Yesterday, we presented the new norm, current, exemplary Monaco watch, presently outfitted with in-house type Heuer 02 supplanting the currently stopped blue-dial Monaco Caliber 12… The finish of a time. Is it, truly? Indeed, before forever turning the page on the Caliber 12, TAG Heuer has an exceptional shock, with another restricted edition… Meet the TAG Heuer Monaco Caliber 12 Final Edition.
As we clarified yesterday, there’s another exemplary TAG Heuer Monaco in lieu of the Caliber 12 model. To make things understood, TAG is stopping one reference just, the more present day, marginally more rich and more customary adaptation of the Monaco. This implies the blue dial variant with a sunray-brushed completion, outspread applied records and inside the case, an ETA/Sellita secluded chronograph development with the crown traditionally situated at 3 o’clock. This model, the reference CAW2111, is currently out of the assortment. Then again, don’t stress over the vintage-roused Caliber 11 watch, with matte blue dial, even applied files and crown at 9 o’clock. This one is still produced.
So, to bid farewell to the Monaco Caliber 12, preceding the new Monaco Heuer 02 hits the stores, the brand uncovers another restricted edition watch named “Monaco Calibre 12 Final Edition”. Don’t expect a lot of advancement compared to the standard Caliber 12 watch however. This variant is just about an alternate dial… yet a decent one!
If you know your Heuer and TAG Heuer history, a dark dial Monaco ought to be no more interesting to you… Think of reference 1133B, the mid 1970s model with Caliber 11; it highlighted a brushed dim dial with dark sub-counters. What’s more, more as of late, there’s reference CAW211B, a 2010 watch dependent on the blue Steve McQueen with present day Caliber 11. Here once more, a gently brushed dark dial (not all that articulated however) and dark sub-counters.
Well, blend these components and here you have the new Monaco Caliber 12 Final Edition.
The dial of this new restricted edition is ruthenium hued (an uncommon metal having a place with the platinum gathering, with a dim dark tone) and has the mark vertically brushed design. Likewise, the sub-dials have the customary dark opaline completion. The hands and outspread applied lists are rhodium-plated and the chronograph hand is lacquered in red – these subtleties moderately devoted to the vintage 1133B and bringing about a lovely design.
For the rest, no emotional advancements on this TAG Heuer Monaco Caliber 12 Final Edition, which retains all the determinations of past editions, which means a 39mm x 39mm steel case, chamfered sapphire, 100m water-obstruction, pushers and crown at 3 o’clock, Caliber 12 running inside – fundamentally, a Sellita-delivered 2894-2 – and a dark croc lash with collapsing clasp.
The TAG Heuer Monaco Caliber 12 Final Edition is a restricted edition of 1,000 pieces, evaluated at CHF 5,800 – EUR 5,400 – USD 5,950. More subtleties at tagheuer.com .