The Red Bulletin November 2019 (UK)

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TAG Heuer Monaco

Fourth Limited Edition

(1999-2009)

Made famous by Steve McQueen

in the 1971 car-racing movie

Le Mans, the Monaco celebrates

its 50th birthday this year. The

watchmaker has really pulled

out all the stops for this golden

anniversary, creating five

special versions of the iconic

square-shaped timepiece, each

one inspired by a different

decade, starting from 1969.

Behold then, the newly

released fourth instalment of this

chaptered tribute: a handsome

black iteration with arresting

red and orange accents inspired

by the early 2000s.

The stainless steel watch is

presented on a perforated

black calfskin strap that has been

designed to resemble a vintage

steering wheel and is punctuated

with crisp white stitching – a

little detail that watch geeks will

surely appreciate, since they

complement the batons on the

watch face. The caseback is

engraved with the Monaco Heuer

logo as well as the inscriptions

‘1999-2009 Special Edition’ and

‘One of 169’.

Inside the case, the sense

of history is kept alive thanks

to TAG Heuer’s famous Calibre 11,

a modern version of the

automatic-winding chronograph

movement that made its debut

in the original 1969 Monaco.

tagheuer.com

McQueen's Monaco gets a

whopping 15 minutes of screen

time in Le Mans. His Heuerlogoed

racesuit was a copy of

one originally worn by his stunt

driver, real-life racer Jo Siffert.

THE RED BULLETIN 89

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