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WOTW: TAG Heuer Monaco Final Edition Watch

The Tag Heuer Monaco watch may still bring images of Steve McQueen to mind when he sported the iconic square-shaped watch during the making of the Hollywood film “Le Man’s” in 1970, but the watch is certainly making a name for itself in many other ways as of late. For a start the TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 12 Final Edition marks a season finale from the Swiss brand, who have had a busy year celebrating 50 years of the Monaco. The launch of the Calibre 12 Final Edition coincides with the release of the Monaco Heuer 02 model in a radiant blue PVD sunray dial.

The TAG Heuer Calibre 12 Final Edition however, will feature the Calibre 12 for the very last time before retiring from Monaco service completely. The 39mm x 39mm stainless steel square-shaped model certainly offers a number of features that will persuade you to part with your money and comes fully equipped with a number of characteristics that nod to the race and the city that its design takes its name from. The angled push pieces operate with a notable smoothness and the lugs which are broad and chiseled are made from brushed and polished surface finishes – a becoming blend that balances nicely with the richness of the brushed ruthenium dial. The special thing about a ruthenium dial (if you weren’t already aware) is its ability to appear like a two-toned dial when light hits its surface at the desired angle.

Super-LumiNova and red detail adds depth and colour to the dial. The TAG Heuer Calibre 12 Final Edition watch is certainly going out in style, boasting a set of archetypal sporty features that have granted the collection so much popularity over the years. The finer details can be admired in the way the black square sub counters are neatly rounded at the corners. The chronograph seconds hand is finished in a striking Scarlett colour. The TAG Heuer Calibre 12 Final Edition watch offers a date window dressed against a white background in a circular shaped aperture at 6, and a classic black leather strap that promises to look good with a suit, a pair of jeans or office attire. The 100 meter water resistant case of this Monaco watch is  keeping the Calibre 12 free from harm, enabling it to operate at 28, 800 vibrations per hour and offer a 40 hour power reserve. The back of the steel case has been specially engraved with its limited edition number, and since there are only 1000 timepieces of this sort worldwide, we expect you’ll be wanting to check out more details ASAP by visiting our spec page.

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