TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 11 (1979-1989) Limited Edition Watch

Marking the TAG Heuer Monaco 50th anniversary celebrations, we have the watchmakers come out with a series of five exclusive models that pay tribute to the event. The limited edition watches are focused on commemorating the iconic square-cased timepieces that capture the essence of each of the decades.

For example, the first limited edition timepiece was focused on the 1969-1979 era and today’s point of discussion – the TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 11, focuses on the 1979 to 1989 period.

In essence, the TAG Heuer Monaco 50th anniversary 1979-1989 Limited Edition ref. CAW211W.FC6467, is a landmark watch. It features a deep red dial with silver and black touches. The choice of color is remarkable, as it not only stands out, but also brings a sense of boldness into the collection.

As is the case with each of the five lines TAG Heuer is coming out with, this models is also a limited edition, with only 169 pieces up for grabs. I am sure this model will have many takers and will not need much marketing spends to covet buyers. The history of this watch is connected with the 24 hours of Les Mans race and the timeless classic worn by Steve McQueen.

The dial hosts two silver sub-dials at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock and is teamed with a black leather strap. Completely inspired by the 80’s vibe, the caseback of the watch hosts the engravings of the original “Monaco Heuer” logo, “1979-1989 Special Edition” and “One of 169”. Under the hood is the Calibre 11 movement.

The case measures 39 mm x 39 mm, which a nice size according to me. The fine-brushed and polished steel case is covered by Sapphire crystal. The indexes and hands are rhodium plated and the watch supports the functions of fast date correction and stop-second. Offering 100 meters water resistance, this chronograph can be taken for your swim.

The red with sunray pattern finishing on the dial looks very classy and scream style as well as speed. Taking it a step ahead, TAG has crafted a dark blue box with the TAG Heuer logo, as the carrier of this watch. The box also sports a horizontal checker-pattern stripe with red interiors.

Priced at $6,550, you should take a look at the watch before it’s all sold out.