Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its TAG Heuer box and paperwork. The watch comes paired on its original TAG Heuer leather Strap, also paired on its original TAG Heuer signed deployment buckle. The watch is from July 2019 and is sold in worn condition, but as you can see it still has some of its stickers and looks like new, a fresh battery has just been fitted. The watch comes with our 12-Months Warranty.
Edouard Heuer founded The Heuer Watch Company in 1860 in St. Imier, Switzerland. Chronographs have been the mainstay for Heuer and later TAG Heuer. Featuring many models and configurations, expanding the possibilities to the full. In 1958 Jack Heuer, Edouard’s son, joined the company. In 1962 the first generation of Autavia was launched. Famously worn in the 1970s by Formula One drivers such as Derek Bell, Jacky Ickx, Emerson Fittipaldi, Clay Regazzoni and Mario Andretti, and many more. In 1999 TAG Heuer accepted a bid from LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton S.A.
Monaco was made famous by Steve McQueen in the film Le Mans in 1971. Since then, this has been an absolute icon and rightly so! Love or hate TAG; respect for Monaco is universal within the watch world! Here we have a 2019 TAG Heuer Monaco Quartz Black WAW131A with a 37mm polished square stainless steel case. Stubby lugs with a lug to lug length of 43mm and a case thickness of 11mm ensures a comfortable fit on your wrist. On the right side, we have a signed crown. The bevel-edged flat sapphire crystal sits above the black dial. An outer minute track with large polished applied steel indexes marks the hours. At 3 o'clock a framed date window. At 6 o’clock, a square sub-seconds register. Polished steel sword hands have luminescence infill. At 12 o’clock an applied “Monaco” and TAG Heuer motif. On the reverse, a screwed-down case back with deep engraving. Inside a Swiss Quartz movement. The watch comes fitted on a TAG Heuer 22mm leather strap with a deployment buckle, the watch also comes with its TAG Heuer presentation box and paperwork.
I remember working at retail when this watch was first released, I knew it would likely be a turn off for the die-hard Monaco fans, but for the rest of us watch geeks I knew this would give most of us the opportunity to own a Monaco at a far more attainable price point but also in a far more wearable size compared to most modern Monaco's. I know for myself that the size of the modern "Steve McQueen" is just too big on my wrist, whereas this super affordable quartz reference sits beautifully and comfortably.