At the 77th Monaco Grand Prix, occasion sponsor TAG Heuer will unveil the brand new reference CAW211V.FC6466 limited-edition (simply 169 items) TAG Heuer Monaco 1969-1979 watch as a part of the model’s 50th-anniversary celebration of the Monaco watch assortment. System 1 racing continues to be a pinnacle of automotive engineering and efficiency — a racing sequence that TAG Heuer (amongst different watch manufacturers) has a protracted historical past with. This restricted version watch shouldn’t be a radical revision of the profitable Monaco watch platform, however presents a brand new aesthetic type that TAG Heuer claims is instantly impressed by the colours, shapes, and magnificence that many watches bore through the 1970s.
In keeping with TAG Heuer, a complete of 5 new Monaco timepieces will likely be launched in 2019 for the 50th anniversary of the gathering. In Monaco through the 2019 Monaco Grand Prix, aBlogtoWatch will likely be on the scene for what must be a glamorous celebration of the long-lasting sq. sports activities watch (one of many solely ones round that’s nice to take a look at, I’d add) and can have the ability to share stay photos of this and maybe different new limited-edition TAG Heuer Monaco timepieces.
Having worn numerous variations of the TAG Heuer Monaco prior to now (aBlogtoWatch TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 12 evaluate right here), I can say that, in my view, what makes the gathering and iconic case form such a profitable system is the “spherical but sq.” design. Extra not too long ago, aBlogtoWatch reviewed an identical model to this 1969-1979 Restricted Version TAG Heuer Monaco watch with the Calibre 11 motion. The Calibre 11 computerized chronograph motion positions the crown and chronograph pushers within the method initially meant by TAG Heuer when the gathering was launched in 1969. That places the crown and the chronograph pushers on the left aspect of the case.
The orientation of the hour markers, design of the palms and subdials, and general presence of this restricted version Monaco 1969-1979 watch are the identical because the “unique type” however with a brand new coloration palette that’s certain to be each polarizing and deliberately area of interest. TAG Heuer calls the dial coloration “inexperienced with Côtes de Genève ending.” It’s a type of metallic-olive inexperienced with vertical sprucing stripes just like what you discover on the surfaces of many Swiss-Made watch actions. The earth-tone colours are paying homage to well-liked coloration palettes from 1970s type designs, that are making a comeback in numerous varieties. I do love how TAG Heuer understands that this explicit Monaco colorway is area of interest by design and produced it as an unique set of only a few items within the scheme of TAG Heuer limited-edition numbers.
One other good query you is perhaps asking is, “What’s up with the 10-year span between 1969 and 1979?” which is a part of the title of this limited-edition Monaco watch. That may be a nice query. The reply goes again to the truth that TAG Heuer will likely be releasing 5 limited-edition Monaco watches for the 50th anniversary. The corporate took that 50-year timeframe and cut up it up into 5 decade-long segments. For every of these 10-year segments, a distinct limited-edition Monaco watch will likely be launched that, in TAG Heuer’s opinion, visually matches that period. So for the 10 years between 1969 and 1979, we get a 1970s-themed watch. The next limited-edition Monaco would be the 1979-1989, then the 1989-1999, adopted by the 1999-2009, and at last the 2009-2019 limited-edition TAG Heuer Monaco mannequin. Collectors will certainly have an interest to see how TAG Heuer aesthetically performs with the Monaco watch assortment to characterize every of these eras.
The Monaco Calibre 12 watch is available in metal at 39mm with a sapphire crystal and 100 meters of water resistance. This Monaco 1969-1979 Restricted Version comes on a brown calfskin leather-based strap and will likely be produced simply 169 occasions. Worth for the ref. CAW211V.FC6466 is $6,550 USD. Study extra on the TAG Heuer web site right here.