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In honor of Monaco’s 50th anniversary, five limited-edition timepieces will be revealed throughout the year. (TAG Heuer/File)
Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer presented an anniversary edition of its Monaco series in Le Mans, France, on Saturday.
In honor of Monaco’s 50th anniversary, five limited-edition timepieces will be revealed throughout the year.
The watch became popular after it was featured in the 1971 film Le Mans, worn by actor Steve McQueen.
To recall the watch’s cinematic debut, guests that included McQueen’s son, Chad, were invited to a screening of the film at the event.
TAG Heuer Monaco was the first-ever water-resistant square watch and the first to feature an automatic winding chronograph.
The new models are said to be inspired by the decades from 1969 to 2019. The first limited-edition model was revealed at the Monaco Grand Prix in May, and the next followed in Le Mans, dedicated to the decade of 1979 to 1989.
The second model reveals a fiery ambience, with blood red dials, a bold design and dark calfskin strap pierced with red-lined holes.
Featuring a square case, the watch displays a red sunray dial as well as two curved sub dials made of rhodium.
Engraved with the “Monaco Heuer” logo, the watch resembles the original model’s design, as seen from the stainless-steel case back. The timepiece also features two other logos with the wording “1979-1989 Special Edition” and “One of 169”, with the latter indicating that the watch is limited to only 169 pieces. (vit/wng)