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2020 TAG Heuer Monaco X Grand Prix Historique de Monaco LE- CBL2114

  1. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member May 8, 2020

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    Yes, doesn't make sense to me. I'd either go for three "proper" subdials, or just the two...not 2 1/2
     
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  2. kappa_md

    kappa_md May 8, 2020

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    If you’d remember, the 1st of 5 decades 50th Anniversary Monaco was unveiled at the 2019 F1 Monaco GP almost a year ago! 6x LE TAG Heuer Monacos unveiled in a span of 1 year! Wow! I really like the combination of colors, out of the 6 Monacos, this is my 2nd pick, the 1st being the 5th decade Monaco! :thumbsup:
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  3. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange May 8, 2020

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    I think the running seconds on this and the other H02 Monaco are just fine. They are very subtle.
     
  4. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster May 8, 2020

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    I don't know, the red sub-dials don't bother me. The red & white color scheme evokes historic Ferrari and Alfa Romeo to me. But the big solid white circle juxtaposed against its square case is something that I'm not used to seeing on a Monaco.

    Instead of the circle, I think if it was a solid red dial with white stripes, I would have liked it more. For example, if it had used dual double stripes (like on this '74 Ferrari 312B3), with a set of stripes running through the left register and another set running through the right, it might have been better to me.
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  5. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster May 9, 2020

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    Are you thinking of getting this model?
    I'm tempted, but really shouldn't, as I'm already stretched having bought 2 Monacos last year.

    Actually, this is the 8th LE to be released in a span of one year. You forgot the Hourglass40 and Final Edition.
     
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  6. Hubert

    Hubert May 9, 2020

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    Stripes would have been fine. My edits were a quick way to make it a bit more coordinated, while retaining the key traits. Regardless, this one is not for me.
     
  7. kappa_md

    kappa_md May 9, 2020

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    Oh my! My bad. I forgot about those! :confused: I’m saving up for the 160th Carrera! It’s currently at the top “priority” list :D I just hope it becomes available locally or else i’d scour the ends of the world again :p
     
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  8. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster May 9, 2020

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    The 160th Carrera is lust worthy. However, I'm going to hold out for the panda Carrera that @Hubert eluded to.

    This Monaco has my attention, but I need another Monaco like I need a hole in my head. LOL :confused:
    I'd like to see it in the metal or at least see some live wrist shots. And I just have this sneaky funny feeling that TH can't pass up the 50th anniversary of the movie Le Mans to release another Monaco Gulf next year. :whistling:
     
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  9. kappa_md

    kappa_md May 9, 2020

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    BTW. I just saw a video of Horacio Pagani. His 2 favorite cars are the Jaguar E-Type and the Porsche Gulf 917! At the background is a poster of TH’s Superstar Hero, Heuer Monaco Legend, King of Cool himself, Steve McQueen :thumbsup: Great video about cars, passions and emotions. (Like watches ::love::)
     
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  10. abrod520

    abrod520 May 9, 2020

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    If you're a traditionalist, you may not get what you want. Some might even say, it could leave you feeling a bit blue
     
  11. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster May 9, 2020

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    How so? Is it not a heritage Carrera? Please elaborate...
     
  12. abrod520

    abrod520 May 9, 2020

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    Sorry, seems like the meaning of my message blue right past you. I'll try to be more clear next time ;)
     
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  13. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares May 9, 2020

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    Ooh nice are we getting a blue panda heuer02 39 mm Carrera?
     
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  14. Albert-AMG

    Albert-AMG May 9, 2020

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    ::popcorn::
     
  15. Hubert

    Hubert May 9, 2020

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    The classic Carrera Panda will probably take years to come. What others like @abrod520 have been alluding to, is a modern TAG Heuer carrera redesign that is due to be released this year.
     
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  16. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster May 9, 2020

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    Actually, I got the double meaning. But I like the color blue, so it's a plus as far as I'm concerned. :cool:
     
  17. El Matarife

    El Matarife May 25, 2020

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    Looks good! The 80's edition certainly had a short run as the only red Monaco! I don't like the writing on sapphire caseback though. Does anyone else think that with the 02 movement it would be cool if the running seconds were the large second hand. And the subdial was for the chronograph? Just me then? :)
     
  18. Hubert

    Hubert May 25, 2020

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    Yes, it would be cool, and probably the way it should be, if a crown on the left edition ever materializes. However, if it involves a significant change in the movement, it will most likely not happen.
     
  19. Yago

    Yago May 28, 2020

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    Black/white always works but the seventies Carreras with grey/blue subdials are a treat
     
  20. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph May 28, 2020

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    How would that aid legiblity though? I get that it's more impressive that way, but as a chronograph it wouldn't really make sense from a usability point of view...
     
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