The Monaco was featured on Steve McQueen’s wrist in the 1971 motorsport film Le Mans and now you can have this fire-red limited edition on yours as you set sail. Launched to celebrate the TAG Heuer Monaco’s first half century, this timepiece is a limited edition of only 169 pieces.
The brand is releasing five models throughout the year, one for each decade of the Monaco’s life. As a tribute to the 1980s style, this timepiece features a deep red dial with silver & black touches and two silver sub-dials at 3 and 9, and is presented on a black leather strap. The case-back of this 80s-inspired timepiece is engraved with the original “Monaco Heuer” logo as well as “1979-1989 Special Edition” and “One of 169”. Inside, the renowned Calibre 11 is beating to combine style and performance.
Since TAG Heuer already had a pretty faithful modern version of the most famous “McQueen” Monaco, the brand has taken the interesting approach of embodying different eras with striking dial colors. Aside from the red sunbrushed dial, the specs remain consistent with existing Monaco watches that mimic the layout and look of the originals.
In a 39mm wide steel case with 100m of water resistance, the modern TAG Heuer Monaco uses a Sellita SW 300 movement that has been modified to recreate the look of the 1969 Calibre 11, with the crown on the left and pushers on the right.
You can own yours for $6,550.