Sunday, February 16, 2014

AUTHENTIC PREOWNED TAG HEUER MONACO AUTOMATIC CAL.17 CHRONOGRAPH GENTS WRISTWATCH














TAG HEUER MONACO AUTOMATIC CAL.17 CHRONOGRAPH GENTS WRISTWATCH

Product Specifications

Brand, Seller, or Collection NameTAG Heuer
Model numberCW2111
Part NumberCW2111
Item ShapeSquare
Dial window material typeScratch resistant sapphire
Display TypeAnalog
ClaspDeployment push-button clasp with buckle
Case materialStainless steel
Case diameter38.5 millimeters
Case Thickness13
Band MaterialLeather
Band lengthmens
Band ColorBlack
Dial colorBlack
Bezel materialStainless steel
CalendarDate
Special featuresChronograph, Second hand, Luminous
MovementSwiss automatic
Water resistant depth99 Feet
Warranty typeContact seller of record

EXCELLENT CONDITION, WORKING, KEEPING TIME, CHRONOGRAPH SET AND RESET TO ZERO, HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE, DISCONTINUED MODEL
PRICE/HARGA: NOT FOR SALE - PERSONAL COLLECTION  - RETAIL PREOWNED RM10k to RM12K)

HISTORY OF TAG HEUER MONACO 


The TAG Heuer Monaco (originally Heuer Monaco) is a series of automatic chronograph wristwatch originally introduced by Heuer in 1969 in honour of the Monaco Grand Prix. The Monaco was revolutionary for being the first automatic as well as the first square cased chronograph. The  Holywood film star Steve McQueen used the watch to accessorize his character in the 1971 film Le Mans. In the decades after his death the use of film stills has made the watch synonymous with McQueen. Although it was discontinued in the mid-1970s, the Monaco was reissued with a new design in 1998 and was reintroduced again with an entirely new mechanisms in 2003 in response to McQueen's increasing popularity.
The Design
The watch typically features a pair of pushbuttons at the 2 and 4 o’clock position. The dials for the minute and hour counters are at 9 and 3 o'clock respectively. There is a hand-applied date window at 6 o’clock. The watch also features diamond-tipped horizontal hours indexes. In the original version, the crown is located at the 9 o'clock position on a square casing. The shape was revolutionary at the time for a chronograph watch.
Early versions came with two different colour schemes. The first (represented by the letter B at the end of the reference code) had a metallic blue dial with white registers. The other (represented by the letter G) had a metallic gray dial and registers. The G model is less popular with collectors.
Model CW2111
The Monaco was reintroduced in 2003, with an entirely new mechanism and a 7-row steel bracelet of square links. This model runs on a Calibre 17 mechanism. As with all other models in production at the time, this version features the current logo, rather than the old "HEUER" logo of the previous re-edition.



The TAG Heuer company has its roots in 1860 when Edouard Heuer founded Uhrenmanufaktur Heuer AG in St-Imier, Switzerland, patenting his first chronograph in 1882. In 1887 Heuer patented an 'oscillating pinion' still used by major watchmakers for mechanical chronographs.
Formation
TAG Heuer was formed in 1985 when TAG (Techniques d'Avant Garde), manufacturers of high-tech items such as ceramic turbochargers for Formula One cars, acquired Heuer.
On 13 September 1999 TAG Heuer accepted a bid from LVMH Mo√ęt Hennessy Louis Vuitton S.A. of SwFr1.15 billion (£452.15 million) (US$739 million) contingent upon a transfer of 50.1% of stocks.

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