Quick Take

The Tag Heuer Monaco is back in a limited edition paying homage to its early roots from the period of 1979-1989. It was 1971 when Steve McQueen famously wore the Monaco in the movie*Le Mans, and this watch captures the vibes from a decade after Mr. McQueen had propelled the watch squarely into horological stardom. The '80s were a wild time for the racing world, and the Monaco captures the spirit with a sunray red dial and two rhodium-plated registers. Of course, the crown and pusher placement is consistent with Monacos (and Caliber 11 watches) throughout the decades, with the crown on the left and pushers on the right.
TAG branding is absent in order to produce a more honest homage to the original. The classic Heuer logo was chosen to flank the Monaco script. As the Monaco was launched in 1969, 169 of these fiery red pieces will produced.*
Initial Thoughts

The latter days of the crazy Can-Am series, death defying (and sometimes not defying) Group B rally racing, and of course, Le Mans. The '80s were characterized by an explosion in technology used in racing and it seemed like the rules hadn't quite caught up to the power race cars were putting down. The fiery red racing dial of this limited edition Monaco totally captures the spirit of the wild racing world of the '80s, and the caliber 11 has earned a very positive reputation after decades serving Heuer among other marques gallantly. In a sea of Monaco limited editions, this one stands out for visually capturing the energy of the '80s racing scene.*
The Basics

Brand: TAG Heuer
Model: Monaco 1979-1989 Limited Edition
Reference Number: CAW211W.FC6467
Diameter: 39mm
Thickness: 15mm
Case Material: Stainless steel
Dial Color: Fiery Red with sun-ray finishing, fine brushed rhodium-plated counters
Indexes: Applied; polished, faceted indexes
Lume: Super Luminova
Water Resistance: 100m
Strap/Bracelet: Black calfskin leather strap, polished folding clasp in *stainless steel
The Movement

Caliber: Caliber 11
Functions: Chronograph with seconds and minutes; date, hours, *minutes, and small seconds at 3 o’clock
Diameter: 30mm
Power Reserve: 40 hours
Winding: Automatic
Frequency: 28,800*VpH
Jewels: 59 jewels
Pricing & Availability

Price: $6,550
Availability: Now
Limited Edition: Limited to 169 examples
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