The TAG Heuer Monaco 1989-1999 Edition replica watch supposedly draws inspiration from the “straightforward street style” of the ’90s, with its modern gray dial that seems to have been modeled on the street itself. While I’m not a huge fan of the original, I very much like this grittier take on what is undeniably a sport classic.
After the curvaceous experiment seen in the 1979-1989 release, the sub-dial registers have returned to their more blockish form that we’re used to seeing on the core collection. This TAG Heuer Replica is cased in a 39mm stainless steel housing with the crown on the left and pushers on the right, just like the original Monaco.
That, and the sweet red detailing on the dial, particularly the four curved right angles that create a red square in the middle of the dial, linking the logo, the sub-dials, and the dial text expertly, and tying the elements into the frame of the case. The TAG Heuer Monaco Replica Watchis often lauded for being a circular watch in a square case.
This model is packaged in a dark blue box decorated with the Heuer logo and a horizontal check-pattern stripe. A red cushion surrounded by a gray interior completes the look. And holding the Swiss Replica watch in place is a blue perforated calfskin strap with a red lining fastened by a truly gorgeous Heuer buckle in stainless steel.