New Post: Monaco Piece d'Art and the Heritage Department

  1. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Dec 10, 2019

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  2. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Dec 10, 2019

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    Interresting to read how bad Tag has been in regards to heritage work in the past. Good thing they have stepped up in this area.

    Cant help but comparing with Longines and how they have tons of original spare parts and have saved basically everything and they have records of all serial numbers going back more than 100 years (all serial numbers in order by the way almost from the beginning until today). Really recommend listening to Allen Farmello's podcast 'Beyond the dial' and the episode about his visit to Longines to learn more about that.
     
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  3. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Dec 10, 2019

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    Thank you for the write up DC, well done and very informative.

    It's great to know that the heritage department has improved its servicing & restoration capabilities. I'm glad I don't have the vintage "bug" yet, as I know I'd want my watch to be in near mint condition - which means NOS or restored by TH or lots of searching for the right watch. I suppose this is part of the fun for vintage collectors, but for me it's far easier to walk into an AD and buy a new watch.
     
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  4. kappa_md

    kappa_md Dec 10, 2019

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    This is great news and to be honest, a move in the right direction for TAG Heuer! To embrace it’s rich HERITAGE and be proud of their IDENTITY spanning more than 150 years!

    Watches and Cars are almost alike, and we’ve seen restoration programs and even car manufacturers re-producing old parts for their iconic and classic automobiles usually their timeless sports cars. For new generations to still see, feel and appreciate! Kudos!
     
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  5. imagwai

    imagwai Dec 10, 2019

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    This watch is wonderful. Anyone know what it went for? A lot I bet.

    Makes you wonder why TAG don't produce more faithful reissues of some of their classic designs but updated with modern reliability and manufacturing.
     
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  6. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Dec 10, 2019

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    Thanks guys.

    I'm not sure that they were bad in the past- I just think they were unprepared for the increased interest in their vintage watches. They used to charge the same price for a NOS Carrera 1960s dial as they would for a 1991 Formula 1 dial, because a decade ago it was just a part for an old watch. As collectors know, the right dial can add several thousand dollars to the value of a vintage watch.

    Yes, a real shame that there aren't more parts around , most likely because when Heuer had financial problems in the 1980s, the parts were either given away or lost :(
     
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  7. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Dec 10, 2019

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    The Monaco sold for US$81,250

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  8. kappa_md

    kappa_md Dec 10, 2019

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    Great! This will help and support the chosen Charity institution ::love::
     
  9. Hubert

    Hubert Dec 10, 2019

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  10. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Dec 11, 2019

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    Yeah yeah we know you are the master of everything Hubert :rolleyes::D

    Were you the buyer perhaps, would suit your Monaco collection very well :thumbsup:
     
  11. Hubert

    Hubert Dec 11, 2019

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    Unfortunately I wasn't! :(
     
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    Ara Dec 11, 2019

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  13. Hubert

    Hubert Dec 11, 2019

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    I wonder who was the buyer. Some deep pockets!
     
  14. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Dec 11, 2019

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    I really thought it might break 100k, being a one of one. I’m disappointed for the Monaco that it didn’t. On the bright side, it did exceed the auction house estimate by 20k.
     
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