Watch of the Week:TAG Heuer Monaco Purple Dial Limited Edition

Words by
Lee Cassanell

6th July 2022

A new limited-edition timepiece with a striking purple dial. 

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 to the piece, while the rhodium-plated indexes and hands with white Super-LumiNova® and the two black opalin sub-counters subtly enhance the smoky design.

Connoisseurs of the TAG Heuer Monaco lineage might recognize a parallel with the very early Heuer Monaco reference 1113B, the Chronomatic version launched at the beginning of 1969, as well as the transitional series - 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 similar dégradé purple color, sometimes slightly faded in the center and darker around the edges. 

With only 500 timepieces available, this stylish statement watch, priced around £5950, is well worth the investment.