the brand's impressive archives, many of which are being seen outside Switzerland for the first time, has us thinking of adding some TAG's to our own collection.
Assuming you feel the same here's a guide to modern pre-owned pieces from TAG's factory which combine the very best of the brand's rich history, especially as it relates to motorsports, with cutting-edge technology and design:
The Monaco is one of the all-time great sports watches, made famous by Steve McQueen in Le Mans and instantly recognizable by its iconic square case.
The Carrera is perhaps the most successful racing watch of all time, and TAG has issued many variations, but this classic black and silver automatic chrono remains one of the most desirable.
The Monza, named after the famed racetrack near Milan, Italy, is a rarer bird originally launched in 1976 to mark Ferrari’s World Championship win at the hands of Niki Lauda.
Here we have another massively cool Monaco, this one a ltd. edition re-issue of a vintage design featuring the original red, white and blue Gulf / Heuer Le Mans racing colors as worn by the King of Cool.
This rare ltd. edition Carrera is designed in homage to the gorgeous Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, based on the iconic "Gullwing", that won the World Sportscar Championship in 1955.
One of the priciest pieces on the list is a re-issue of a classic Carrera from 1964, finished in 18k yellow gold on a dark brown alligator strap giving it a dressier vibe.
One of the most modern designs featured here, the Aquaracer is designed to offer the same performance as TAG's racing-inspired models, adapted for watersports rather than motorsports.
The Formula 1 is another longstanding TAG timepiece tied to its race-bred history, with a more modern edge here in chronograph format with a rally-style leather strap.
This ultra-sporty Aquaracer has an impressive depth rating of 500 meters and is powered by TAG's in-house Caliber 16 movement assuring professional accuracy.
Our final pick is a stealthy blacked-out Monaco in homage to the elite Automobile Club de Monaco, home to some of the world's most beautiful and expensive classic and supercars.