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TAG HEUER, ONLY WATCH CARBON MONACO
TAG HEUER, ONLY WATCH CARBON MONACO
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TAG HEUER, ONLY WATCH CARBON MONACO

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TAG HEUER, ONLY WATCH CARBON MONACO
Model name: Only Watch Carbon Monaco - CBL2191.FC6507
Case: Forged carbon featuring the largest sapphire case back fitted to a Monaco
Dial: Skeletonised concave hand-finished forged carbon with machined blocks of Super-LumiNova®
Calibre: Heuer Calibre 02 with carbon hairspring and extensive hand-finishing throughout, including special gratté technique
Bracelet: Handmade leather with the impression of a metal bracelet
Dimensions: Diameter: 39 mm / Thickness: 15.56 mm
Specificities: Unique hand-finished and hand painted carbon hairspring powered Heuer 02 combined with unique skeletonised forged carbon dial and bespoke leather strap combine to make the Only Watch Carbon Monaco a tour de force of fine watchmaking.
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Lot Essay

A reimagining of the iconic ultra-rare Monaco “Dark Lord” in carbon, combining visionary avant-garde design and cutting-edge materials with exceptional traditional handcrafted savoir-faire.

As a realised vision representing the bridge between the heritage of TAG Heuer and its quest to constantly innovate, the Only Watch Carbon Monaco is the perfect encapsulation of these two core philosophies. With its extensive use of carbon, from the case and skeletonised dial down to the hairspring, as well as the avant-garde design, showing how disruptive the Monaco is more than 50 years after its introduction, the Only Watch Carbon Monaco looks towards the future.

Underneath the surface, and visible through the largest sapphire case back mounted on a Monaco, the respect that TAG Heuer has for traditional watchmaking is on full display. 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. This is completed by a unique oscillating mass in the form of the TAG Heuer shield which is hand finished and hand painted in the gradient shades of Only Watch 2021.

HISTORY OF THE BRAND
Since its founding in 1860, TAG Heuer has demonstrated pure avant-garde watchmaking spirit and a commitment to innovation with revolutionary technologies that have included the oscillating pinion for mechanical stopwatches in 1887, the Mikrograph in 1916, the first automatic-winding chronograph movement – Calibre 11 – in 1969 and the first luxury smartwatch in 2015. Today, the brand’s core collection consists of three iconic families designed by Jack Heuer – TAG Heuer Carrera, Monaco and Autavia – and is rounded out with the contemporary Link, Aquaracer, Formula 1 and Connected lines. Capturing TAG Heuer’s motto, “Don’t Crack Under Pressure”, are prominent partnerships and brand ambassadors that express the brand’s passion for action and high performance.

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