Tag Heuer Monaco 11th Anniversary Edition CAW211T
Recently, TAG Heuer replica watches announced the signature of a global partnership with GULF, one of the most iconic sponsors in the global racing world-most of us can easily recall the pale blue and orange racing track . This led to the creation of a special version of the Monaco 11 movement (CAW211R), which was commented on here – the iconic GULF color is printed on the dial. It seems not enough, there will soon be another TAG Heuer Monaco 11 movement 11 bay 50th anniversary of the upcoming CAW211T. And, if it looks the same as other models, then you have to stay fast because we are talking about a very, very limited version here.
In addition to the existing CAW211R, another Monaco / GULF watch found in the current collection (special but not limited version)? What do you do…? Of course, the watch we are going to show today is nothing special in terms of the product itself, and is close to the price that TAG has provided for replica men watch enthusiasts. However, with the CAW211T, we are standing in front of a true collector’s watch, a watch with collectible value, because we are talking about true limited production. The wholesale fake watch will be officially released in Le Mans 24 Hours 2018 (June 16-17, 2018) to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first victory of GULF-sponsored cars in Le Mans-1968 edition won by the team “John Wyer Automotive Engineering “and its pilots Pedro Rodríguez and Lucien Bianchi drove the Ford GT40 Mk.1 in GULF color (the iconic light blue body and orange stripes).
So what is the TAG Heuer CAW211T for the 50th anniversary of Monaco 11 movement? Just like the previous non-limited GULF special edition, it is a real Monaco, meaning a left-handed watch copy with a crown at 9 o’clock and a timing button on the right side of the case. This model is based on the 2015 TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 11 “Steve McQueen” model. CAW211P, we commented here. This means that the 39 mm x 39 mm stainless steel case has a polished and brushed surface, and a square design with sharp facets and straight integrated lugs. A return-to-return model inspired by the 1969 Monaco Calibre 11 worn by Steve McQueen in the “Le Mans” movie.
As for the dial, the 50th Anniversary Edition of this cheap Tag Heuer Monaco 11 CAW211T is also based on the “McQueen” version, with two opaque silver square sub-counters and historically related horizontal applications and multi-sided indexes. The circular minute / second track still hoveres on the dial, and the time is indicated by large, multifaceted polished hands with red accents. Finally, the colors of the GULF are easy to see, with light blue and orange stripes, and the GULF logo at 6 o’clock above the date window.
Powering this new reference model CAW211T is the ubiquitous movement No. 11, which means an inverted ETA automatic movement (3-pin) with a Dubois-Depraz module on top to position the crown at 9 O’clock. This movement can be seen through the back cover of the movement, which provides a 42-hour power reserve and beats at a modern 4Hz frequency.
With all these factors in mind, there are clearly many similarities between the CAW211R and this new CAW211T. What’s the difference?
Perforated leather strap is now black (not blue) with orange lining and orange stitching
The blue stripes on the dial are lighter and closer to the original GULF color found in the sports equipment of vintage racing cars (the blue stripes on the CAW211R are darker)
There is a specific GULF printed decal on the bottom cover-50th anniversary of the first GULF victory
TAG HEUER MONACO CALIBRE 11 GULF 50TH ANNIVERSARY CAW211T
Case: 39mm x 39mm case – stainless steel with alternate finishes – domed and bevelled sapphire crystal – steel screwed sapphire case back with GULF anniversary special stamping, limited numbered XX/50 – 100m water-resistant
Dial: blue sunray brushed dial – blue flange with 60 second/minute scale – silver opaline sub-counters – rhodium-plated polished, facetted applied indices – rhodium-plated, red polished, facetted hour and minute hands – GULF logo and light blue and orange stripes
Movement: TAG Heuer Calibre 11 (modular chronograph with Dubois-Depraz module on ETA base) – automatic – 4Hz frequency – 42h power reserve – hours, minutes, small seconds, 30-min chronograph, date
Strap: black perforated leather strap with orange stitchings – orange leather lining – polished steel folding clasp with double safety push-buttons; HEUER logo