Could the Heuer 02 work in a Monaco?

  1. Perseus

    Perseus Aug 16, 2018

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    I miss owning a Monaco and love the look of the Calibre 11, however I don't love the piggyback chronograph. I owned a cal 12 Monaco and didn't hate the movement, however I have a strong preference for integrated chronographs.

    Does anyone know how difficult it would be for TH to modify the Heuer 02 for the Monaco?

    Thank you!
     
  2. abrod520

    abrod520 Aug 16, 2018

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    Well it wouldn't be difficult at all I'd think, as long as you accepted a 3-register Monaco with the crown on the right. That would probably just require a redesign of the interior of the case, to fit the new movement.

    However, if what you mean is how difficult would it be for TAG to remove the 6-o'clock running seconds, and move the crown to the left? Quite a bit more difficult of course, though I don't know the particulars of the movement well enough to be able to say just how difficult it would be. TAG seems content to only offer their "heritage" models with the cheapo Sellita/DD so I wouldn't wait around for one
     
  3. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Aug 16, 2018

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    If it is going to happen, you'd think it would be part of the 50th Anniversary news- I could certainly see a 50th Anniversary watch with the in-house movement. Needs to be something different to the existing CAW211P
     
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  4. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Aug 17, 2018

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    Yuck. 3 register Monacos are an abomination, IMO. If they could somehow engineer a 2 register version of the Heuer 02......

    You would think so, wouldn't you. Not that it is really my thing, but many folks seem to like the 'Dark Lord' so perhaps TAG Heuer will target that for the 50th Anniversary.
     
  5. Perseus

    Perseus Aug 17, 2018

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  6. absolutemustard

    absolutemustard Aug 17, 2018

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    I read somewhere TH said it would be easy to move the seconds had up to the monaco location and have a two register chronological out of the Heuer 02 for the Monaco. This is the only reason why I haven't sprung for a Monaco yet. Imagine how great it would be to have a Monaco with a Heuer 02 in it....
     
  7. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Aug 18, 2018

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    Apart from Monaco, i also finger crossing for Aquaracer to use in house as well.

    For Monaco i really have bigger dream that they would finally use square movement to match the square case shape.

    It seems my dream will be a far fetch one
     
  8. Perseus

    Perseus Aug 18, 2018

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    That would be awesome! I'd love it if they would ditch the rotor and make a hand wound model.
     
  9. Perseus

    Perseus Aug 18, 2018

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    I thought I had read the movement that become the Heuer 02 was original planned to debut in a Monaco, but I could be confusing that with the Heuer 01 in the Monaco 24.
     
  10. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Aug 19, 2018

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    Yes, there was a CH80 version of the Monaco planned...back in 2014.

    Yes, it would be possible to have a 2 register Heuer 02...if that's the direction they want to go. Not sure if they would go to the trouble of moving the crown to the left, but I hope so.
     
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  11. Hubert

    Hubert Aug 19, 2018

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    I really hope the wait for the 50th anniversary will be worth it.
     
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  12. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 Aug 19, 2018

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    I spoke to my AD yesterday about the possibility of a special and he was of the opinion there will be one, he won’t know anything until at least Jan 2019 and thinks we here will probably know something before he does, but my name is top of his list to see it when/if something appears.
     
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  13. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Aug 19, 2018

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    I can easily live with the crown on the right hand side (indeed I already do), it's 3 registers on a Monaco that irks me.
     
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  14. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Aug 21, 2018

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    When I was at TAG Heuer last month I did ask about the Monaco plans (of course), and while we had a good chat about "what could be", it was clear that they were still thinking through the options. I threw in my 10 cents!
     
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  15. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Aug 21, 2018

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    If you could share with us your 10 cents it would be great.

    If not then throw us 2 cents will do too !

    Cheers !
     
  16. Perseus

    Perseus Aug 21, 2018

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    Did you walk away thinking they would be doing something for the 50th anniversary?
     
  17. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Aug 21, 2018

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    I think so..but that was an impression rather than anyone saying "we're definitely doing x"
     
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  18. Hubert

    Hubert Aug 21, 2018

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  19. abrod520

    abrod520 Aug 22, 2018

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    Well they've already done the "Calibre 11" model that most closely resembles the original, twice... will they just do it again a third time next year?
    More interested to see if they do something more with that Ronnie Peterson Carrera case
     
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  20. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Aug 22, 2018

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    For a Monaco ????? :confused::confused: