TAG Heuer’s Monaco at 50 celebration rolls on — we’ve already seen editions one and two — and the third, formally known as the TAG Heuer Monaco 1989-1999 Limited Edition, has just been announced in New York City.
The basis for this watch is the Calibre 11-powered Monaco (obvs), in its distinctive (and large wearing) 39mm case, with offside crown. And while previous versions have been decidedly colourful in green and red, this edition is more monochrome in flavour. The dial is realised in stunning silver. Or, to be more technical, a grey-grained rhodium-plated dial that’s been given a sandblasted finish. The applied horizontal indices shine out against this matt background, and the red and blue printed details add just the right amount of pop. These colours are echoed in the blue perforated strap with its contrasting red stitching.
This limited edition watch (limited to 169 pieces, so proper limited) comes in a fancy 1990s-inspired dark blue box, with a horizontal check-pattern stripe.
And while the green and the red versions were hot, I really like this one for its understated charm, and I can’t wait to see what the next two versions looks like.
TAG Heuer Monaco 1989-1999 Limited Edition availability and price
TAG Heuer Monaco 1989-1999 Limited Edition, limited to 169 pieces, $8600 AUD