2018 Monaco Gulf "First Victory" 50th Anniversary CAW211T

  1. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jun 17, 2018

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  2. Gambba

    Gambba Jun 18, 2018

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    The only thing maybe that changes things is the standard gulf Monaco is simply a special edition, and not limited by numbers I believe. The Gulf 50 is properly limited and I think has enough changes to really appeal to motorsports enthusiasts that bit more than the regular one. I’m not sure I get it myself as think the regular one should have had the lighter blue and brighter orange stripe from the start.

    It is a fine line on all of theses edition type watches and do agree the constant farming out of the models does get a little too much.

    Completely agree on the Orange Boy and couldn’t really understand its timing, but then guess the Calibre11 and Hodinkee models fall outside of there mainstream strategy, whatever that might be.
     
  3. El Matarife

    El Matarife Jun 18, 2018

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    Yes!

    Yes!

    I don't mind. It's nice to have something that not everybody else has. When Monaco owners meet the difference between their models will be a talking point! Whenever I see threads about the Rolex Submariner everyone eagerly posts wrist shots - and they all look exactly the same. So boring.
     
  4. Hubert

    Hubert Jun 18, 2018

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    All I could say when I saw it was: WOW!
    There is no way I would give this one up. I am keeping this baby! Pictures can barely do it justice. IMG_20180618_123946.jpg IMG_20180618_124444.jpg
     
  5. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jun 18, 2018

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    Congrats @Hubert I prefer the dial of the new LE, but probably the blue strap of the previous Gulf Edition...I guess the good news is that you have both choices! I wonder if they thought about using "Gulf Blue" stitching on the strap rather than Orange to help distinguish the watch further?
     
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  6. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jun 18, 2018

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    Side note: the Siffert Autavia was ready last July, around the same time as the Hodinkee Skipper, but we pushed it to March/ April 2018 to get it out of the way of the Jack Heuer 85 Autavia. I will say that it's hard finding a clear "window" in the TAG Heuer schedule given the number of releases we now see each year.
     
  7. Hubert

    Hubert Jun 18, 2018

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    Thank you David! In the metal, all colors work nicely. My only observation is that there is little contrast between the white Heuer logo and Monaco letters over the Gulf blue. I will post more pictures later, once I get a chance to photograph it with my camera.
     
  8. Lugduno

    Lugduno Jun 18, 2018

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    Yes, keep those pictures coming! Must feel nice to be one of only 50 owners having such a watch worldwide. I've never run into anyone IRL with the Heritage Autavia, but a more limited edition would surely make it feel more "special". :)
     
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  9. Hubert

    Hubert Jun 18, 2018

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    Another phone pic.
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  10. Hubert

    Hubert Jun 18, 2018

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    On the wrist
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  11. TonyStark

    TonyStark Jun 18, 2018

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    It's surely just a feature of the new world of collaborations that releases will be a joint decision between the parties based on their combined priorities... not as regular/periodic as if it were tag on their own.

    Personally I commend tag for seeking these new channels to market and embracing customisation it makes life as a collector much more interesting
     
  12. El Matarife

    El Matarife Jun 18, 2018

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    Told you so!
    <sigh>
     
  13. Hubert

    Hubert Jun 18, 2018

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    Very sorry!
     
  14. Hubert

    Hubert Jun 18, 2018

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    Take a look at this. This is completely raw from the camera; no-retouching.
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  15. Hubert

    Hubert Jun 19, 2018

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    Hubert Jun 19, 2018

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  17. Hubert

    Hubert Jun 19, 2018

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  18. Hubert

    Hubert Jun 19, 2018

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    This is the book that comes with it:
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  19. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Jun 19, 2018

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    Gulf Blue is Gulf Blue. I really don't understand why the two watches have different blue stripes. One is obviously wrong (the R model, I believe).

    Aside from the red markers clashing with the orange, which was a deal-breaker for me, these two editions have kind of ruined the Gulf series of Monacos. It just seems like amateur hour!

    Nice photos though :).
     
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  20. Hubert

    Hubert Jun 19, 2018

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