TAG Heuer is taking time out of celebrating the Monaco’s 50th anniversary to mark The Hour Glass’ own 40th anniversary, with a special release of what else, but the Monaco.

When it was launched in 1969, the Monaco was a watch that broke many norms. It was the first watch to boast an angular, square case and had its chronograph pushers on the right side of the case while the crown was placed on the left.

Of course, 1969 being the same year that the consortium of Breitling, Buren, Hamilton, Heuer and Dubois-Depraz announced the world’s first modular automatic chronograph, the Monaco was one of TAG Heuer’s (then Heuer) first timepieces to contain the history-making, Chronomatic Calibre 11.

TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 11 The Hour Glass Edition (Image © Revolution)

TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 11 The Hour Glass Edition

The rendition of the Monaco created for The Hour Glass’ 40th anniversary is a 50-piece limited edition in a black PVD case. What really sets the watch off is its cream-colored dial — with an appropriately color matched cream-colored date wheel — against the watch’s black case.

TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 11 The Hour Glass Edition (Image © Revolution)
TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 11 The Hour Glass Edition (Image © Revolution)

And then you have the red baton hour markers and the red chronograph seconds hand and sub dial hands that make for great contrast against the cream dial.

Powering the watch is the modern version of the Calibre 11 that provides for hours, minutes and a small running seconds at 3 o’clock, including the central chronograph seconds hand and a minute-totalizer at 9 o’clock.

TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 11 The Hour Glass Edition

The watch will go on sale at various The Hour Glass locations, including Ngee Ann City, Tang Plaza, Millenia Walk, Malmaison, Parkway Parade, VivoCity and Watches Of Switzerland at Paragon, VivoCity and Tampines Mall.
You can also check out details on the watch at TheHourGlass.com

Technical Specifications

Movement

Self-winding Calibre 11; hours, minutes and small seconds; chronograph with minutes totalizer; 40-hour power reserve

Case

39 mm black PVD steel case with black PVD crown and pushers; water resistant to 100 m

Strap

Perforated black calf skin strap with black PVD steel folding clasp

Limited edition of 50 pieces, priced at S$9,000