What we have here isn’t anything particularly new or profoundly innovative… However, it positively is one cool edition of perhaps the most notorious hustling chronographs ever: the TAG Heuer Monaco Caliber 11 – you know, the watch worn by the “King of Cool”, Steve McQueen, in movie Le Mans. Made particularly for the French market (without a solitary reference to France in its design), exceptionally restricted underway, and with a dial that reviews a specific “Dark Lord”, here is the TAG Heuer Monaco Caliber 11 France Edition.
What we have here is such a blend between a few watches from the current inventory (the Heritage-motivated Monaco CAW211P and the Monza 40th commemoration ) along for certain components of an exact vintage watch, the profoundly desired and uncommon Monaco “Black Lord” (the one with a dark covered case and a dark dial with orange accents). To put it plainly, a blend that could either be 1. very hazardous and uneven, or 2, a watch that can converse with vintage fans and be very cool… Question is: indeed, there is no doubt; this TAG Heuer Monaco Caliber 11 France Edition CAW211S.FC6375 is choice 2.
In itself, this France Edition of the Monaco Caliber 11 is just another dial and an alternate tie (which actually is the hustling style, poke hole lash found on the Heritage Monza ). Its case, measurements and development (the programmed chronograph type 11, with crown on the left side) are indistinguishable from the Monaco Caliber 11 “Steve McQueen” ref. CAW211P . No issue with that, this is an excellent base.
What is new here is essentially the dial, which takes a turned around panda look and a bare methodology. I imply that the dial disposes of the on a level plane applied files found on the McQueen form, and just shows the round moment/second track. In the event that the Dark Lord was completely dark, this Monaco Caliber 11 France Edition will in general go near the first, with its matte dark dial and, its coolest detail, the velvety “faux-patina” records and hands’ lume (the hands are likewise marginally extraordinary, with a strong size and made in cleaned steel).
Some shaded accents breath life into the dial of this France Edition, with red applied on the Monaco logo and the hands identified with the chronograph. Likewise, the dial just shows the vintage “Heuer” logo. The remainder of the watch, which means its 39mm x 39mm steel case, with brushed and cleaned surfaces, the crown on the left side like the first forms or the ETA-based programmed development with Dubois-Depraz module are equivalent to the norm, around the world disseminated rendition with blue dial.
So how to get one and what number of will be delivered? This TAG Heuer Monaco Caliber 11 France Edition CAW211S.FC6375 is a 200-piece restricted edition, and just saved for the French market (both the authority shops of the brand, or some chose retailers). It accessible as of now and estimated at EUR 5,500. Possibly a smart thought to consider a sentimental end of the week in Paris with your better-half… More subtleties at: www.tagheuer.com .