Today in New York, TAG Heuer just introduced the third of five restricted edition watches to stamp the Heuer Monaco’s 50th anniversary. We might have anticipated that the brand should come with loyal vintage re-editions, yet all things considered, TAG Heuer will make 5 watches roused by 5 unique many years. After a crazy 1970s Green adaptation and a striking, blazing red dashing enlivened model for the 1980s , the time has come to take a gander at the 1990s, 10 years driven by mechanical plan and road style design. Meet the TAG Heuer Monaco 1989-1999 Limited Edition and its exceptional dim blue design.
50th Anniversary – fifty years – 5 TAG Heuer Monaco
The Heuer Monaco was introduced in 1969. In those days, it was one amazingly present day watch, for two reasons. In the first place, the square state of its case was striking, extraordinary and was coordinated with a similarly intense, brushed blue dial. Second, inside the case was Caliber 11; a development known as the Chrono-Matic, which was the consequence of a joint-adventure joining Heuer, Breitling, Hamilton-Buren and chronograph expert Dubois-Depraz to create one of the most punctual self-winding chronograph developments. Front line in those days, the Heuer Monaco and ensuing TAG Heuer Monaco watches would become the absolute most unmistakable pieces. Achievement wasn’t prompt, nonetheless – as we were reminded by TAG’s CEO in this video and Patrick Dempsey here . It is for the most part when the watch will be once again introduced during the 1990s that it will become a notable watch.
This year points the 50th anniversary of the Heuer Monaco, which will be praised with the presentation of 5 distinctive restricted edition watches, all addressing a particular decade. The first of these models, roused continuously 1969 to 1979, was disclosed at the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix in May – where we were available, as you can find in our video reports here and here . This Monaco, with a cool stripped green dial, evoked the crazy 1970s. You can peruse our involved article with the TAG Heuer Monaco 1969-1979 Limited Edition here .
The second restricted edition, commending the time frame from 1979 to 1989, was introduced in June in Le Mans, France. This model honors the hustling history of TAG Heuer and the Monaco, with a red hot red attire – a tribute to what in particular likely was the best period of Formula 1, with turbocharged machines, Senna, Prost and a lot more staggering drivers. You can peruse our involved article with the TAG Heuer Monaco 1979-1989 Limited Edition here .
Today, at an occasion facilitated by TAG Heuer in New York, the brand presents the third of five restricted edition watches to stamp the Heuer Monaco’s 50th anniversary. Meet the “industrial-inspired” TAG Heuer Monaco 1989-1999 Limited Edition.
The TAG Heuer Monaco 1989-1999 Limited Edition
As said, the thought with the restricted edition Monaco watches for the 50-year festivities are to bring one watch each decade. For the 1990s, with the Monaco 1989-1999 Limited Edition, TAG Heuer takes its motivation “from the themes, styles and patterns of the 1990s, with a steely mechanical appearance mirroring the clear road style normal for this adored decade“. Without delving a lot into the subtleties of the raison d’être and motivations, let’s examine this rather amazing yet no less engaging third edition of the #Monaco50.
Just like other editions up until now, the new Monaco 1989-1999 depends on the customary “Steve McQueen” re-edition Monaco Caliber 11 reference CAW211P . The advancements are just for tones, ties and dials. This implies that by and by here, we find back the exemplary 39mm x 39mm square-formed case in treated steel, with brushed and cleaned surfaces, a slanted sapphire precious stone on top and the mark crown situated at 9 o’clock – without that, a Monaco wouldn’t truly be a Monaco…
Inside the case is the cutting edge TAG Heuer Caliber 11, a development dependent on a programmed Sellita SW-300 with modified Dubois-Depraz chronograph module, ticking at 4Hz and with a 40-hour power save. It is taken cover behind a shut steel caseback with “1989-1999 Special Edition” and “One of 169” engravings.
What’s new then on this new TAG Heuer Monaco 1989-1999 Limited Edition? Generally, the dial… and it is a significant astonishing dial we have before us. Plainly never seen, the dial of this third watch in the arrangement plays on surfaces and differentiations to help to remember the mechanical, road style of the 1990s.
The base of the dial is profoundly grained with a rhodium-plated surface, bringing about a metallic yet matte tone. Hands and hour markers stay indistinguishable from the 2 past watches and to the exemplary McQueen CAW211P. This implies common even, cleaned, faceted applied records, and the “Monaco” hands loaded up with white Super-LumiNova. A few dashes of red on all fours bring the hustling spirit.
The sub-dials are here introduced in two-tone, with the tracks done in blue, while the middle part is sandblasted and rhodium-plated. To coordinate the dial, the punctured dashing lash is made of blue leather with red stitchings and red leather lining. It is gotten by a “Heuer-shaped” collapsing buckle.
Price and availability
TAG Heuer Monaco 1989-1999 Limited Edition reference CAW211X.FC6468 will be created in 169 pieces as it were. The 1990s-motivated model is bundled in a dim blue box enhanced with the Heuer logo and a flat registration stripe. The watch is set on a red pad and encompassed by a dark inside – similar tones found on the dial. It will be valued at CHF 6,400 – EUR 5,950 – USD 6,550 and accessible now on the brand’s site (July 2019). Here at the TAG Heuer site you can purchase it.
More subtleties on this watch and the 50th-anniversary assortment on TAG Heuer’s devoted site