1. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Aug 30, 2016

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    When J-C Babin took over in late 2000, he set in place a strategy to push TAG Heuer up market. Designing new models would take some time, so the immediate solution? Make Gold versions of existing models. In fact, most series gain a solid gold model...or two.

    Alter Ego Gold
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    2000 Gold
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    Monaco Gold
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    Monza Gold
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    Autavia Gold
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    Of these, my favourites are these two- simple silver dials with gold cases and black straps...that Monza in particular is amazing.
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  2. elbeik

    elbeik Aug 30, 2016

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    The Monza rose gold is exquisite.
     
  3. WernerBoeinck

    WernerBoeinck Aug 30, 2016

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    In my opinion, the Alter Ego never reached the market.
    The 2000 gold version looked quite good. But to me it is
    a contradiction to wear it in salt water. The 2000 always was the "working class hero." It's like driving a car with golden wheels in winter on salty roads.I read that Rolex did a lot of research to find out that salt water damageded rose gold. For those who need red gold while swimming/diving, it's their own decision. With the Monza Calibre 36 things are different:
    A high-end mechanical movement in a high-end case. I think, nobody would have taken it into extreme situations.
    So JC Babin not was on a bad way..
     
  4. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Aug 30, 2016

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    Yes, I found a couple last night. What I didn't like from the Monza Calibre 36 Gold was the colour of the dial in the press shots... a sort of grey/ green. Good news is that the real watch looks amazing and is a clean white dial. Still good value too! (Seem to be priced at USD6-7k)
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  5. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Aug 30, 2016

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    OK, I'll stop now..
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