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2017 / 2018 TAG Heuer Monaco '50th Anniversary of Gulf Racing' - Special Edition (CAW211R)

  1. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Aug 18, 2017

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    Aaah maan they are so cool all of them! When will yours be delivered @Hubert ?

    To be honest I have never tried on a Monaco, have a long way to nearest AD but next time I will definately try one on. The sunburst dial calibre 12 would be my choice if my watch budget ever will be that large :)
     
  2. Hubert

    Hubert TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member Aug 18, 2017

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    Thanks! The site says: "Preorder (Product will be shipped starting on September 15th, 2017)"
    Try a Monaco the next time you see one on a store. I think it will become an object of lust there after. ;)
     
  3. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Aug 18, 2017

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    I tried on that Monaco 24 once, it was in the Bicester outlet for about £7,000... I told myself I didn't like it because I couldn't afford it. But it was cool...
     
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  4. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Aug 18, 2017

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    I do the same with cars. Telling myself I dont like BMW, Audi Q7 etc :p
     
  5. jberb55

    jberb55 Aug 18, 2017

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    Hi Hubert, thanks for this thread... There is so little information and hype available on the internet. I learned of the watch when I randomly went to tagheuer.com, looking for information on the Connected Modular.

    Did they charge your card when you preordered, or will they charge it when it ships?

    Does anyone know if this "special edition" is a "limited edition"? Is the caseback numbered, or distinguishable from the regular blue Cal11 version? Is any of the packaging special?
     
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  6. abrod520

    abrod520 Aug 18, 2017

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    Ah, I see... they've just updated it with the original-style dial markers and hands. Well good on them, I'm still not into it but it doesn't give me subconscious heebie-jeebies like the "radial" style Monaco dials

    I am glad TAG is circulating more sunburst dials though, IMO it's a major point of attraction for the early Chronomatic models
     
  7. Hubert

    Hubert TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member Aug 18, 2017

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    Yes, I love the sunburst dials too; especially the early Chronomatic dials that you referenced. I think this new model will show it's design much better when in direct sunlight. In principle, the grey goes better with the color scheme, but they already did that once, so I fully recognized their need to use a different color (blue) on this new one.
     
  8. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Aug 19, 2017

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    OMG! I love this new version. But I already have the Gulf Grey LE. It's very similar and makes it hard justifying getting this new one. So tempted, so tempted!!!

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  9. Hubert

    Hubert TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member Aug 19, 2017

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    You've got the best one from the old catalogue! :thumbsup:
     
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  10. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Aug 19, 2017

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    Good questions! I'd like to know the answers to these as well.
     
  11. Hubert

    Hubert TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member Aug 19, 2017

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    Your credit card gets charged in full when you place the preorder.

    The website states: "Preorder (Product will be shipped starting on September 15th, 2017)"

    This is a "Special Edition". It does not look like it will be numbered.

    No word yet on the box or packaging.
     
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  12. Hubert

    Hubert TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member Aug 19, 2017

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    Here's the 2nd official video; I updated the 1st post with this video for easy access.
     
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  13. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Aug 19, 2017

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    Get it. One is tag heuer the other one is heuer. :thumbsup:
     
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  14. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Aug 19, 2017

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    Otto, you are a very silly man. And that TAG looks better than the new one! See how the second hand is orange...
     
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  15. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Aug 19, 2017

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    Thanks for the reply. That sucks that they charge your card in full and the watch doesn't ship for about a month. If I do buy the watch, I may wait until shipment starts. If it's not a "Limited Edition", I don't think they'll run out. I'm not sure what "Special Edition" means in Tag Heuer speak. I suppose they'll build as many as they want, but only offer the watch for a given time period.

    It's also interesting that they only offer the watch on-line in the US, which means no haggling on the price. (I live in the US.) I wonder if outside the US the watch will be sold at dealers and boutique stores?
     
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  16. imagwai

    imagwai Aug 19, 2017

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    I guess I'm in the minority here but I prefer the red second hand to the orange.
     
  17. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Aug 19, 2017

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    Hahaha. Well I'm sure the box and papers will have "Tag Heuer" on it somewhere.

    I'm really on the fence about getting it. I don't have a huge collection of watches, but I do also own a Breitling Navitimer, Omega Speedmaster, and Rolex Submariner. My Gulf Grey LE is a favorite and I get more comments on the Gulf from strangers than any of my other watches. It has sentimental value, so I don't want to sell it. I really love the new watch, but it's hard to justify having both.

    I do wish the hands of the CAW211R were Orange (like my Grey) instead of Red. But I really like the dark blue sun burst dial and the strap looks awesome. As I don't own the blue McQueen CAW211P, one would think I should get that watch. But for some reason I'm just more drawn to these Monaco Gulf editions.
     
  18. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Aug 19, 2017

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    Mspeedster,
    Have you thought about the Monaco 24 Concept?
     
  19. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Aug 19, 2017

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    I have, when it first came out. But I passed, as it was too big for my wrist and it didn't have the "Gulf" logo on it. I actually bought my Gulf Grey while on an international business trip from an AD about 6+ years ago, because for some reason (trademark licensing perhaps?) the Gulf Grey wasn't sold in the US.

    Ironic, because as far as I can tell, so far the US is the only country to get this new Special Edition Gulf. I set my VPN so my computer would emulate various countries. I tried Canada, UK, Switzerland, Germany and Japan; none of these countries had anything about this watch on their Tag Heuer websites.
     
  20. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Aug 19, 2017

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    I actually quite like that the Concept doesn't have the Gulf logo on it actually, but if it's too big it's too big. It is a chunky watch...