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

  1. Hubert

    Hubert TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member Aug 19, 2017

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    I interpret 'Special Edition' the same as you.

    David indicated on the other thread that:
    "This is a US-only edition given the restrictions on the licensing of the Gulf logo and brand."
     
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  2. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Aug 19, 2017

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    Still, it's quite strange that it's the opposite situation of the Gulf Grey, where it seemed the US was left out, while other countries got it. I guess Tag Heuer is making up for that by allowing US folks the "exclusive" opportunity to buy this one. But I find it hard to believe that Tag Heuer can't sell it in other countries, since the previous Gulf logo-ed Monaco versions and the Gulf logo-ed F1 watch were pretty much sold everywhere except the US.
     
  3. Hubert

    Hubert TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member Aug 19, 2017

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    Yes, very strange, but better late than never! ;)
     
  4. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Aug 20, 2017

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    I agree the tag heuer one is looking better.

    Not a big fan of unicorn crown.

    :D
     
  5. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Aug 20, 2017

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    That's better! ::psy::
     
  6. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Aug 21, 2017

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    Wish there was more info and live pics of this watch. Anxiously waiting for Sept, when Hubert gets one.
    I want one, but I might just see if I can order that strap. It would give my Gulf Grey 95% of the look of the CAW211R.
     
  7. Betta

    Betta Aug 24, 2017

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    Lovely re-issue.
    Is this a US market only watch?
    Or will it available internationally?
    Anyone knows?
     
  8. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Aug 24, 2017

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    US only.
     
  9. Betta

    Betta Aug 24, 2017

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    Too bad its not for international release.
    Will love to have if the price is right.
     
  10. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Aug 29, 2017

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  11. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Aug 29, 2017

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    ^I noticed that as well when reading the Hodinkee article. I hope it's an issue with the photo color quality and the the Gulf logo is really white, not light blue. But the other white lettering is white, so it makes me wonder...
     
  12. Hubert

    Hubert TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member Aug 29, 2017

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    I hope that is just a prototype. The official shots show the Gulf logo in "white/cream".
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  13. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Aug 29, 2017

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    The outline around the Gulf logo is blue in both the Tag Heuer photo and the Hodinkee photo. But the background behind the word "Gulf" definitely should be white, as that's how the logo is supposed to look. If it ends up being blue, that's a negative for me. It's all about the details.
     
  14. Hubert

    Hubert TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member Aug 29, 2017

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    I honestly don't think the logo background for the text will be blue. The picture from Baselworld also shows this being white/cream.
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  15. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Aug 29, 2017

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    I really hope you're right. But I'm beginning to wonder if Tag Heuer had to alter the logo slightly to sell the watch in the US, for whatever the same reason they didn't/couldn't sell the Gulf Grey (which has the exact Gulf logo) in the US.

    I would think the watch at Baselworld would be the first prototype pre-dating the one Hodinkee has, unless theirs is an alternate proto. Perhaps I'm being paranoid and overthinking it. We'll know soon enough when more pics start to surface.
     
  16. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Aug 30, 2017

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    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Aug 30, 2017

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  18. Hubert

    Hubert TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member Aug 30, 2017

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  19. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Aug 30, 2017

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    Nice update to your article.

    My first thought when seeing the blue Gulf logo background was that the Hodinkee image was a stock digital image but somehow the color got messed up. Really can't wait now to see a live picture of the production watch.

    Any idea how long Tag Heuer will offer this Special Edition for sale?
     
  20. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Aug 30, 2017

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    Nice spot Hubert.

    No, not sure how long it will be on sale for. I expect that we will see a lot more short-run watches in the future, especially those aimed at online sales.