MONACO 1999-2009 LIMITED EDITION
DIFFERENT PERIOD, SAME VALUE
At an event in Tokyo, TAG Heuer has just unveiled the fourth work in the “Monaco Through Time” collection which is celebrating 50 years of its iconic chronograph.
After the 1970s, 1980s, and the 1990s, TAG Heuer is launching the fourth anniversary model of the Monaco symbolizing the production of the CW2XXX series at the start of the 21st century. After the monochrome, green, red, and gray dials, this limited edition sports a two-tone presentation in black and white, firmly rooted in the period. This style gives pride of place to square design and softened lines. The time information is very easy to read, as is the short time measurement thanks to the red accents on the central second hand, the railroad index markers and the tips of the hour and minute hands. In addition, this edition also has the original layout of the date at 6 o’clock, the crown at 9 o’clock and the chronograph pushers at 2 and 4 o’clock.
The 39 mm steel case of the Monaco 1999-2009 Limited Edition protects the modern version of the 11 caliber, the result of a close collaboration between Heuer, Breitling, Dubois-Depraz, and Hamilton-Büren in the 1960s. This self-winding movement provides the watch with a power reserve of 40 hours.
Only 169 pieces have been produced to mark the occasion. They all come with a case back engraved with the “Monaco Heuer” logo, the inscription “1999-2009 Special Edition”, and “1 of 169”. A perforated black calf leather strap finished with a folding buckle enhances the sporty charm of the piece. Each timepiece comes in a box matching the colors of the decade.
Price: 5,950 EUR www.tagheuer.com
By Dan Diaconu
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