Racing Ahead with TAG Heuer Monaco in “Gran Turismo: Based on A True Story”

August 8, 2023
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Racing Ahead with TAG Heuer Monaco in "Gran Turismo: Based on A True Story"
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There’s a connection between masterful cinema and unparalleled watchmaking. They both evoke passion, precision, and a sense of timeless beauty. The synergy between the two is evident as TAG Heuer announces its TAG Heuer Monaco watch’s cinematic moment in Sony Pictures’ film, “Gran Turismo: Based on a True Story.”

From the neon-lit streets of the 1970s to the big screen, the TAG Heuer Monaco has retained its iconic stature. Embodying an unmatched square silhouette, the Monaco epitomizes the essence of the unusual and extraordinary. This watch doesn’t merely keep time; it tells a story of transcending norms and chasing audacious aspirations. And what better platform for it to shine than alongside a compelling tale of aspiration and resilience?

Gran Turismo: Based on a True Story” captures the essence of an electrifying journey, spotlighting the zeal of an eclectic trio – a passionate gamer, a once-renowned racecar driver, and a visionary motorsport executive. Their shared dream bridges the divide between virtual gaming and the high-octane world of racing. As the narrative evolves, Danny Moore, portrayed with finesse by Orlando Bloom, sports the TAG Heuer Monaco, bringing a touch of horological class to this adrenaline-fueled journey.

Tracing back the steps, the Monaco wasn’t just an accessory. It has been, since its inception, a revolutionary statement. The world got its first glimpse of this masterpiece in the early 1970s. With its avant-garde design and impeccable precision, the Monaco was, and remains, a watch for those unafraid to stand apart. This square beacon has even graced the cinematic universe before, notably on the wrist of Steve McQueen, amplifying its inherent magnetism.


Beyond its seductive charm, TAG Heuer Monaco’s engineering prowess is equally compelling. Nestled within its bold framework, the caliber Heuer 02 movement pulsates, a testament to TAG Heuer’s unwavering commitment to horological excellence. Paired with a sleek steel bracelet, it’s a nod to the rebellious, to those who defy the status quo.

The chronicle of “Gran Turismo: Based on a True Story,” helmed by Neill Blomkamp, resonates with the ethos of the Monaco watch. It’s more than a story; it’s a manifestation of the dreams, aspirations, and heartbeats of its protagonists. The film finds its foundations in the riveting PLAYSTATION STUDIOS video game, promising viewers a roller-coaster of emotions, drama, and action.

Moreover, TAG Heuer’s alliance with motor racing goes beyond mere association. It’s a passion, a shared universe, intertwined with adrenaline and innovation. The Monaco’s presence throughout Gran Turismo: Based on a True Story fortifies this bond, underscoring the watch’s indomitable spirit with the pulsating world of motorsports.

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