What Will Make You Green With Envy About Tag Heuer's New Monaco Watch
In conjunction with this year's Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, the exclusive release will be made available.
One of Tag Heuer's most famous timepieces is being dressed up for the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique this weekend.
As part of its latest release, the Swiss watchmaker has unveiled a limited-edition version of its Monaco automatic chronograph with a striking green dial. This year's race is sponsored and timed by Tag Heuer, which is why an exclusive version was created.
Over five decades later, the Monaco remains the timepiece associated most with the brand despite being introduced by Jack Heuer in 1969. Steve McQueen, the King of Cool himself, wore the square-cased watch in the 1970 racing drama, Grand Prix, which earned him this status. Last December, Ref. 1133 sold for a staggering $2.2 million, setting a new record for the brand.
In this version of the Monaco, a green dial is available. The sunray brushed dial is housed in a 39mm stainless steel case and has a rich hue that darkens toward the edges. Two black subdials and a date window complement the dial. A number of emerald flourishes are also present. In the dark, the watch's hands and indexes glow neon green due to the Rhodium-plated hour and minute hands and indexes. With its sapphire crystal caseback and an elegant black alligator leather strap, the in-house movement is embellished with green markings on its oscillating mass and column wheel.
With a power reserve of 80 hours, the Monaco draws power from the brand's Calibre Heuer 02 movement, just like the car competing in this weekend's race.
This year's Grand Prix de Monaco Historique begins Friday, and this year's Monaco Green Dial will go on sale then. The watch is limited to 500 examples and priced at $6,650, but you might not be able to purchase one until after this weekend's event. If you're fortunate enough to get one, your watch-obsessed friends will be green with envy.