TAG HEUER MONACO SIXTY-NINE
As worn by Neill Briggs, co-founder, BAC
‘When I was growing up, Heuer was the watch brand most synonymous with motorsport and, in particular, Formula 1. That has stuck with me and I’ve now built up quite a collection of both vintage Heuers and more modern TAG Heuers.
‘The first one I bought was a 1966 Carrera chronograph in 1995. I also have a vintage Monza, a late 1990s blue-dial Monaco – the classic Steve McQueen watch – and several quite rare 1980s Heuer dress watches.
‘Probably my favourite of all, though, is my Monaco Sixty-Nine. It is very unusual because on one side it’s a conventional mechanical watch, but when you flip the case over there’s another watch with a digital movement. It has two time zones, a chronograph, a perpetual calendar and an alarm.
‘The Sixty-Nine was launched in 2003 and wasn’t especially successful. Now, however, it has become quite collectible. I wear mine a lot. It’s the ideal watch for taking to a race circuit.’