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TAG Heuer Monaco V4 Next Generation


TAG Heuer Celebrates 150 Years of Pioneering Innovation with a 60-piece Limited Edition of its Transmission Belt-driven Monaco

The double-patented watch is nominated as “Design Watch of the Year” for the 2010 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève Awards

First unveiled at BaselWorld 2004, the double-patented MONACO V4 is the world’s first watch with a high-yield mechanical belt drives and a linear rewinding system.

In this new “Next Generation” version, the case is bigger (41mm instead of 39mm) and made of polished 18kt rose gold with fine-brushed silicon nitride “ceramic” inserts.

Other rose gold components are the hand-applied faceted indeces on the dial, the minute and hour hands, the small second hand at 4 o’clock, the thermo-lacquered crown at 3 o’clock, and the strap’s folding buckle. The strap itself is a soft, large-scale alligator, with anthracite hand stitching, titanium inserts and a rubberized leather lining. 


Inside, and visible through the timepiece’s AR-coated sapphire crystal front and back, the V4’s avant-garde architecture remains unchanged (tungsten ingot linear mass, two pairs of barrels in series, set in parallel and linked by belts), but the finishes have been completely revisited, with a high-resistance black ruthenium coating on the back plate and the Cotes de Geneva decorated bridges.

The black juxtaposes with the white “V4” and “TAG Heuer” engravings on the dial, and with the patented transmission and rewind white belts, now in high-contrast, high-tech white polymers exclusively developed for this version.


Written by kevin

November 6, 2010 at 11:49 pm

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