Each year the annual Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve awards are presented to recognise the best in the year of Swiss watch making. This year, TAG Heuer is nominated in three categories: Men’s Watches (TAG Heuer 300 SLR) Design and Concept watches (TAG Heuer Monaco V4) and Sport Watches (TAG Heuer Monaco 24).
So far, so good you might think- but take a look at the Monaco V4 that is nominated. Here, for the first time is the second version of the Monaco V4- a Rose Gold edition.
The new V4 (Ref. WAW2040) is limited to 60 watches and will retail for CHF90,000- so this is the not the every-man’s V4 that we’ve has been waiting for!
To my eyes, the black dial and Rose Gold finish is a far more coherent design than the original Platinum Monaco V4. Regular readers will recall that Calibre 11 speculated about this watch back in April, when Lewis Hamilton was negotiating his World Championship prize with Jean-Christophe Babin.
TAG Heuer have released some fantastic Rose Gold watches over the last couple of years (Carrera Calibre 360, Grand Carrera), but this one sits well and truly at the top of the list.