Breaking Bad Wiki
Breaking Bad Wiki

Walt receives a TAG Heuer Monaco Chronograph from Jesse on his birthday.

The TAG Heuer Monaco is a watch that makes an appearance in Breaking Bad. It was first introduced by Heuer in 1969 in honor of the Monaco Grand Prix. Heuer claimed the Monaco chronograph to be "the world's first automatic chronograph." The Monaco design Model B was worn by Steve McQueen's character, Michael Delaney, in the 1971 film Le Mans. Walter's design is the Monaco Calibre 12, 2004 reïssue.


Breaking Bad[]

Season 5[]

Jesse Pinkman gives Walter White a TAG Heuer Monaco watch as a birthday present. Walter later shows the watch to Skyler White, saying that the person who gave it to him once tried to kill him and therefore it's evidence that Skyler will change her mind about him, too. Walt then goes to sleep, and the scene closes with a close-up on the watch ticking, indicating that Walt's time is coming to an end ("Fifty-One").

During the prison assassinations, Walt walks around his living room while counting the time for Jack's call to confirm that the job was successfully done ("Gliding Over All").

After making the call to get Schwarz's address, Walt leaves his watch on top of the payphone ("Felina").

Better Call Saul[]

Season 6[]

In a flashback, Walt briefly glances at where the watch is laying while waiting to be taken to a new life by Ed Galbraith. ("Saul Gone")


  • Vince Gilligan admits that leaving the watch on top of the payphone was about continuity – Walt was not wearing it during the flashforward in episode "Live Free or Die".
  • The specific model number of Walter's watch is the CAW2111.FC618, a 2004 reïssue of the 1971 Monaco Model B. The 1969 Monaco uses the Calibre 11 movement. McQueen's Model B, and the 2004 reïssue use the Calibre 12 movement. Both Walter and McQueen have the blue dial; it also comes in grey.