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  1. abrod520

    abrod520 Jul 1, 2021

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    Pretty nice IMO - I'm not into these carbon watches but there's something inspired about this one. I really like the Orange Boy-style hands in particular
     
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  2. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jul 1, 2021

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    The unique Heuer 02 calibre, the first to be fitted with a carbon hairspring, is hand-finished using 10 different techniques including a distinctive gratté finish giving the impression of a chequered flag.
     
  3. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Jul 1, 2021

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    It's very interesting, with lots of little details to explore and discover. I like how the leather strap impression pattern is that of the steel bracelet design.

    I'm not into carbon, dark lord look or skeleton watches, but I still think it's cool. :cool:
     
  4. Remo

    Remo Jul 1, 2021

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    Pretty hot stuff. :cool:
    Why they designed the small second dial non-skeleton is puzzling. Must be hiding something pretty ugly beneath there...
     
  5. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Jul 1, 2021

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    The finishing of the movement is almost as interesting as the dial.
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  6. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Jul 1, 2021

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  7. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Jul 1, 2021

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    The movement is ten times better and cooler than the front, love it
     
  8. dtf

    dtf Jul 1, 2021

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    Stunning, best tag in the last couple of years at least.
     
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  9. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jul 1, 2021

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    it looks great! Love the big, open caseback. Only minus for me is the strap design, but overall a killer!
     
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  10. Hubert

    Hubert Jul 1, 2021

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    Yes, the strap they designed doesn't flow very well. It would have been better to have a ribbed design.
    The other thing that bothers me is the solid seconds subregister.and the "plain" hands. They should have used carbon hands on this one.
     
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  11. kappa_md

    kappa_md Jul 1, 2021

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    Skeleton dial Monaco! :eek:

    Just when I thought TH design people already graduated from making skeleton dials :D:p

    But for a one-off, not so bad really ;)

    (PS: interesting that they had to create design elements outside the circle dial to create that skeleton look :whistling:)
     
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  12. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Jul 2, 2021

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    Regarding the strap, I'm of a different opinion. While I wouldn't want the strap for any of my Monacos, I feel the strap does go with the skeleton look of this specific watch. Although I believe its design mimics the steel bracelet, the pattern also looks like a backbone or some kind of bony structure to me. Hence from an artistic viewpoint, I feel it works.

    Having said that, if they had created a matching carbon bracelet, that might have been even better.
     
  13. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jul 2, 2021

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    I think its that "embossed leather to look like metal links" look that I don't like- they've done the same with The Formula 1 series, so maybe that's why I think it looks a little cheap.

    Don't get me wrong...changing the strap out would be the least of my worries!
     
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  14. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jul 2, 2021

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    Yeah, I'm with you on that David, those embossed straps should be something left in the 1980s!
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  15. OmegaBHR

    OmegaBHR Jul 2, 2021

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    Wow, so much effort went into making this one off :thumbsup:
     
  16. Tag_ZA

    Tag_ZA Jul 2, 2021

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    Wow this is an amazing piece! Owning a 1 of 1 is something I have always wanted. I wonder if Tag will ever make a Skeleton Monaco in the future... Heresy for some I know :D
     
  17. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Jul 2, 2021

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    I really like the strap actually, think it suits the watch very well. But as Rob always says, I do have terrible taste and no common sense in my brain.
     
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  18. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jul 2, 2021

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    Yes.
     
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  19. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Jul 2, 2021

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    I don't care for those plastic ones on the old S/el either, I'd take the bracelet or leather strap option over that.

    I believe DC was referring to the Senna S link pattern on the most recent Senna Cal16 F1, which I actually like and would prefer over the F1 bracelet. But I see DC's point; if TAG hadn't already done this for the F1, it would have had a bigger impact for this watch.
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  20. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jul 4, 2021

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