TAG Heuer kicks off the 50th Anniversary celebrations of its iconic Monaco timepiece, in true 70s style. Unveiled just hours before the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Monaco, the new TAG Heuer Monaco 1969-1979 Limited Edition Ref CAW211V.FC6466 is a tribute to the 70s and the first of five limited edition Monaco’s to be unveiled this year.
Limited to 169 pieces, the watch sports a textured green Côtes de Genève dial with brown & amber touches and two black gold-plated sunray sub-dials at 3 and 9. The choice of colours used here is just fascinating. It almost feels like TAG Heuer has balanced the serious element with a bit of fun. The historical charm that this watch carries harks back to the good old days of motorsport.
On the design front, a lot of the details are identical to the CAW211P model, including the 39mm finely brushed and polished stainless steel case, the crown at 9, the two pushers on the right-hand flank of the case, the date window at 6 o clock, the minute and current seconds counter at 9 and 3 respectively, the diamond-polished horizontal hour indices, rhodium plated hands and five-minute markers. TAG Heuer continues to use the old-school ‘Heuer’ logo which brings in a heavy dose of nostalgia.
Housed inside this 70s-inspired timepiece is a Calibre 11 automatic chronograph movement that runs at 4 Hz and delivers a power reserve of 40 hours. The steel screw-in case-back is engraved with the original “Monaco Heuer” logo as well as “1969-1979 Special Edition” and “One of 169” (The Unique Number of The Watch)
A brown leather strap instantly shoots up the style quotient.