The TAG Heuer Monaco family now welcomes a new limited-edition timepiece with a striking purple dial.
The 39-mm square case in fine-brushed and polished steel houses an elegantly imagined dial in a rich purple color.
The dial gradient, from lighter purple in the center to darker purple at the edge, adds depth and sophistication to the piece, while the rhodium-plated indexes and hands with white Super-LumiNova® and the two black opalin sub-counters subtly enhance the unexpected smoky design.
Seasoned watch collectors will immediately notice a subtle parallel with the very early Heuer Monaco reference 1113B, the Chronomatic version launched at the beginning of 1969, as well as the transitional series – before what is known as the “McQueen” – and the reference 1533 Calibre 15.
These pieces used a different dial finish with a metallic blue paint over the brass plate. Over time, the dials have shown a tendency to patinate from blue to a similar dégradé purple color, sometimes slightly faded in the center and darker around the edges.
This new model houses TAG Heuer’s in-house chronograph movement, Calibre Heuer 02. Visible through the sapphire crystal case back, it features a customized oscillating weight, column wheel, and engravings, with purple details. Offering an outstanding timekeeping performance, this self-winding calibre has a power reserve of 80 hours. The screw-down case back is engraved with the piece’s limited edition number of XXX/500.
The black alligator strap is also lined with purple on the inside. Available from July 2022, the chronograph will be sold exclusively in TAG Heuer boutiques.
Model: TAG Heuer Monaco Purple Dial Limited Edition
TAG Heuer Calibre Heuer 02 Automatic
Hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph
Purple sunray and smoked brushed dial
– 3 o’clock: black minute chronograph counter
– 6 o’clock: permanent second indicator
– 9 o’clock: black hour chronograph counter
Rhodium-plated applied indexes, hour and minute hands with white Super-LumiNova®
White lacquered central hand
Angled date display at 6 o’clock
39 mm diameter
Polished and fine-brushed stainless-steel case
Stainless-steel crown at 3 o’clock, with push-buttons at 2 and 4 o’clock
Stainless-steel sapphire crystal screw-down case back
Limited and numbered with special engraving XXX/500
Water resistance: 100 meters
Black alligator leather strap; purple lining
Steel folding clasp with double safety push buttons
Limited to 500 pieces
From July 2022