Heuer Monaco- Design Classic: Your Chance to Win A Copy

Posted by: David Chalmers   |   2 August 2011   |   195 Comments  

Once the vintage watch-collecting bug bites, it can bite hard. One minute you’re perfectly happy using your mobile phone to tell the time, and the next you’re scouring the internet and your great-uncles’ spare room to check if he bought a watch 30 years ago, but forgot to take it out of the box and actually wear it. Richard Crosthwaite is one man who has been bitten by a very specific bug- Rich is one of the world’s leading collector of vintage Heuer Monaco watches, and over only a couple of years has built up an amazing collection that features every Monaco variation released. Rich has now written a book dedicated to the Monaco- Heuer Monaco- Design Classic to tell the full story of this iconic watch- and I have a copy of this great book to give away to a lucky Calibre 11 reader. The conditions are below- please read carefully to avoid disappointment! I spoke with Rich to find out more about his love of the Monaco and how the book came about. Calibre 11: So Rich, when did you start collecting watches- and when did the Monaco obsession start? Richard Crosthwaite: I started collecting watches about three years ago when I was looking to buy a TAG Heuer Monza, but pretty quickly after that started looking at the Monaco- first the re-edition and then the vintage model. I was fascinated by the design of the Monaco and just how different it was. But it wasn’t until I actually tried on my first Monaco, thanks to Nic at Heuerboy, that I knew it was right for me – will it look right on the wrist? It did, and I was hooked… C11: OK, so now that you’re hooked on the Monaco, you start to build up an amazing collection, with one of every vintage Monaco model released. Tell us about how you did you research RC: Well, it was a real challenge to build the collection, because the watches are so rare. I did my homework first and learnt about the Monaco by research, both by scouring the web, especially OnTheDash, and asking questions of fellow collectors – Nic Green, David DeVos, Arno Haslinger and Abel Court were all a big help. You know, the more you ask questions, the more you look at the watches and the more you hold, the more you learn. So each Monaco that I held, I’d study with a loupe or high-res photos. That’s the way you get to know what the finish should look like, what the edges should look like. C11: You say that they’re rare- how many did Heuer make, and of those how many do you think are still in original condition? RC: Hard to know how many for sure, but Jack Heuer suggested around 5000 watches in total- so equivalent to a run of limited edition TAG Heuers today. Of these, I reckon the majority are probably the classic 1133B matte dial- the McQueen model- and maybe 50% of those are in good, original condition. The ones that aren’t original usually have re-painted dials. To me, a polished case is not the end of the world- there just aren’t enough of these watches to get too fussy about the cases- it’s the dial that is the most important part of the watch to get right. Hands is an interesting one, because so many have the original hands replaced by what are called “Service-hands”- in fact, if you took your watch to Heuer for a service in the 1970s, they’d swap the hands over for these service hands. It wasn’t just Heuer that did this- all watch companies did, but the service hands are slightly different to the originals. So, you see a lot of service hands and badly re-lumed dials- so compared that, a polished case is much less of a crime- although only if the case badly battered and you get the right person to do the work.

C11: And what’s your view on movements- should a “proper” Monaco be an automatic, or do Manual-wind models make the grade with you? RC: Tricky, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder…I used to not dig the manuals as much…and they get less wear due to my laziness. But I love the simplicity of the 74033 variants, which have less text on the dial and a nice clean look, which is a plus-point for me design wise. Then you have the 73633 lineup (3 register dial) which are also very attractive in a different way..and that’s the great thing about the Monaco range- it’s not just one model, there’s a lot of variety, which is a real Heuer trait when you compare it to vintage Rolexes for example.

C11: OK, so on to the book itself. How did you pull together all the information? RC: Well, the same way that I researched the watches in the first place, although I also read a few interviews with Jack Heuer and asked him some questions myself. I also spoke to Derek Bishop, who serviced these for Heuer UK in the 1960s and 70s, and Mathilde Tournois at TAG Heuer…so the knowledge has been built up over the past 3 years, of constant research. C11: The Book is called Heuer Monaco: Design Classic- what is it about the Monaco that makes it classic? RC: For me it’s about its proportions and details. So many special details for me…the markers on the 1133B, the amazing metallic dials, the square shape…and perhaps most importantly the case…the straight lines meeting curves, the different finishes, how crisp and sharp it is, the star-burst finish on the back…the tool stamping…the way it opens, it still fascinates me every single day and I wear one of my collection every week without fail… C11: I guess like a lot of designs we now think of as being “classic”, it didn’t sell that well at the time.. RC: Yes, it was an avant-garde design and this is why it wasn’t a success back in the ‘70s… it was too far ahead of its time…and would never have the mass appeal of a fairly staid by comparison- but much more classical- Submariner or Daytona…or Carrera for instance C11: What did you managed to find out about the black PVD Monaco- the prototype- there seems to be very little known about this model RC: Well I think it’s possibly a prototype or possibly a watch that came to market very late in the day and did not have a normal “retail” life-cycle. I think it’s likely to have been later than the currently accepted estimate of 1975- my guess is somewhere in between 1978 and 1982, when Heuer ran into financial problems. So, it was too late in the day to be a success. Interestingly, Derek Bishop never saw one in the UK, mine was the first he held when I met him…it never made it to the USA…and most come via Germany. But there is no doubt it’s a proper Heuer though…all the details are correct, even the stamp on the cases, even though its hard to see under the PVD coating.

C11: So during all this research, what was the biggest surprise? RC : I think it was the level of sales of original, and then you compare that to the modern re-editions- it really makes you understand how rare the watch is. Rolex collectors think the Double Red SeaDweller and Paul Newman Daytona’s are rare but they are available to buy any day of the week…a Monaco is much harder to come by…and then again think of a PVD or a Chronomatic Monaco- these must be among THE rarest of vintage watches full stop. C11: Right, so you love the vintage Heuer, but what about the TAG Heuer Monaco- are you a fan of the re-edition or the more modern versions like the V4? RC: So far I haven’t found the perfect modern Monaco, but I must admit that I haven’t seen that many in the flesh. For me, the re-edition models have a pusher design that doesn’t appeal. I do think that the Gulf Monaco Twenty-Four is interesting, but at that price I’d probably go for another vintage Monaco. C11: So you don’t like the modern pusher design, but if you could get TAG Heuer to design a 2012 Monaco to your specification, what would it look like?RC: Tricky. I’d start with the Black Monaco Twenty-Four case, but try and make it a bit shallower, with a simple dial, with the full sub-dial, either with black or metallic grey dial.

If it was a re-edition style Monaco, I’d go with today’s Monaco case with the “Chronomatic style” metallic blue dial, Heuer logo, classic pushers…but it’s hard, because I haven’t spent as much time with the new Monaco’s. C11: So what advice do you have for people who aren’t used to buying vintage- many people are concerned about parts or things going wrong with a 40-year old watch… RC: Parts for most movements are available from the best service masters and TAG Heuer, but I’d suggest a good service with current modern oils means they don’t need servicing much more than every 5-7 years, indeed I have bought one owner watches not serviced for 30+ years that “tick-tock” very well. If you go for a model with the Valjoux 7740, life is harder, because parts for that movement are hard to come by, but the rest are not too bad. The problem is that dials, cases and original hands are almost non-existent now. You have to check carefully for “Seal failure”- basically there is a square rubber seal that sits on-top of the edges of the dial, and that used to have a bad habit of melting and leaving you with a real mess when you open up the watch…that’s a hard one, because often you can only tell once you open the watch or get a loupe to view the edges/corners… C11: And where can people find a good vintage Monaco- are you going to let us in on your secrets? RC: Hah, well, there is no substitute for hard work and searching all avenues. I send e-mails to people weekly chasing leads, and most come to nothing- but 1 in 20 might reveal something. eBay is sometimes good, and there is also the sales forum at OnTheDash which is always worth checking out. C11: OK- final question- and its a cliched one- which is your favourite Monaco and why? RC: This is such a tricky situation…and I can’t give just one answer… I could narrow it down to 2 perhaps. The first is the Chronomatic model- a beautiful watch and I actually much prefer the metallic blue dial to the standard production matte dial, as it reacts to light in different ways revealing several watches in one. I also prefer the early plain steel hands as they match the markers…and of course, the unusual blue lume! Part of me also loves the rarity of this watch- there are only about 10 of these that we know of today. It gives me a real buzz every time I look at it and wear it, I feel very privileged to own such a historically important watch and how it leads us back to “Project 99”. The most wearable one and the one that gets most wrist time is the 1533G, I love the unusual colours- the dial goes from Silver to Grey to pale Gold- and the perpetual “target” seconds hand. But I love all of them truth be told, and sometimes wear a Grey 1133G with black sub-dials for weeks at a time, it also goes very well with jeans and t-shirt….so a Monaco for every occasion…

The Book

All of the photos that you see above come from the book, which over more than 100 pages provides an overview of every vintage Monaco model. The Book is priced at GBP50.00 via bankwire, plus postage and handling and can be ordered direct from the author either via e-mail ( crosthwaite@hotmail.com) or via this link to Rich’s Monaco website It really is a beautiful book that will look great on the coffee table, with simply superb photos of the Monaco from every possible angle. Whether you’re a vintage Heuer fan, or a collector of the TAG Heuer Monaco, this is a great way of knowing everything there is to know about Heuer and TAG Heuer’s most iconic model.

Win a Copy of Heuer Monaco- Design Classic

Thanks to Rich, I have one copy of Heuer Monaco- Design Classic to give away..and it’s simple. All you have to do is: 1) Be a Calibre 11 Subscriber. If you’re not already getting e-mail notification of new Calibre 11 posts, you can enter your e-mail address in the subscription box in the right-hand menu-bar under the “Recent Comments” section. To win the book, you must be a subscriber. 2) Leave a comment at the end of this post with your name and e-mail address- one entry per person 3)That’s it- a winner will be selected at random by 15 August 2011

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195 Comments »

  • Tim Coronel said:

    I'd love to win a copy to add to my watch-book library

  • Andrew Walker said:

    Count me in!

  • Jonathan said:

    Thanks for another great article, amazing. Would love to have a Heuer like this in my humble collection.

  • David Brown said:

    Great article as usual!

  • Martin said:

    Please help me start my watch book library!

  • Bruce said:

    I shudder to think of the dark urges this book might engender.

  • james said:

    David,

    Great write-up as usual, since i don't own a Monaco :( then i'd love to have a look at what i'm missing. Well done to Rich on the book,

    Regards,

    James.

  • Steven said:

    Wonderful topic, and a fascinating interview! Many thanks!

  • Bootsy said:

    Great article and words from Mr Monaco

  • J.F. Laissus said:

    As usual, a very interesting article…

    Thanks for the contest!

  • William Olson said:

    Great Idea! Pass that information along. Your right. Once bitten….. a collector forever.

  • Lou said:

    I have not anticipated the publication of a book more

  • nicholas hatziyianni said:

    GREETINGS FROM HOT ATHENS !!! COUNT ME IN !!

  • Derrick Garcia said:

    i would like to win this book. greetings from abu dhabi, uae.

  • Speedmaster said:

    Would LOVE to win this, thanks!

  • Vincent said:

    A beautiful collection and a great book for those of us who can only dream of owning it.

  • Jim V.O. said:

    Enjoyable article. I received a Camaro (I hinted) as a wedding gift in 1968. Had I waited another year to get married, perhaps I'd have an early Monaco instead!

    Thanks,

    Jim

  • Greg Riching said:

    Love the Monaco's.

  • Eric W. said:

    Great interview and awesome book! Thanks!

  • Eddie said:

    Looks like a great book. I look forward to getting a copy myself.

  • Ollero said:

    Lovely book!!

    I'd love to own a vintage Monaco. Who wouldn't??

  • cipino said:

    Great job Rich!

    My Heuer greatings…

  • Barry h said:

    Great site keep up the terrific research. Ps would love a copy of the book

  • Robert Webber said:

    What a great book! Please add my name to the giveaway.

  • luis said:

    hola me gustaria ganarme la copia del tag heuer. gracias

  • luis said:

    hi i like the tag

  • Cowboy Bebop said:

    Count me in David, I love Richard's collection, he's the go to guy if you need a Vintage Monaco.

  • Trip Fontane said:

    It was a fake Monaco (bought for me by my father from Dubai) that got me started on Heuers. Happily have myself a real one now!!

  • Tyler said:

    "Once the vintage watch-collecting bug bites, it can bite hard. One minute you’re perfectly happy using your mobile phone to tell the time, and the next you’re scouring the internet and your great-uncles’ spare room to check if he bought a watch 30 years ago, but forgot to take it out of the box and actually wear it."

    You said it best! One minute I'm using my smartphone for the time, the next I'm trying on Aquaracers at the mall and asking my grandfather about his watches.

    Seriously though, I'd love to win the book. Count me in.

  • Brian said:

    Sounds like here we go again!

  • Matt said:

    I'd love to own a Monaco, but a book about them would be great too!

  • mark shilaff said:

    I love this site! I love getting my facebook update! Looking for an S/el to restore …lol…

  • Carl Cunanan said:

    You've just cost me a lot of money, and it will probably begin with the book

  • Himawan said:

    This is defineitely on my wish list. Just bought myself an Aquaracer. Cant resist to add another collection. Thanks for giving this chance, David. Count me in! :)

  • RichardC said:

    Hi DC

    Many thanks for such a great article, as per usual you have done a sterling job!

    …and to all the positive comments…i thank everyone who left them…i hope whoever wins a copy, loves it!

    Happy collecting!

    Cheers

    Rich http://www.heuermonaco.co.uk

  • Peter Moller said:

    Thanks David for another professional article – and a BIG congratulation to Richard with his book. I am looking so much forward to see and read it.

    Peter, Denmark

  • www.heuerchronograph said:

    Great story and looking forward to hold the book in hands !!

    Rich you deserve all the praise never met an other guy who managed to build deep knowledge in such a short time and yes great collection it is !! Best Arno

  • wynonie said:

    DC, great interview and Richard, congrats on the book. Count me out of the competition – I'm thrilled to support Richard by paying full whack for the book. Can't wait to see it.

    Best wishes

  • Edgar said:

    Great watch. Which means it should be a great book. Would love to win it. Thanks for doing this!

  • BradHarro said:

    David,

    As always a great article. Let me know when you want my postal address.

    BH

  • Tman said:

    Keep up the good work enjoy all yr articles

  • Jon Hughes said:

    another superb article, I own a couple of Monacos and I cant wait to see this book in the flesh

  • DB10 said:

    Yes please, I'm in!

  • Stephen Jones said:

    Count me in. I'd love to win what looks like a great book.

  • Stephen Jones said:

    And funny, I followed up my re-edition Monaco with a re-edition Monza. Now I lust after a vintage Autavia, Camaro, or Carrera.

  • Stephen Fernandez said:

    Great article, and a beautiful, informative book. Please keep up the good work.

  • Antonis Stavlas said:

    Great article!!!!

  • Carlo said:

    Well i just can say:

    "passion in its purest personification"

  • Justin Vrakas said:

    Great article! I love the Monaco design, but I am still in the hunt and undecided on my first one.

  • PJS said:

    Fantastic article David !

  • Harold said:

    Fantastic vintage collection by Mr. Rich, true dedication right there, thanks for the great article.

  • Mike Verschueren said:

    These are one of the most iconic watches ever made!

  • Mike Humphrey said:

    Fascinating article. As another Monaco lover, please count me in!

  • Tomas Cerny said:

    Great article, great book, great watch…

  • Michael Romeo said:

    Excellent article! I love learning about this history of these watches and would love to own a true vintage model someday…until then I'm settling for my modern Vintage Gray! Definitely getting book, would love to win it though!

  • Franck said:

    Hi, I would kill to have your watches, so send me abook and you will live…And prosper ! Best.

  • DC (author) said:

    Wow Franck- I admire your..umm.. direct approach!

  • Gwen said:

    The MONACO was my first (real) watch. This book will be perfect with it.

  • Justin Chang said:

    I'd love to own a copy of this book (regardless of winning a copy or purchasing a copy). If fate permits, a trip to UK, catching up with Richard and just talking about Monaco's would be a dream come true.

    Sadly I'm still looking for 'the one' (1133B), but had to give up a chance on one recently offered to me by Bootsy due to having just spent more funds on another investment property (*sobs).

    Armed with a copy of Richard's infinite wisdom regarding the Monaco's, I may hopefully one day find 'the one' (rather than learning the hard way – buying what was a Franken).

    Keep up the great work Richard (on your Silverstone site as well) and once again thank you to DC for another enjoyable read.

  • montana said:

    Another very nice and informative article!

    Great interview and excellent book.

    Congrats David!

    Congrats Richard for a impressive work!

    Dan-C.

  • RichardC said:

    Justin…if you ever make it to the UK, it'd be great to catch up and talk Heuer over a beer or three…make sure you email to give me some warning!

    Cheers

    Rich

  • Justin Chang said:

    Richard – I'll give you ample warning if I am able to head there and the pints are on me :)

  • Freerider said:

    I hope I could start with getting thr book…and the "The Dream"!

    Great site, compliments!

  • rav said:

    One copy for me, for me please!!

  • tony8911 said:

    I'm in David :D

  • Ryan said:

    Book looks gorgeous, would be honored to have it and show it off.

  • Christoph Lischka said:

    Hi I'm chris and such a copy will help my bookshelf :-)

  • Esat said:

    David

    Thanks for article and Count me in!

  • Ferid said:

    I would have the best watch in the world and would be so proud!

  • Juan said:

    The most exiting watch ever swiss made !!!! 100% perfection .

  • René Maeder said:

    What a great watch. It's more than a watch. It's a slice of life and a lot of good memories to the time, when you start this series.

  • Mark said:

    Great

  • Jossue Vergara said:

    I want one copy for me!!!! I Love it!!

    Grettings from Mexico.

  • arbi moradian said:

    thanks for great book

  • Erik Ingvoldstad said:

    Yes please!

  • Andrew Staley said:

    What a iconic brand and would be massively proud to win. Then I can add it to my Lewis Hamilton Limited Edition Tag.

  • Jorge Silva said:

    Great book !

  • faisal said:

    Count me in…..

  • YEO WEE KEONG said:

    I love Tag Heuer so much…

  • Lasha said:

    wow let me win!!!

  • Ali Rizvi said:

    I will be the luckiest guy to have this, if I win. I love the book.

  • MOHAMMAD SAMARA said:

    I have found that this watch is the essence of the fruit Masset priceless and through my experience with the brand and become the change I come from the main features like a slinky beauty and this is the hour has changed the design of the attractor can not be compared to the level of

  • Torgeir Stergane said:

    My entry is done. Looking forward to the newsletter and hopefully to win a copy. Wish you all a great day!

  • Tan Lingna said:

    gimme gimme~!

  • Marc said:

    Looks fantastic!!

  • Nipuna Yatawara said:

    Done…! I am "IN"

  • Emre Alkoc said:

    Looking forward to having that great Monaco book! The topic all about Heuer Monaco's are just great… thanks for that give-away! :)

  • Manuel Pessini said:

    Wonderful article and wonderful watches¡¡¡¡¡

  • Yichen Liu said:

    /drool

  • Caglar Emiroglu said:

    Timeless classic…

  • Sadiye said:

    classy

  • Philip Kang said:

    Very informative.. It is awesome!

  • Markus Philipp said:

    As a new-made father I would love to win one of these wonderful timepieces – as momentarily all my savings are consumed by my baby-boy and his new residence to-be-built :) The Monaco was, is and will always be THE reference in classic racing watches!

  • Audun Olerud said:

    The Monaco's is wonderful – both designlike and the history!

  • Jamie mcguinness said:

    Another fine collection by tag heuer

  • Hans L. Olofsson said:

    Oh boy. I've been more for the Carrera, but the Monaco is really starting to tick my boxes. I'd love to have a copy of the book.

  • Paul Adkins said:

    Awesome watches! Timeless!

  • Petr Pribyl said:

    That's very impressive collection. Great photos taken, thank you so much for the article!

  • Mathias said:

    I'd love to win this book!!!

  • sue m carroll said:

    I'm a recent arrival to Tag appreciation, so this books would be great.

  • Tim van der Weck said:

    Nice Collection

  • Morgan Martini said:

    Hi this is a verry good watches. Tag Heuer it's a nice and the best for me because the price is not verry expensive( for the quality/materials and look)

  • Romain T. said:

    J'aimerais bien le livre… :)

  • Hans said:

    Always wanted ;)

  • umair khalid said:

    Another very nice and informative article!

    Great interview and excellent book.

    Congrats David!

    Congrats Richard for a impressive work!

  • Keijo Pouttu said:

    Awesome watch

  • Gian Michele said:

    I need a caliber not to leave alone my monaco! :-)

  • Sam Crookes said:

    Amazing! Been trying to save for one of these for years. =^]

  • Owen said:

    Looks like a great book!

  • Antonio - Runge said:

    Absolutly adorebell…form , function , image

  • Lonkowski said:

    La montre Monaco est un mythe depuis des dixaines d'année, ce serait un rêve de retourner aux sources et d'avoir la chance de porter cette montre! Merci tag Heuer pour nous faire revivre ces instants

  • menikas konstantinos said:

    monaco is my favourite watch

  • Erik Reyes said:

    The Monaco is a true classic, and its style has endured through time. I must have one for my wrist one day soon!

  • Luca Stefano Gallian said:

    Really hope to win! :))

  • Wouter de Jongh said:

    One look at a Heuer Monaco says more than one ever can describe: It not only tells the time but a lot more…

  • Dirk Beyer said:

    I would be pleasure with my new monaco to drive to Monaco. :-)

  • Daniel Morris said:

    I would love to win the book, it looks like a fascinating read.

  • Maciek Zolynski said:

    Great idea! Already waiting for it:)

  • Andrew Luckman said:

    Looks an excellent book

  • Izzy Lamas said:

    I've been a fan of the 'Monaco' since I was a kid, and I would love for it to be my first real timepiece. Keeping my fingers crossed…

  • Spencer said:

    Yep, I want it!

  • David Chow said:

    As a modern Monaco owner and one that yearned for the left-handed winder 40th anniversary edition I'd give me left hand for this book, seeing as I wear my watch on my right hand! Awesome looking tome!

  • Michael Black said:

    What a stunning watch!

  • Aleksandar said:

    I hope that I would not be late for work any more :)

  • Alexandre said:

    I Want a Monaco !!!
    ;o)

  • Ronan said:

    Montres magnifiques classes et discrètes je suis amoureux du design des Monaco si je pouvais je les achèterai toutes un grand bravo a l'équipe du design qui fait vraiment un travail magnifique

  • Matthew said:

    Big fan of the Monaco. Would love get a copy of the book.

  • ken said:

    Thanks for the chance!

  • Jörg Wehrfritz said:

    Own a TAG Heuer since the 90's and love it. The Monaco is a great Milestone in Watch design to me

  • Richard Wade said:

    He sure knows his Tags,,

  • Cherif said:

    une montre de légende … ça serai un honneur de la porter !

  • Michael said:

    This would go perfectly with my collection of Steve Mcqueen books :-)

  • javier said:

    Amazing collection. So grate! Congrats

  • Patrick Kiser said:

    Pick me – pick me!!

  • Nicki Repenning said:

    Monaco is my favorite watch… I've had mine since 2004!

  • Ru Shu said:

    What a fascinating watch!

    Great for dinner parties

  • flavio said:

    Great article! He have discussed it in a Brazilian website.

  • Mazhar said:

    I am a great fan of Tag Heuer Monaco !

  • Girre said:

    Tres interessant pour un fan de Tag Heuer Monaco que je suis

  • Alexander Genvarev said:

    I Like it, I need it, hope I win!

  • Dhellemme said:

    One of the best legendary wathc in the world.

    Hope to get one soon !!!

    Thanks for the great article which makes me dream :)

  • Jennifer said:

    Great article, the book looks fabulous, and would go nicely with my favourite watch!

  • Matt Isgro said:

    My favorite watch design of all time! The book looks fantastic. Thanks for the chance!

  • Danaz said:

    Watch nirvana!

  • Sergio mazaira said:

    I'm a calibre 11 fan

  • Jan Egeriis said:

    Me me me !!! :-D

  • Johnny Cheng said:

    I'm praying for my dream come true!

  • Alonso said:

    The Monaco is tho only watch that I see in the market that has bent the rules in horology

  • Andy Dean said:

    Great article!!! Beautiful watch!!!

  • Sander Van Baardewij said:

    The book would compliment my Monaco 24 timepiece brilliantly,it would be delightful to read about the history behind this marvel that is so much more than a watch.I went and got a copy of "McQueen's machines" where in the Monaco also has a feature.Beautiful work Tag Heuer…I tip my hat at you regardless of the outcome of this. cheers,Sander

  • Maxwell said:

    Great site!

  • Ed Stubbs said:

    The Monaco is a beautiful watch.

  • paul said:

    I love the TAG Heuer Monaco watches.

  • Ashley said:

    I love Tag Monaco time pieces. And would very much like to have a copy.

  • Thomas Preuss said:

    Be a Part of the Family. Very nice watches

  • Joesatriani said:

    Wow, very nice watches :). I love the design!

  • george garland said:

    Looks cool

  • Danat said:

    history

  • grubenhunt said:

    That's just poor timepiece pornography! cool stuff

  • Intred said:

    Great article, would love to win the book! :)

  • Maxim Nosenko said:

    they all awesome. I need to upgrade my old one.

  • Edgar de Guzman said:

    Hope to win this one.

  • Richard fisher said:

    I won't win but would like to own a tag Monaco

  • Boris said:

    Great article, interesting read.

  • Mark Badgley said:

    I love my Monaco. This will look cool in the man cave.

  • Alex said:

    Would love to add to my collection!

  • BALLOT P said:

    Maybe i could be lucky enough!!

    i want this watch!!!

    thanks a lot fot thid article!

  • Rick Hoedt said:

    Awesome piece.

    Hope I win it !!

    :P

  • Mornay Fairbairn said:

    Beautiful watch, an absolute classic!

  • chris said:

    great watches.

  • dedy gho said:

    the black PVD monaco is nice. love the red and black color combination

  • Steve Smith said:

    Lovely watches, always wanted one like Steve McQueen!

  • Nikola said:

    Thanks for the chance to win a Monaco.It will be great to win one.

  • DC (author) said:

    Just so everyone is clear, it is a copy of the book that is being given away…not a watch.

    dc

  • Sportscarfreak ( Luu said:

    Sent me a copy and you will be honoured…………..

  • SD182 said:

    I love this watch !!

    I hope one day, I could buy one !!

  • nyapshin said:

    I am a big fan of Heuer Monaco….I have been searching for a great deal. Wish I could get the free copy of your priceless piece of research book. Thanks :-)

  • Sarunas said:

    Race

  • Ho Hao Xiang said:

    Nice article! Hope to win the book :)

  • KeuleMedia said:

    The TAG Heuer watches are my favorite watches, especially the Monaco ones. Count me in!

  • Peter Cameron said:

    Wonderful article. It's without a doubt the most iconic of Heuers and astonishing to think it was so unloved in its (original) prime.

  • jmash77 said:

    The Monaco is on my wishlist, so if I don't win a copy of the book I'll probably buy it anyway!

  • DC (author) said:

    Thanks everyone for your entry. Competition is now closed and the winner has been notified by e-mail.

    David

  • Shauno said:

    Can't believe I missed this comp! Looks like I need to read Cal.11 more regularly!

    Tempted to get the book, will look great next to Arno's book :)

  • james said:

    Thanks David and to Rich,

    James.

  • james said:

    Thanks Rich,

    Look forward to receiving it,

    All the best,

    James.

  • Justin Chang said:

    I just got my copy of Richard's book today in the mail. It's absolutely gorgeous with page after page of high resolution close-up shots of the Monaco.

    Those whom are considering this book should take the plunge – you wont regret it! Hope DC doesn't mind the plug here for Richard.

  • DC (author) said:

    No problems at all Justin, I think that Rich said he'd give me one of his Monaco's for every 10 books sold through this site…come on Rich, pay up!

    dc

  • manish said:

    Sheer passion,hats off to you Richard.

    regrds from india.

    manish

  • Philmo said:

    I'm well and truly hooked!

    This must be every Monaco luster's reference bible!

    Best regards

    Phil

  • bigrick said:

    This is surley one of the best examples of fine machinery has wearable Art!.

    Bravo too the Writer of this well done painstaking article. The watch speaks volumes in the process of design, function, beauty, sorry to say this Rolex, but you could take a few lesson's on not being so anal with your approach with all due respect, TAG your the Bomb baby!

    The watch show takes me back too the very first I ever recall seeing at the Wiesbaden PX while stationed overseas back in the 70's. I could'nt afford one then has a young solider, but hey it's over Thirty years later, I'm a Classic's nutt! this book even the copy timepiece would make my 54th Birthday the best I just wish I still had my 56 Chey 210.

    Thank's

    Derrick "Bigrick Sharpe

  • Dave Wilson said:

    Hi Richard
    In ZAR we would call this DUIDELIK!
    DAve

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