The Legend Is Back: Introducing the TAG Heuer Monaco Gulf Special Edition

The Legend Is Back: Introducing the TAG Heuer Monaco Gulf Special Edition The Legend Is Back: Introducing the TAG Heuer Monaco Gulf Special Edition

The Legend Is Back: Introducing the TAG Heuer Monaco Gulf Special Edition

The Monaco Gulf's story begins with the passion for top-tier motorsport. The Gulf brand, became iconic in the world of racing thanks to its defining livery of vibrant blue and vivid orange which adorned the teams that it sponsored.

In the golden era of racing spanning the 1960s and 1970s, the main partner would be JW Automotive Engineering, a name that has left an indelible mark on the history of endurance racing, and perhaps most clearly remembered for its involvement in the 24 Hours of Le Mans with overall wins in 1968, 1969 and 1975. In addition, the team field entries in 1970 and 1971, with some of the most celebrated drivers of the era, including famed Swiss pilot Jo Siffert, were aboard the technical tour de force that was the Porsche 917.

At the time, Jo Siffert was a friend of Heuer, and also the driving coach of Steve McQueen for his movie "Le Mans". This is how the connection with Gulf, TAG Heuer and Porsche first came to life: the Porsche 917 in Gulf's signature colours and Jo Siffert at the wheel would lead to the association with Steve McQueen who drove the same car in the mythical movie, wearing a TAG Heuer Monaco on his wrist. 

When these elements came together, it is clear to see why this partnership is one of legends, elevating the Monaco even further in its iconic status.

In honour of this defining association, in 2007, TAG Heuer decided to create a Monaco edition using Gulf signature colours, and since then, each timepiece from this special collection has been both a great success and highly collectible.

And for the 2022 edition, TAG Heuer strikes once again with an even more stunning version of the Monaco Gulf Edition. Even more refined, with a beautiful design and equipped with the in-house Heuer 02 movement housed in a fine brushed and polished stainless steel case, the TAG Heuer Monaco Gulf Special Edition truly is an eye-catcher.

The design, continues to be based on the three iconic Gulf colours, but this time in a more contemporary combination: the special dark blue, turquoise and orange, but with new elements a little twist, including all three colours being presented together on the minute sub-counter at 3 o'clock and all white Gulf logo at 6 o'clock.

To emphasise its elegance, the opaline sunray brushed dial brings to the watch an interesting aesthetic, and last but not least, the 12 o'clock index is replaced by the number "60" as a nod to the racing number of Porsche Gulf racing cars.

On the back of the watch, TAG Heuer designers worked on a personalised version of the oscillating mass and column wheel, with a special engraving colour matched to the Gulf orange pantone.

And to complete the sporty but sophisticated look of the watch, its strap is crafted from perforated blue calfskin with an orange lining. Although the strap has the typical perforation made especially for Monaco Gulf Edition watches, the holes now have different sizes, a reflection of the design originally fitted to Monaco models in the 1970s, bringing a touch of the past to this Special Edition timepiece.

Sure to continue to the success of it's predecessors, the 2022 TAG Heuer Monaco Gulf Special Edition watch is not to be missed.

For more information, visit our showroom in The Beacon, Eastbourne.


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