At Watches & Wonders 2022 the stage got set to witness the return of a motorsports classic. We’re referring to the iconic blue and orange Golf edition of the TAG Heuer. At first glance it looks very similar to previous editions with some minor design tweaks. But, the interior marks the first time TAG Heuer has ever equipped it with an in-house automatic caliber. This change alone should get many “off to the races” in wanting to wrist up on the latest iteration of this classic chronograph, which pays a tribute to the days Jack Heuer ran the show at TAG Heuer.The 39mm case is made of stainless-steel in the iconic square shape with a vertically brushed surface that contrasts with polished finish accents.On the flip-side is a sapphire exhibition caseback that allows a view into the inner workings of the mechanical movement.It comes equipped with two steel alternate shaped push-buttons on the right-side of the case to operate the chronograph functions. But unlike in previous editions the setting-crown has been placed on the right-side of the case, instead of the less common left-side, as was a custom for this particular model.All topped by a domed and beveled scratch-resistant sapphire crystal that assists with water-resistance reaching up to 100 meters (330 feet).Time is exhibited on a brushed blue sun-ray dial with round hour index markers, followed by smaller ring of minute index markers circling within the square dial frame. Towards the right-side of the dial the sunray blue gives way to the blue and orange Gulf stripes, as an homage. There are two sloped silver opaline square sub-dials with orange and turquoise accents: a 30-minute counter at the 3 o’clock position and a 12 hour counter at the 9 o’clock position.The central rhodium plated, polished finished hands, and faceted applied hour index markers, have all been fitted with a Super-LumiNova coating, for an enhanced legibility. There is also a white date aperture located at the 6 o’clock position. Plus a discreet sub-seconds without any numerals, while hovering above it is the Gulf logo.
TAG Heuer Monaco Gulf Special Edition
The “TAG Heuer Monaco Gulf Special Edition” (Ref#: CBL2115.FC6494) is powered by the in-house self-winding mechanical movement, caliber Heuer 02 with 33 jewels and 28,800 Vph. Power reserve on this watch can last up to 80 hours, when fully wound.Mounted on the watch is a TAG Heuer blue perforated calfskin leather strap with Alsavel orange lining, secured to the wrist by a stainless-steel push button deployment clasp.This is a special, non-limited edition that will become available by May 2022. For more information just visit the official TAG Heuer website here.
MSRP: $7,050.00 USD