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The Monaco 1533 was the last model to use the Calibre 15 movement. The watch came with a single 30-minute register, positioned on the right rather than the usual two.
The Monaco model 73633 was introduced in 1972. Unlike earlier models, the date dial was eliminated in favor of a third subdial powered by a Valjoux 7736 movement. In all, aside the blue models, the other two of the three variants, 73633G, came originally entirely in grey, later it was replaced by the black/dark grey subdials.
The Monaco 74033 used a manual wind Valjoux 7740 mechanism. It came in three different colours, the mainstream models came in a Midnight Blue or grey dial (74033B and 74033G), its other and rarer variant, the all black PVD (Physical vapor deposition) variant, model 74033N; uses a special black coating where the name came from. It was also one of the more controversial Heuer chronographs as until 2007, its authenticity had been long debated as some enthusiasts denied that the came from the Heuer factory, others stated that less than twenty were made. Stories about the watch wary from sources to sources. In August 2007, Jack Heuer confirmed its production by Heuer which caused so much auction activity in July and August 2007.
Monaco CS2110/1 "Heuer Re-Edition"
This model is a reissued version of the original in 1998 produced in a limited edition of 5,000.
Despite the company being acquired by Techniques d'Avant Garde, meaning all subsequent models now bear the current "TAG Heuer" logo on its face, the CS2110 bears the old HEUER logo of its predecessors.
With a new updated casing design, it came in a "T" dial automatic movement with a black dial and leather strap, tan strap was the other choice. This model differ externally by its placement of the winding crown that is on the 3 o'clock position, rather that on the 9.
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 Monaco V4The Monaco V4 was introduced in 2004 at the BaselWorld watch trade show. The V4 is belt driven and uses ball bearings for mechanisms rather than the traditional wheels and pinions.
The mechanism was inspired by the movement of a automobile engine. Designed by Jean-François Ruchonnet with the help of independent master watchmaker Philippe Dufour, the watch is powered by four barrels storing 375 g of energy each, that is visible through the back.
Monaco Sixty Nine CW9110
Named after its introduction year, the Monaco Sixty Nine was introduced at the same time as the re-engineered version at the 2003 BaselWorld. The watch is distinctive for its two sided face. On one side it uses the Caliber 2 mechanism, but on the other, when flipped over; it features a quartz Caliber HR03 readout. The watch was released in production in 2005 which it won the Le Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève prize.
Monaco Calibre 360 LS
The Monaco LS features a dial that closely resembles the 360 LS, however it is powered by the more conventional calibre 12. The Monaco Calibre 360 LS (Linear Second) was unveiled at Baselworld 2006. It takes its inspiration from the aforementioned V4. Unlike typical chronograph watches, there is no stopwatch dial. The watch features a 1/100th chronograph counter exterior to the chronograph engine, a 15 minute counter embedded in the chronograph engine, a similarly embedded 100 minute power reserve indicator and a linear second indicator at 3 o’clock using an exclusive hairspring technology, a first of its type.
Monaco Twenty Four
In the 2009 BaselWorld, TAG Heuer introduced a concept watch called the Monaco 24. Named in honor of the 24 Hours of Le Mans race and bearing the distinctive striping of the Gulf Oil color livery, the watch takes its design cues from the Le Mans Prototypes that participate in the annual classic.The Calibre 36 movement is cased within a steel-tube housing that can be seen through the dial face. The watch is constructed in industrial-grade tungsten.According to an announcement by Jean-Christophe Babin, president of TAG Heuer, the watch is also named after the fact that it can withstand an impact of 24,000G, which is an equivalent to a 20 meter fall.
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