2018 Monaco Gulf "First Victory" 50th Anniversary CAW211T

  1. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jun 12, 2018

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    Late last year I mentioned that the general release of the Gulf Monaco (ref. CAW211R) would get a new reference number to distinguish the watch from the US-only availability in 2017. I was surprised when the watch was launched with exactly the same reference.

    Now we finally see CAW211T
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    It's a limited edition of only 50 watches with the lighter blue stripe, a black (instead of blue) strap and a new caseback
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    All photos courtesy of Monochrome here: https://monochrome-watches.com/tag-...1-gulf-50th-anniversary-caw211t-review-price/
     
  2. Yago

    Yago Jun 12, 2018

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    Hard to tell from a picture but the blue dial seems a bit lighter than the standard gulf edition. Although vintage gulf blue I don’t think the colour combo works as well as the unlimited edition. Why not go gulf blue and orange all the way?
     
  3. Hubert

    Hubert Jun 12, 2018

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    Depending on the picture, the end result does not appear to be as satisfying as last year's GULF model (CAW211R).

    Aside from the lighter GULF Blue on the stripes, from what I can tell from some of the article's pictures, the base-dial on this new one appears to be brighter, one may think to resemble the one found on the regular production CAW221P (full blue) McQueen Monaco.
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    Whereas the base-dial on last year's GULF model seems like a darker metallic starburst blue.
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  4. Hubert

    Hubert Jun 12, 2018

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    In the end, I can't really tell from the pictures found on the Monochrome article, as there is too much variance among them. As this side-by-side shows, some have deep rich colors, while others look washed-out. Makes me wonder if they were taken from two different prototypes? Or if they Photoshopped it to be too rich?

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  5. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Jun 12, 2018

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    The red/orange clash still doesn't work!
     
  6. Hubert

    Hubert Jun 12, 2018

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    TAG Heuer has posted an official image
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  7. Hubert

    Hubert Jun 12, 2018

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  8. Hubert

    Hubert Jun 12, 2018

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    More official pictures:
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  9. Hubert

    Hubert Jun 12, 2018

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    Hubert Jun 13, 2018

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  12. Yago

    Yago Jun 13, 2018

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    Mr Dempsey appears to be wearing a blue strap. Nice watch, not a great one though. Bound to sell out quickly, still available now... I should probably wait for next year’s 50th anniversary model (if any and reasonably priced). How do you improve the standard Mcqueen?
     
  13. Hubert

    Hubert Jun 13, 2018

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    Yes, Patrick Dempsey is wearing last year's model. I ordered the new one a few hours ago, but depending on the color tones, I may return it.
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  14. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Jun 13, 2018

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    That box!!! OK, the box and exclusivity of the "50th" might make the price difference for the "T" worth it over the "R". And of course TAG Heuer finally got the blue stripe color correct, as it should have been on last year's model.
     
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  15. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Jun 13, 2018

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    This is amazing :eek::)

    As usual it did not take long for King @Hubert to place an order :D
     
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  16. El Matarife

    El Matarife Jun 13, 2018

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    Yes sir. It is the correct Zenith Blue of the Gulf Racing team and not the darker blue of the Gulf Oil company. The "wrong" colour blue on the previous Monaco Gulf is the only reason I've been unsure about buying one. I worry that it would annoy me every time I look at the face. THIS is the watch I have been waiting for. I wonder if I can possibly get one.
     
  17. TonyStark

    TonyStark Jun 13, 2018

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    Pre orders all gone now I think

    I'm becoming more and more interested in a Monaco but not a gulf one. Although i like it as a general piece of aesthetics, A plainer face design would be more likely to get worn by me
     
  18. Yago

    Yago Jun 13, 2018

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    I had one in my cart a few hours ago but ultimately passed. Even my wife said I should get one... stranger things. It's gonna be the (standard) Mcqueen or the 2019 anniversary edition. If David doesn't drain my budget with another spectacular LE..
     
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  19. TonyStark

    TonyStark Jun 13, 2018

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    I quite like the look of the caw211b. It will be interesting to see what 2019 brings for monaco though!
     
  20. abrod520

    abrod520 Jun 13, 2018

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    Yet another limited edition, undistinguishable from the regular production model - much less the previous one

    ::facepalm1::
     
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