Dropped just hours ago, the new TAG Heuer Monaco 1999-2009 Limited Edition is the fourth watch in a series of five to mark the 50th anniversary of Heuer Monaco. A tribute to the 2000s style, it’s riveting, it’s distracting and, most importantly, it’s one of the most muted Monaco executions out there—and that’s what makes it special.
For this release, TAG Heuer’s gone with a black dial with white & red touches and two white sub-dials at 3 and 9 o clock. Just like the original, you have a date window at 6 o’ clock and the vintage Heuer logo at 12. The black used here very much evokes today’s era, yet has a unique old school appearance. Despite a lot happening on the dial, it does not look overly crowded. A black leather strap with white lining completes the overall look. This piece is definitely the most versatile of the lot with its slightly more neutral color scheme.
The 39mm finely brushed and polished stainless steel case houses the iconic Calibre 11 movement, and is frankly the perfect size in today’s world of overly large timepieces. The ridged pushers and crown positioned at 2 and 4 o’clock positions act as a bit of a protector against accidental activation or shock. Protected with a sapphire crystal, the watch is water-resistant up to 100m.
The case-back of this 00s-inspired timepiece is engraved with the original “Monaco Heuer” logo as well as “1999-2009 Special Edition” and “One of 169”. Limited to 169 pieces, the new TAG Heuer Monaco 00′ Limited Edition is definitely going to be a conversation piece.
Recommended Retail Price: $8,600 Australian Dollars