Today, TAG Heuer commends the disclosing of the fourth watch in the Monaco 50th Anniversary adventure in the Gallery of Horyuji Treasures at the Tokyo National Museum in Japan. After an astounding 1970s Green form and an intense, searing red hustling enlivened model for the 1980s and a smooth, mechanical like edition for the 1990s , the time has come to move to another decade and accordingly, another uncommon limited edition. High contrast and dashing red accents are presently the theme for the new TAG Heuer Monaco 1999-2009 50th Anniversary Limited Edition.
50TH ANNIVERSARY – 5 DECADES – 5 TAG HEUER MONACO
The Heuer Monaco was introduced in 1969. In those days, it was one stunningly current watch, for two reasons. In the first place, the square state of its case was intense, uncommon and was coordinated with a similarly striking, 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. Bleeding edge in those days, the Heuer Monaco and ensuing TAG Heuer Monaco watches would become the absolute most unmistakable pieces. Achievement wasn’t quick, be that as it may – as we were reminded by TAG’s CEO in this video and Patrick Dempsey here . It wasn’t until the watch was once again introduced during the 1990s that turned into an icon.
This year points the 50th anniversary of the Heuer Monaco, which will be praised with the presentation of five distinctive limited edition watches, all addressing a particular decade. The first of these models, propelled constantly 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 striped green dial, evoked the crazy 1970s. You can peruse our involved article with the TAG Heuer Monaco 1969-1979 Limited Edition here .
The second limited edition, praising 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 uniform – a tribute to what in particular most likely was the best time of Formula 1, with turbocharged machines, Senna, Prost and a lot more fantastic drivers. You can peruse our active article with the TAG Heuer Monaco 1979-1989 Limited Edition here .
The third limited edition, praising the decade 1989 to 1999, was similarly amazing and remarkable. This form included a smooth, dark finished dial – suggestive of cement – and various blue accents on the dial and lash, all enlivened by the themes, styles and patterns of the 1990s, with a steely mechanical appearance mirroring the direct road style normal for this adored decade. You can peruse our involved with the TAG Heuer Monaco 1989-1999 Limited Edition here .
Today, TAG Heuer presents the fourth watch in the arrangement, this time honoring the 2000s, with a smooth highly contrasting theme and cool dashing components suggestive of the challenging plan codes of the decade 1999-2009.
The TAG Heuer Monaco 1999-2009 Limited Edition
Don’t expect significant astonishments with this fourth watch in the Monaco 50th Anniversary Series. Indeed, the rudiments of the Caliber 11 Monaco are kept and the work done by TAG is configuration related. Nonetheless, no compelling reason to feel terrible, as this Monaco 1999-2009 Limited Edition is outwardly lovely cool, to say the least.
Just like the three other watches previously presented, this new TAG Heuer Monaco 1999-2009 Limited Edition comes with a remarkable plan. While it depends on the conventional “Steve McQueen” re-edition Monaco Caliber 11 reference CAW211P , imparting to it the entirety of its details and specialized components, TAG didn’t need to take the least demanding way by rethinking old models. All things being equal, the plans are new and dependent on the style of fifty years, not on vintage editions. While we would have wanted to see a reissue of the Dark Lord or the dim form of the ref. 1133, we need to concur that the brand had some intense thoughts for these limited editions, bringing about exceptional, attractive pieces.
The TAG Heuer Monaco 1999-2009 Limited Edition includes the exemplary 39mm x 39mm square-molded case in tempered steel, with brushed and cleaned surfaces, a slanted sapphire precious stone on top, the mark crown situated at 9 o’clock and the two calculated pushers for the chronograph on the correct side of the case – two exemplary components of the Monaco that incredibly add to its appeal.
Inside the case is the advanced TAG Heuer Caliber 11, a development dependent on a programmed Sellita SW-300 with an upset Dubois-Depraz chronograph module, beating at 4Hz and flaunting a 40-hour power save. It is secured by a plain steel caseback with “1999-2009 Special Edition” and “One of 169” engravings.
The primary curiosity on this Monaco 1999-2009 Limited Edition is its dial. The dark opaline (smooth surface) foundation with white opaline sub-dials gives this watch a turned around panda look. The most amazing component is the white round minutes/seconds track, which stands apart from the foundation and checks the square plan of the watch.
Multiple red and orange contacts, on the seconds hand, the tip of minutes/hours hands and the 5-minute markers on the round track, give this watch the last dashing touch. The applied files are still facetted and situated evenly, a mark highlight of early Monaco watches.
This TAG Heuer Monaco 1999-2009 Limited Edition is worn on an exemplary hustling motivated dark punctured calfskin tie with white stitchings and a cleaned collapsing catch in tempered steel, with a “Heuer” logo.
Price and availability
The TAG Heuer Monaco 1999-2009 Limited Edition reference CAW211Y.FC6469 will be created in 169 pieces as it were. This 2000s-propelled model is bundled in a dim blue box finished with the Heuer logo and an even registration stripe. The watch is introduced on a dark pad and encompassed by an orange inside. It will be evaluated at CHF 6,400 – EUR 5,950 – USD 6,550 – GBP 5,350 and accessible now on the brand’s site .