Tag Heuer Monaco V4

Turbocharged. The Tag Heuer Monaco V4

Tag Heuer have done it… they have finally improved the original Monaco! It has taken many years and many ugly re-designs, but the V4 delivers the goods.

Keeping the iconic rectangular shape and completely redesigning the dial, was a big gamble by Tag Heuer, however, the minimalistic skeletal aesthetic was a stroke of genius.

At the heart of the Monaco V4 is the in-house produced ‘Calibre V’ mechanism. The Calibre V movement was inspired by high performance motor engines, and uses a belt-driven transmission instead of cogs and wheels to power the movement.

The Tag Heuer Monaco V4 was produced in a limited batch, with only 150 pieces being made.

The V4’s good looks are likely to attract a lot of interest, however, the price tag is most definitely going to repel many with an asking price of US$80,000.

So, if you have plenty of cash to splash and are a watch aficionado, this timepiece just might be your cup of tea.

Model Number:  WAW2170.FC6261

Timepiece Details

Item number:   WAW2170.FC6261
Brand Name:   Tag Heuer
Style Number:   WAW2170.FC6261
Also Called:   WAW2170FC6261
Series:   Monaco V4
Style (Gender):   Mens
Case Material:   Platinum
Case Shape:   Rectangular
Dial Color:   Silver – partially skeletonized
Movement:   Automatic
Engine:   Calibre V (four barrels, micro-ball bearings, belt-driven transmission, tungsten ingot linear mass)
Functions:   Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary Seconds dial
Crystal Material:   Beveled sapphire crystal glass with double-sided anti-reflective treatment to ensure the best readability
Case Diameter:   40.5 mm
Case Length Including Lugs:   48.9 mm
Case Width Including Crown:   43.40 mm
Case Thickness:   17.1 mm
Caseback:   Transparent Exhibition Display Back, Sapphire, in 3 sections
Bezel Material:   Platinum – Polished
Bezel Function:   Fixed
Mass:   226.0 g
Water Resistance:   50m / 165ft ( suitable for very light splashing; unsuitable for rain, showering, swimming or diving)
Crown Material:   White Gold, fluted and polished, with TH Logo
Calendar:   None
Watch Bracelet / Strap Material:   Leather – Navy Blue with blue stitching
Watch Clasp Material:   Platinum Deployant – Hidden Folding Push-button
Strap Length (Inc. Case):   8.0 inches
Max Wrist Size:   8.0 inches
Min Wrist Size:   6.0 inches
Watch Bracelet Width:   17.75 – 22.0 mm
Bracelet Thickness:   3.4 – 7.2 mm

Variations:   Also manufactured in Rose Gold, Ruthenium and Ceramic (60 pieces) – WAW2040.FC6288; and Titanium (200 pieces) – WAW2040.FC6288.
First Production Year:   2009