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

  1. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Aug 30, 2017

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    Given Tag's history, what's your view of "short run"? A few months or a year or so?
     
  2. Calibre11

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

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    I'm guessing, but I would expect a few weeks/ months rather than a year
     
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  3. Hubert

    Hubert TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member Aug 30, 2017

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    For what is worth I called TAG Heuer in the US when this was announced a few weeks ago and asked how many watches they were planning to make. I was told the number would depend on the amount of pre-orders. That is the reason why I decided to place my pre-order then, because I didn't want to be left "sold-out"!
     
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  4. Calibre11

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

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    This is what TAG Heuer called (used to call?) ADIS. Back in the day, this meant "Animation Dial Information Sheet", but came to mean a category of watch that was limited run, but not a limited edition. It works exactly the way that Hubert describes- they show a watch, take the orders and make that number of watches. Typically, they don't make them again and a dealer can't re-order ADIS
     
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  5. Hubert

    Hubert TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member Aug 30, 2017

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    ^ Good to know ADIS term. Thanks!
     
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    Hubert TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member Aug 30, 2017

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  7. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Aug 30, 2017

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    Arrg, they're showing the blue background on the Gulf logo too!

    "The special edition piece is only available in the United States (through 2017) and currently available for pre-sale until the end of the day on September 15 on TAGHeuer.com. Price: $5,900"

    I read that one of two ways: 1) The watch is only on sale until through 2017. Or 2) it's only on sale in the US through 2017, but after that might be available to the rest of the world or other markets.
     
  8. Hubert

    Hubert TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member Aug 30, 2017

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    Given what we've heard so far, it would be #1 - (SE exclusive to the US market).
     
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  9. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Aug 30, 2017

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    This article has some additional information. However, it seems to contradict the notion that it will be an "on-line exclusive" only. (They also show the "blue" logo. I'm beginning to think that's how the watch will be.)

    http://www.watchprosite.com/tag-heu...-racing-special-edition-/737.1150766.8963951/
     
  10. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Aug 31, 2017

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    Pics in the comments from this article!

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    I noticed that the clasp above is the TAG Heuer clasp, not the Heuer clasp. Assume this is the same prototype from Baselworld, not a production watch.
     
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  11. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Aug 31, 2017

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  12. Hubert

    Hubert TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member Aug 31, 2017

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  14. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Aug 31, 2017

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    I like it when someone pointed out it's DUCK EGG blue ! Spot on !
     
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  15. Hubert

    Hubert TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member Sep 1, 2017

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    http://www.ablogtowatch.com/tag-heuer-monaco-gulf-special-edition-watch/
     
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  16. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Sep 1, 2017

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    I read that too. Wasn't going to say anything, cuz I know I'm just repeating myself at this point, but I wish I knew for sure about how long this watch will be offered. This article is like the other one I posted, which indicates it will go on sale at dealers once the pre-sale period is done on Sept 15.

    "The TAG Heuer Monaco Gulf Special Edition is not limited by the number of watches produced but it is a US-only edition. From now until September 15, 2017, it is available online on TAG's website. After that date, the watch will be presented at Watch Time's exhibition in New York and will be available at retailers in the US."
     
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  17. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Sep 2, 2017

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    Mspeedster Sep 15, 2017

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    From aBlogtoWatch on IG.

    One detail that I've also noticed is the blue stripe on this version appears darker in certain photos than the Duck Egg Blue stripe on the Gulf Grey or Gulf Black. But it could just be the lighting.

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  19. Hubert

    Hubert TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member Sep 15, 2017

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    The white balance on that picture is throwing all the colors off.
     
  20. Hubert

    Hubert TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member Sep 21, 2017

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    Teaser shot of the box!
     
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