Speeding Through History: TAG Heuer Monaco Limited Edition

CAW211X.FC6468 & CAW211P.FC6356 - THROUGH TIME 90'S - SEDUCTION DUO 2019 HDTo celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Monaco, TAG Heuer is launching five new Monaco watches throughout the year that are inspired by the different decades from 1969 to 2019. The first of these models, inspired by the years 1969 to 1979, was unveiled in May, while the second limited edition, celebrating the period from 1979 to 1989, was presented in June. TAG Heuer has now launched the third edition of the new Monaco watch, inspired by the 1990s.

The third of five limited-edition tributes to the Monaco takes its inspiration from the themes, styles and trends of the 1990s. With a steely industrial appearance reflecting the straightforward street style characteristic of this beloved decade, this special collector’s edition features a blue and silvery appearance with dynamic red elements. The stainless-steel square chronograph has a grained rhodium-plated dial with sandblasted subdials featuring blue counters. The flange and Heuer logo are in blue, and the indexes and central seconds hand are red. The blue of the Heuer logo and minute and second scales counters provides a bold contrast to the red touches on the hands and indexes and the red motif featured at the dial.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JULY 10: Patrick Dempsey attends a TAG Heuer celebration of 50 years of the iconic Monaco Timepiece with brand ambassador Patrick Dempsey on July 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for TAG Heuer)

Brand ambassador Patrick Dempsey attended the celebration of the new Monaco

As with the original, the pushers are on the right of the case while the crown is on the left – an unconventional feature that has distinguished the Monaco over the past 50 years. The case sports a diameter of 39 mm and is water-resistant to 10 bar.

The case back of this 1990s-inspired wristwatch is engraved with the “Monaco Heuer” logo as well as “1989-1999 Special Edition” and “One of 169”. Sporting a design inspired by the original model, the stainless-steel case back has vertical and circular brushed patterns and features a polished, vertical and circular brushed finishing.
The case houses the renowned Calibre 11, a modern version of the automatic-winding chronograph movement that made its debut inside the original Monaco in 1969.

This colour scheme continues with the blue perforated calfskin strap with red stitching.
This watch has been produced in an edition limited to 169 pieces.

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