The third watch to mark the 50th Anniversary of Heuer Monaco is the new TAG Heuer Monaco 1989-1999 Limited Edition. Unveiled at a special event in New York, this is one of those watches that will instantly put you in a good mood.
With a steely industrial appearance reflecting the straightforward street style characteristic of this beloved decade, this special collector’s edition features a blue and silvery appearance with dynamic red elements. The stainless-steel square chronograph has a grained rhodium-plated dial with sandblasted sub dials featuring blue counters. The flange and Heuer logo are in blue, and the indexes and central seconds hand are red. The blue of the Heuer logo and minute and second scales counters provides a bold contrast to the red touches on the hands and indexes and the red motif featured on the dial. In comparison to edition 1 and edition 2, the new Monaco 1989-1999 is quite understated.
On the design front, a lot of the details stay the same, including the 39mm finely brushed and polished stainless steel case, the unconventional crown at 9, the two pushers on the right-hand flank of the case, the date window at 6 o clock, the horizontal hour indices, rhodium plated hands and five-minute markers. TAG Heuer continues to use the old-school ‘Heuer’ logo which brings in a heavy dose of nostalgia.
The case houses the renowned Calibre 11, a modern version of the automatic-winding chronograph movement that made its debut inside the original Monaco in 1969. The case-back is engraved with the original “Monaco Heuer” logo as well as “1989-1999 Special Edition” and “One of 169”.
Truly another fine example of what the collection is all about.
Limited to 169 pieces, the new TAG Heuer Monaco 1989-1999 Limited Edition is priced at $8,600 Australian Dollars