This is destined to be a real collectors item. Just think about it, how many people are going to buy and wear a purple dial TAG Monaco?
Like the matte black dial French edition, or the brown dial models, this purple TAG is bound to be a rare sight.
If you’re a watch investor, rather than someone who wears them every day, then maybe this one will pay off better than crypto? Maybe.
Purple has always a niche colour choice, even though Prince, Roman Emperors and UK royalty love a splash of purple, blue remains the most popular dial colour. Fact.
Of course we love the Gulf Monaco dial design best of all. The Gulf edition is the one Monaco to rule them all, because of the Steve McQueen heritage. But blue, green and red dials all have their fans, so why not purple?
Here’s the word from TAG;
In 2022 the brand is releasing a never-seen-before edition of only 500 numbered pieces. The new TAG Heuer Monaco Purple Dial Limited Edition combines its unmistakable heritage with fresh and distinctive finishes.
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.
Connoisseurs might recognize a subtle parallel with the very early Heuer Monaco reference 1113B, the Chronomatic version. This was launched at the beginning of 1969, 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 dégradé purple color, sometimes slightly faded in the center and darker around the edges.
In the 2022 interpretation, TAG Heuer’s in-house chronograph movement, Calibre Heuer 02, is clearly visible through the sapphire case back.
It features a customized oscillating mass, column wheel, and engravings, with purple details. It offers outstanding timekeeping performance including a power reserve of 80 hours.
For an added special touch, the black alligator strap is also lined with purple on the inside. Also, the case back is engraved with the piece’s number of 1 to 500.
Available from July 2022, the chronograph will be sold exclusively in TAG Heuer boutiques.
Price is 6,800 euros, which is roughly £5,785.