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  1. Hubert

    Hubert Aug 15, 2016

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    Here's a reference picture of the back that I found online.
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  2. Hubert

    Hubert Aug 19, 2016

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  3. Squadrone Rosso

    Squadrone Rosso Sep 7, 2016

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    Still waiting for mine. Been into my AD several times over the last few months. Been told I'm first on the list.

    This morning my wife take a call from some clown there asking if I am still interested as the possibly can get me one from "within the company"!?!?!?

    My wife was not best please. It's not as if they don't know us either as have had several pieces off them over the last couple of years.

    AD is Crouch / Swansea Goldsmiths :(
     
  4. Squadrone Rosso

    Squadrone Rosso Sep 13, 2016

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    Quick question for you lucky Monza owners. How's the timekeeping? Mine (number 111) seems to run quite slow as in dropping a minute a day. I wonder if I'm setting it right?

    With my original CW2111 Monaco, I have to set that a minute ahead but then it catches up after a rotation & it works fine from there.

    LVMH in the UK had it back twice and said no fault found.

    Wonder if the Monza is the same?

    No worries if so as I quite like mechanical idiosyncrasies.....

    Thanks, Simon.
     
  5. Hubert

    Hubert Sep 13, 2016

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    Simon,
    Since I put mine on the watch-winder two weeks ago, it has been keeping excellent time. Normally when new, they tend to run "fast", but this one has been very running quite accurately.
     
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  6. Squadrone Rosso

    Squadrone Rosso Sep 13, 2016

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    Mine is definitely running slow. I've tried the minute ahead as with my old Monaco & it seems better.

    Is the CW2111 Monaco cal 17 like this I wonder?
     
  7. abrod520

    abrod520 Sep 13, 2016

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    I had a Cal 12 Monaco a few years ago - from new it kept time like a 20yr-old unserviced watch. When sent in, TAG just wanted to replace the crystal and polish the case. They just don't keep time that well from the factory.

    A skilled independent watchmaker might be able to adjust it to the point it keeps good time, though
     
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  8. Squadrone Rosso

    Squadrone Rosso Sep 13, 2016

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    Looks like it is a Cal 17 like my 2006 Monaco.

    Basically, set it a minute ahead. The second counter will go around twice before the minute hand moves.

    Weird!
     
  9. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Sep 13, 2016

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    Yes, it's the Calibre 17- Calibre 12 came in 2009.
     
  10. Hubert

    Hubert Sep 26, 2016

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  11. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Oct 7, 2016

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    So i am confused. In the end is it a limited edition watch ? because i am ordering it and limited edition is a huge factor in my purchasing decision.
     
  12. Hubert

    Hubert Oct 7, 2016

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    My understanding is that it is a numbered limited edition, however the cap is no longer the original '1976' figure.
     
  13. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Oct 7, 2016

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    But the "limited edition" printed on the back case still there or not ? Sorry to keep asking. I am confused if no longer limited edition then its easier decision to pull trigger on the carerra heuer 01 now ! yiihaaaaaa
     
  14. Hubert

    Hubert Oct 7, 2016

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  15. Big Adam

    Big Adam Oct 7, 2016

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    I doubt the initial LE production run is complete yet. No-one shifts £8,000,000 worth of non-mass produced stock THAT quickly!
     
  16. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Oct 8, 2016

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    My understanding is that it is a "numbered special edition"- in other words, while it will be numbered, TAG Heuer will make as many as it sees fit. This doesn't mean that it will ever be made in large numbers, but it does give them flexibility to offer it again next year.
     
  17. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Oct 8, 2016

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    Thanks ! Its all clear for me now
     
  18. Big Adam

    Big Adam Oct 11, 2016

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    Passed through Heathrow T5 this morning and popped into Watches of Switzerland. They had a nice range of TH as usual. I asked about the Monza which wasn't evident and the assistant told me that the one example they had was reserved but she could bring it out and I could take a look.

    It was kinda love at first touch but there was one aspect that I'd appreciate feedback on from you lucky folk who own one already. In the few seconds I had with the watch, the deployment clasp felt a little too 'light'. Not fragile exactly but being used to more solid feeling SS deployments, this just felt a little, dare I say, cheap? Not enough to put me off one! Just enough to give me pause for thought although perhaps this is just titanium vs. steel?

    What is your experience? The VAT-free discount is very tempting. With the current weak pound, we're talking grey-market online type prices.
     
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  19. dtf

    dtf Oct 11, 2016

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    I've worn a tag with a ti deployment on and off for a couple of years - it's a lovely tactile thing, not at all fragile...tbh I assumed that's what all deployments would be like.
     
  20. Big Adam

    Big Adam Oct 11, 2016

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    Yeah, I think it's just my paranoia. The relatively low density of the Ti compared to SS took me by surprise. I need to have another proper fitting to make sure, then my order will be placed!