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TAG Heuer Monaco Gulf Special Edition Launched for W&W 2022

The return of a legend; for the first time ever, the TAG Heuer Monaco Gulf watch is outfitted with the company’s in-house Heuer 02 movement.  Made in collaboration with Gulf, the new Monaco Gulf Special Edition watch is one of the most anticipated watches of 2022

 

Gulf racing cars achieved victory during the Le Mans racing events in 1968, 1969 and 1975 and were immortalized in the sixties film, “Le Mans” starring Steve McQueen who also became instantly associated with the TAG Heuer Monaco watch he stylized on his wrist whilst filming. During this time, a friend of Heuer, Jo Siffert, who drove the Porsche 917 was also the driving coach of Steve McQueen for the movie, and this is how the story pulls together all three elements of the Monaco watch’s success. The famous motorsport racing Monaco watch was elevated once again in 2007 when TAG Heuer decided to launch a special Monaco edition adorned in the famous blue and orange Gulf livery. It became an instant success and a highly coveted collectable amongst racing fans and devoted Monaco watch collectors alike.

 

 

Released in time for Watches and Wonders 2022, TAG Heuer unveils a new Monaco Gulf watch, housed in a refined design and fitted with the company’s in-house developed Heuer 02 movement for the very first time. The iconic square-shaped design of the Monaco has received a makeover with a little twist in the form of its dark blue, turquoise and orange colour scheme. Here in the dial, the Gulf colours, along with the key design codes of the Monaco, are fused together. Interestingly, the chronograph minute counter has been decorated in all three colours of the Gulf logo for the first time ever. Also a premier is the all-white Gulf logo above the small second scale at 6 o’clock. Let’s take a closer look at the new 2022 TAG Heuer Monaco Gulf Special Edition watch in a little more detail…

 

The Monaco Gulf’s dial

 

As mentioned, there are some subtle yet tasteful differences in the dial of this newest TAG Heuer Monaco Gulf watch. The blue opaline and sunray finish dial creates the perfect backdrop for its contrasting turquoise, white and orange accents. The chronograph counters are laid out in their usual format – a silver opaline 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock in turquoise and orange accents and a silver 12-hour totaliser at 9 o’clock – both of which mirror the square profile of the Monaco’s case. The small second scale at 6 o’clock sits between the date window below it and the Gulf logo above it. The chronograph central second hand is highlighted in a vibrant orange colour, whilst the central hour and minute hands have been treated with Super-LumiNova for enhanced legibility. Lastly, the oversized 60 numeral standing at the top of the dial injects unmistakable sporty tones into the display, protected of course, by a domed and bevelled scratch-resistant and anti-reflective sapphire crystal glass front.

 

 

The Monaco Gulf’s case and movement

 

The square-shaped stainless steel case of this new TAG Heuer Monaco Gulf Special Edition watch measures a diameter of 39mm and features a screw-down stainless steel caseback with a transparent sapphire crystal glass exhibition feature. Here a TAG Heuer personalised oscillating mass can be admired along with a specially engraved column wheel that matches the colour of the Gulf orange Pantone. This flagship in-house chronograph movement charts a new course for the Monaco Gulf watch. It features 33 jewels and a rapid date correction function, along with a power reserve of 80 hours. The Calibre HEUER02 Automatic movement also performs at a rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour. It sits inside a 100-meter water-resistant case fitted to a perforated blue calfskin leather strap with a stylish orange lining. The perforated holes along the strap are now a different size to reflect the original straps fitted to Monaco models of the past.

 

 

Lastly, the new eagerly-anticipated TAG Heuer Monaco Gulf Special Edition watch comes completed inside a genuine TAG Heuer presentation box alongside a luxurious travel pouch for those leading an on-the-go lifestyle. More information on the new Monaco Gulf watch can be explored here, or you can call our Jura Watches sales team on 01335 453453 and register your interest with our Watches and Wonders 2022 pre-ordering system.

 

Technical specifications of the new TAG Heuer Monaco Gulf Special Edition watch

  • Case: 39mm – stainless steel – domed and bevelled sapphire crystal glass front – sapphire exhibition caseback – screwed caseback – 100-meter water-resistant
  • Dial: Dark blue sunray – opaline-filled 30-minute and 12-hour chronograph counters – Super-LumiNova-coated hands – date window and small seconds scale at 6 o’clock – white Gulf logo – turquoise and orange accents on chronograph minute counter – vivid orange chronograph second hand – 60-minute marking at the top of the minute scale
  • Movement: Calibre HEUER02 – automatic – in-house developed – 80-hour power reserve – 28,800 vibrations per hour – 33 jewels – chronograph seconds, minutes and hours – central hours and minutes – small seconds, date
  • Strap: Dark blue – redesigned perforated leather – alsavel orange lining – stainless steel folding clasp – double safety push buttons
  • Reference: CBL2115.FC6494
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