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 |  Jul 12 2010, 10:15 PM

Happy 55th birthday Porsche! And to help celebrate the momentous occasion, the Porche Club of America has commissioned Tag Heuer to make a very special edition 55-piece watch for the exclusive brand.

The high-end Swiss watchmaker is issuing the Monaco watch with a limited run of just 55 timepieces to mark the anniversary. Tag Heuer and Porshe go back a long way, beginning with Steve McQueen and his role in the movie Le Mans. McQueen drew inspiration from his friend and Porsche race Jo Siffert for the role (interesting trivia note: Siffert was the first driver to be sponsored by a watchmaker, which happened to be Tag Heuer). In the film, McQueen wore Porsche’s Monaco watch and thus began the start of a beautiful friendship between the two brands.

This edition of the Monaco watch comes equipped with a chronograph, as well as a dial that has features  red and black rally stripes with the racing number “55” and the PCA’s logo engraved on the back. Finishing off the look is a handsome black leather strap, complete with its own set of racing holes and red stitching.

To ensure this watch stays exclusive, only 55 will be made available. It also comes with an exclusive price tag: $5,500. Membership does have its privileges.

[Source: Top Speed]