Owning a Monaco is more than just owning a timepiece, it’s about being a part of one of the most intriguing and inspiring stories in the history of motorsport This year, Heuer Monaco turns 50 and to celebrate this special milestone, TAG Heuer unveiled a new 70s inspired timepiece, just hours before the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Monaco last week. We’re talking about none other than the new Monaco 1969-1979 Limited Edition timepiece.
Presented on a brown leather strap with holes lined in light brown, this stainless-steel timepiece has been produced in an edition limited to only 169 pieces. The green dial features brown and yellow touches and a Côtes de Genève finishing. The hands are coated with SuperLuminova®. Only a quick glance at the subdials and the position of the crown is needed to recognise this unconventional timepiece’s Monaco lineage.
The caseback of this 1970s-inspired timepiece is engraved with the original “Monaco Heuer” logo as well as “1969-1979 Special Edition” and “One of 169”. Beating inside the case is the renowned Calibre 11, a modern version of the automatic-winding chronograph movement that made its debut inside the original Monaco in 1969.
Check out our video review of the new TAG Heuer Monaco 1969-1979 Limited Edition Timepiece