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

  1. archer911carrera

    archer911carrera Sep 22, 2017

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    I like the fact that "TAG" is absent from the dial although I do love the previous version and had I been on top of things would have bought one new back in the day (Mspeedster's is fantastic). The shade of red used in the new version is very retro and I think works well on both the hands and pips. The horizontal markers were a plus for me although I didn't expect them to be so highly polished.

    On the down side the blue radial is hard to see except in very strong light and the strap, although aesthetically appropriate and attractive does not stink of quality as I would like it to.

    It would be cool if they did a rattrapante version some day.
     
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  2. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Sep 22, 2017

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  3. abrod520

    abrod520 Sep 22, 2017

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    Tasty strap. @Calibre11 you wouldn't happen to know who TAG's OEM strap supplier is, would you?
     
  4. BPD

    BPD Sep 22, 2017

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  5. BPD

    BPD Sep 22, 2017

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    Congrats on the watch :thumbsup:
     
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  6. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Sep 23, 2017

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  8. Gambba

    Gambba Sep 23, 2017

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    But the issue there is the sub dials being white on this new Monaco, making white accents and hands lost I feel.
     
  9. PvOmega

    PvOmega Sep 24, 2017

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  10. elbeik

    elbeik Sep 24, 2017

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    22mm
     
  11. PvOmega

    PvOmega Sep 24, 2017

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    Thanks, I'm presuming it's an 18mm at buckle end?
     
  12. elbeik

    elbeik Sep 24, 2017

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    I don't have my Monaco any longer, but if I am not mistaken it tapers to 20.
     
  13. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Sep 25, 2017

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    The Gulf Grey version has white sub dials and the same colored hands as the Gulf Black. I don't think the colors get lost at all with white sub dials.

    I don't mind the red accents on this new Gulf 50th, but it does make the watch look very busy. Still feel orange hands like the previous 2 versions would have been better, but I guess they needed to make this one more different. Overall its a very nice piece for Monaco Gulf fans. Having said that, I do wonder about the appeal for people who could care less about Gulf Racing.
     
  14. abrod520

    abrod520 Sep 25, 2017

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  15. archer911carrera

    archer911carrera Sep 25, 2017

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    I don't care about Gulf Racing but I bought the watch anyway.
    The Gulf logo and the colors and proportions of the graphic elements used on the dial, and the Monaco itself, makes this a period watch that reminds me of an era that I much prefer to the way things are now. I'm a "car guy" so tasteful designs such as these get my attention.

    The watch will push buttons with some people who will spend the cash. I had two guys at cars and coffee ask me about it yesterday. It's the first time in years of attendance that anyone ever noticed what watch I was wearing.
     
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  16. elbeik

    elbeik Sep 25, 2017

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    Aaron at combat-straps could make you something similar, and at a better price.
    And I am talking based on personal experiences.
     
  17. Hubert

    Hubert TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member Sep 25, 2017

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    Nice! If you feel inclined to share your car/s, you can do so at this thread.
    https://forums.calibre11.com/threads/readers-drives-whats-your-current-motor.53802/
     
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  18. archer911carrera

    archer911carrera Sep 25, 2017

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    Thanks for the kind words and the link. I did participate in that thread a while back but attracted a "hater" that had to mention the only thing he had was a Vauxhal van...so I deleted my pics and checked out.

    BTW for what it's worth I watched the film "McLaren" last night and must say it was an exemplary film and increased my respect for Bruce McLaren exponentially. Maybe some of you guys would enjoy the film too.
     
  19. Hubert

    Hubert TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member Sep 25, 2017

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    Very nice! I haven't had the chance to see that documentary, but I've been very interested in it, hence my thread. :) https://forums.calibre11.com/threads/mclaren-documentary.53733/
     
  20. archer911carrera

    archer911carrera Sep 26, 2017

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    Hubert. Very good on that thread! It's available on Apple TV in the U.S. and well worth seeing.