No. 34. Tag Heuer – Monaco V4
The most important TAG Heuer watch ever produced – The Monaco V4 in platinum – one of 150 pieces. Taking six years of further development (including work from the legendary Jean Phillipe Dufour) from the presentation of the original prototype, the innovative and technically challenging automatic ‘V’ calibre is truly ground-breaking. The V4 is designed around the engine of a high performance sports car, using materials, techniques and ideas never before seen or implemented in watchmaking. The traditional wheel and pivot based going train has been replaced by a series of high tensile belts, breathing a uniquely industrial spirit into the watch, it was this belt system that proved the toughest technical hurdle to clear. The automotive DNA runs through to the rear of the movement which is also where this Monaco gets its name, the four barrels are laid out to match the configuation of a four cyinder engine, whilst the unique ‘vertical slide rotor’ utilises a solid ingot of ultra-dense Tungsten. A unique piece of horological history, this watch will certainly stand out in any serious watch collection, presented with original V4 polished wooden box, instructions, certificate and two year warranty.