TAG HEUER MONACO SIXTY-NINE

As worn by Neill Briggs, co-founder, BAC

Evo India - - WATCHES -

‘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.’

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