The new Tag Heuer Monaco 1989-1999 Replica is based on the traditional “Steve McQueen” re-edition Monaco Calibre 11 reference CAW211P. The evolutions are only for colours, straps and dials. This means that once again here, we find back the classic 39mm x 39mm square-shaped case in stainless steel, with brushed and polished surfaces, a bevelled sapphire crystal on top and the signature crown positioned at 9 o’clock – without that, a Monaco wouldn’t really be a Monaco…
Inside the case is the modern Wonderful Quality Fake TAG Heuer Calibre 11, a movement based on an automatic Sellita SW-300 with inverted Dubois-Depraz chronograph module, ticking at 4Hz and with a 40-hour power reserve. It is hidden behind a closed steel caseback with “1989-1999 Special Edition” and “One of 169” engravings.
The base of the dial is deeply grained with a rhodium-plated surface, resulting in a metallic but matte colour. Hands and hour markers remain identical to the 2 previous Tag Heuer Replica Watches and to the classic McQueen CAW211P. This means typical horizontal, polished, faceted applied indexes, and the “Monaco” hands filled with white Super-LumiNova. Several touches of red on the hands and markers bring the racing spirit.
The sub-dials are here presented in two-tone, with the tracks done in blue, while the centre part is sandblasted and rhodium-plated. To match the TAG Heuer Replica dial, the perforated racing strap is made of blue leather with red stitchings and red leather lining. It is secured by a “Heuer-shaped” folding buckle.