TAG Heuer Monaco V4 Phantom_4

TAG Heuer Monaco V4 Phantom Carbon Matrix Composite (CMC)

TAG Heuer has applied the Carbon Matrix Composite (CMC) technology first developed in 2013 to one of its iconic watches with this new model- the 2015 TAG Heuer Monaco V4 Phantom.

TAG Heuer Monaco V4 Phantom_6Since the arrival of Jean-Claude Biver as CEO in December 2014, TAG Heuer’s haute horlogerie range has been scaled back significantly and there were rumours that it would be scrapped entirely. We understand that the Monaco V4 will continue to be developed as a key part of the TAG Heuer range, while the team of Guy Semon will focus on developing the new connected watch project with Google and Intel.

Case & Dial

TAG Heuer Monaco V4 Phantom_1The V4 Phantom continues with the second-generation 41mm case introduced with the Rose Gold V4 in introduced in 2010. The ominous dark grey and Black case is made from Carbon Matrix Composites for lightness, which gives a beautiful, almost “marbled” finish.

The use of CMC extends beyond the case to the seven bridges on the movement, which are also made from Carbon.

The efforts to give the watch a stealth feel extend to the use of anthracite grey SuperLuminova on the hands, and titanium carbide coated screws and indices- in fact, only the bright rubies on the movement offer contrast to the Black/ Grey “dial” and case.

Movement- Calibre V4

TAG Heuer Monaco V4 PhantomAfter last year’s 10th anniversary Monaco V4 Tourbillon, the new models returns to the traditional V4 movement:

  • 268 components
  • 48 Jewels
  • 42 hours power reserve

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Price & Availability- TAG Heuer Monaco V4 Phantom Reference WAW2091

TAG Heuer Monaco V4 Phantom_4When it comes to price there is some good news: the Monaco V4 Phantom has an indicated price of CHF45,000, which is less than 50% of the price of the original Platinum Monaco V4! The initial production run will be limited to 50 examples.

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  • Kappa

    Even though I can’t afford this watch it adds to my love and respect of the brand and encourages me to buy more.

  • MaGrandMereChinoise

    “Even though I can’t afford…” ??? This watch is so awesome that I don’t know if I should not afford anything

  • Dr Bernard Cheong

    I own the V4 Rose Gold for many years now…it is tough, although easy to scratch, it is also easy to remove scratches. The crystal that covers the V4 deserves mention…it is deep, thick and beautiful. This watch is so rare, I have never met anyone wearing one. In the used market, I see sellers and buyers at $80,000 USD in 2014 to 15. It looks like a refined, more expensive Richard Mille. No doubt, it will be a status symbol as well as an academic symbol of knowledge within the watch field.

  • Dr Bernard Cheong

    Here it is…in a box that holds 8 keepers.

    • calibre11

      Now that’s an incredible collection! Yes, I agree with you that these hold their value very well. I feel that the Rose gold version (and the other since) have a nicer case that the original…enjoy!!

  • Dr Bernard Cheong

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/20fb116e8914d65a4405782e0e0419634750ccc8eadda2bbb38127f9a0ace968.jpg

    YES. Even the wheels, the balance wheel is black….I hope it is also carbon. Anyway, if you look carefully, the review pieces have a different texture.

    The work, assembly and comparison with any top end brand can be said to be the best technology and craft will allow in 2016.

  • Dr Bernard Cheong

    Oh yes, the pic is that of my own watch, collected it on wed last week.

    • Congrats Bernard! If you have the chance, swing over to forums.calibre11.com I know everyone there would LOVE to see a couple of shots!