TAG Heuer launches fourth limited edition Monaco in Tokyo

Moving through the five decades of the Monaco's history, this piece is dedicated to the Noughties

TAG Heuer Monaco 1999-2009 Limited 50th Anniversary Edition
TAG Heuer

TAG Heuer has released the fourth of five limited edition Monaco watches in a line that commemorates the ground-breaking chronograph's 50th anniversary. Each one picks up on the design and feel of the five decades in the Monaco's history; this takes its cues from the first decade of the millennium.

To bring the spirit of the early Noughties to a watch that was getting a second wind at that time TAG Heuer has done away with nearly all colour and extravagance, taking the dial back to a bold black and white that is peppered with spots of red and orange. It feels like a decidedly less-is-more approach compared with the ones that have come before.

TAG Heuer Monaco 1999-2009 Limited 50th Anniversary Edition
TAG Heuer

Previously in this series of limited editions we’ve had one for the 70s with a striped green and yellow dial; one for the 80s that was about as bright red as you can get, and one for the 90s with a textured grey dial with red and blue accents. Here, the reverse-panda layout is simply adorned with a relatively unusual use of both red and orange together, on the hour markers and hands.

TAG Heuer Monaco 1999-2009 Limited 50th Anniversary Edition
TAG Heuer

This new addition was launched in Tokyo and like the other editions so far, comes with a solid caseback engraved with “1999-2009 Special Edition” and “One of 169”. The watch is water resistant to 100m with the standard 39mm case size.

TAG Heuer Monaco 1999-2009 Limited 50th Anniversary Edition
TAG Heuer

Inside you have TAG Heuer's updated version of the Calibre 11 movement, and as before it retains its distinctive left-handed crown layout, with the pushers on the right as normal.

The TAG Heuer Monaco 1999-2009 is limited to 169 pieces and priced at £5,350.


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