Of course they were. What utter horseshit.
Damn, I'm going to have to totally rewrite my post that I wrote last night. One of the positives I gave was that I liked that it was just a new colour without any b/s historical justification. Sigh...
So here's my issue, the wristroll video, Anthony.do's pictures and Adam's photos look like three different watches. How are we supposed to judge without seeing it... which we can't because, well, no deposit and it's gone. I don't hate the watch, but I really hate this game.
LOL. The vintage patina of blue turning purple is mentioned in Monochrome's article too. https://monochrome-watches.com/intr...l-limited-edition-cbl2118-fc6518-specs-price/
(Of course they were also the ones who said the "60" on the Gulf model was because it's a historic racing number on Porsche 917s. Wrong, it was just the font used that was supposed to be historic, not the number itself.)
I'll make it a bit more frustrating for you to get the true picture of the dial. I took a snapshot of the Tag IG story for the watch, and it shows a much more even & blended purple distribution on the outside of the minute markers. We know that this is a lot of photoshop, but somehow I personally like this photoshopped dial
Are they really so desperate? Can they really not see that we see through this nonsense.
So far I like the wristroll video the best, by far.
I'd guess it might be the most representative. Like the green dial, the color shifts in the dial will make photos of it look different depending on the lighting and angle. OTOH, the wrist roll video lets you see some of that color shift in action.
Interestingly not available online. Was it the same for the green?
The outer dial is more or less black, at the very least a very dark purple and is not metallic like the center of the dial.
I believe the green Monaco was available online (for a day or two).
They don't care.
Yes I recall the green being on-line too, but they were gone pretty quick.
I wonder if TAG is thinking MoonSwatch and shifting towards their Boutiques rather than on-line sales?
If I remember correctly, the green Monaco was available for many days on line - I assume until stock ran out.
I got mine there and had no issues.
wow i am envying this one i've had lordmatic before but never purple.
In retracing last year's Green Monaco H02 thread, the watch went live on Apr 22, 2021 and was first showing "out of stock" on TH's website by Apr 25 in the UK & US. Maybe it was available on-line in other countries a bit longer. Of course the Boutiques had some too.
But it seems this Purple one can only be bought via the TH Boutiques.
Mentioned some of this to my AD, “boutiques and on line sales only! TH are shafting the regular dealers” he reckons some of ‘special’ pieces he could sell and has been asked for, but clients miss out because they approach the AD and then miss out online due to timing. He now sells more Omega than TH now makes up in other marques too.
That's unfortunately the model many watch companies are trying to move to these days. Boutiques offer better returns since they don't need to wholesale watches to ADs, and they can control the sales experience better. Whether that works out for the customer is another matter though, since they refuse to offer discounts almost always.
Its sad if some models get confined to boutiques only. I can see the benefit for the company in doing so as @abrod520 highlighted, but the genuine customers get screwed simply because of where they live. The purple Monaco for example, it's not being released in India, or in a lot of places in the Middle East. There is only 1 piece getting released in Qatar, 2 in Saudi Arabia and a few in UAE - but that's it. I've already got a few requests from close friends in my watch groups to buy the purple Monaco for them, but sadly 6000 £ is not something you have lying around
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