The Tag Heuer Targa Florio Edition has a great story behind not only the heritage but the structure and design of the watch. In the early 2000's Tag Heuer released three re-edition models to their collection. The Targa Florio, Heuer Monaco (blue and white dial) and the Calibre 36 version of the Heuer Monza were the watches released as apart of this series.
The Targa Florio was a famous open road endurance race that was held in the mountains of Sicily near Palermo in southern Italy from 1906 through 1977 when the race was cancelled due to safety concerns. The race was approximately 45 miles in length and ran through the open mountain roads. The race was founded by car and racing enthusiast Vincenzo Florio, the Targa (plate or shield) was one of the most important races held in the early 1900's as it came before most of the modern era racing organizations like the FIA, NASCAR or INDY.
The first Targa Florio (Ref. CX2110) is a 2 register chronograph Calibre 17 (ETA 2894-2) marking the constant running seconds hand on the right side of the dial and the 30 minute timing register on the left. It has a date window at the 6 o'clock position as well. The dial is a matte black finish with large luminesent arabic numerals.