ONE of the most awaited TAG Heuer watches is back with a new refined version, including for the first time ever, the in-house movement, Heuer 02.
The Swiss luxury watch manufacturer has released a new edition of its iconic TAG Heuer Monaco made in partnership with Gulf.
The co-creation wears the legendary colours and design of the Gulf brand and is equipped with the Heuer 02 – a premiere for the Monaco Gulf edition.
Eagerly awaited by watch collectors, the new TAG Heuer Monaco Gulf is a Special Edition timepiece.
The Monaco Gulf’s story begins with the passion for top-tier of motorsport. The Gulf brand became iconic in the world of racing thanks to its defining livery of vibrant blue and vivid orange which adorned the teams that it sponsored.
In the golden era of racing spanning the 1960s and 1970s their main partner would be JW Automotive Engineering, a name that has left an indelible mark on the history of endurance racing.
JW Automotive Engineering is perhaps most clearly remembered for its involvement in the 24 Hours of Le Mans with overall wins in 1968, 1969 and 1975. In addition, the team fielded entries in 1970 and 1971 with some of the most celebrated drivers of the era, including the famed Swiss pilot Jo Siffert, aboard the technical tour de force that was the Porsche 917.
Siffert was a friend of Heuer, one of the first ambassadors as we know them today, and also the driving coach of Steve McQueen for his movie Le Mans. This is how the connection with Gulf, TAG Heuer and Porsche first came to life: the Porsche 917 in the signature colours of Gulf and Siffert at the wheel, that would lead to the association with McQueen who drove the same car in the mythical movie, wearing the Monaco on his wrist.
When all of these elements are seen together it is clear why this partnership is one of legends, elevating the Monaco even further in its iconic status.
In 2007, in honour of this defining association, TAG Heuer decided to create a Monaco edition using the Gulf colours and since then, each timepiece from this special collection was a great success and highly collectible.
For the 2022 edition, TAG Heuer strikes once again with an even more stunning version of the Monaco Gulf Edition. More refined, with a beautiful design and Heuer 02 movement that is housed in the fine brushed and polished steel case, the TAG Heuer Monaco Gulf Special Edition is a true eye-catcher.
On the back of the TAG Heuer Monaco Gulf Special Edition, the TAG Heuer designers worked on a personalised version of the oscillating mass and column wheel with a special engraving coloured to match the Gulf orange pantone.
To complete the sporty but sophisticated look of the watch, the strap is made of perforated blue calfskin leather and an orange lining. Although the strap has the typical perforation made especially for the Monaco Gulf editions, the holes now have different sizes, a reflection of the design originally fitted to Monaco models in the 1970s, that bring a touch of the past to this Special Edition timepiece.
The TAG Heuer Monaco Gulf Special Edition watch comes with a new packaging featuring a box and a special travel pouch, also using the refreshed Gulf colours.