Tag Heuer Monaco Automatic Sixty Nine Watch Available On James List

Tag Heuer Monaco Automatic Sixty Nine Watch Available On James List

Tag Heuer Monaco Automatic Sixty Nine Watch Available On James List Sales & Auctions

In 2011 this watch is really cool. In 2003 when this watch first came out... it was really cool. This is the Tag Heuer Monaco Automatic Sixty Nine. It was like a futuristic Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso as Tag Heuer transformed the Monaco case into something that flipped around. It does this while the watch is still on your wrist - which is probably the best part.

The case is about 42mm wide in steel (and there are a lot of pushers on it). It is also 18mm thick - which is a bit on the hefty side, but the watch does have two sides which means that an 18mm thickness is excusable. Essentially the watch is analog one side and digital on the other.

Tag Heuer Monaco Automatic Sixty Nine Watch Available On James List Sales & Auctions

The analog size is simple and easy to read. Just the time with a subsidiary seconds dials - and it is super elegant. Really love this dial for combining what I like about the Monaco dial, Tag Heuer sportiness, and attention to function that I appreciate in the brand. This side is powered by a mechanical movement which is cool. The down side is that it has a manually-wound movement (Tag Heuer Calibre 2). I get that Tag Heuer used this because an automatic would have likely been too thick, but I still yearn for this to have an automatic movement in it.

Tag Heuer Monaco Automatic Sixty Nine Watch Available On James List Sales & Auctions

Tag Heuer Monaco Automatic Sixty Nine Watch Available On James List Sales & Auctions

Flip the watch over and you get a digital movement. Digital in that Tag Heuer style that they made popular in the early 2000s with the Microtimer all digital watch. The digital side is slick looking and clearly powered by a quartz movement. It has another time zone, 1/1000 of a second chronograph (with all the fancy functions), perpetual calendar, alarm, and backlight. You know me, I love functionality, I love gadgets, and I love options. I also like all those things contained in a nice looking non-nerdy package. That is why I loved the Chopard Monaco Historique Time Attack MF, and that is why I am fond of the Tag Heuer Monaco Automatic Sixty Nine watch as well. Price was about $7,000 brand new, and under $5,000 when you can find them today. Check out one of these Tag Heuer Monaco Automatic Sixty Nine watches available on James List here.

  • A really original and very attractive concept. I like.

  • Ulysses

    Did they really have to call it “sixty-nine”? It is somewhat cool – almost as cool as similar Nixon watches but a steal at a hundred times the price. The fact that it contains a mechanical movement doesn’t lend much appeal, since it still looks like a fashion/gimmick watch. The buttons are too numerous and too large, although I accept that they’re necessary to operate all the digital functions in conventional movements.

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  • john steppling

    One of the coolest greatest watches of all time was the old Monaco. I saw one recently on a vintage site…for around five thousand dollars. BEAUTIFUL. Just super cool. A classic. I have to say, these new ones are cooler than I might have expected. Actually, I really really like them. Tag heuer is an odd company, in the niche they occupy. They arent LUX, but they arent exactly Oris either. I guess they are comparable, sort of, to Omega. The associations and allure are similar I think. Id take this any day though, over current Omegas. Its not trying to be “vintage” like bell&Ross (fail) and they arent trying to be so “with it” like Hublot. This is one of my favorite new watches I have to say.

  • The Deplorable Boogur T. Wang

    I like this. And it is now 2017!