TAG Heuer Monaco 'Gulf'

Regular price
$6,200
Regular price
Sale price
$6,200
REF CBL2115.FC6494
Automatic-winding
39 MM
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SKU AS07240
ref CBL2115.FC6494
case size 39 MM
movement Automatic-winding
approximate age 2020s
dial color Exotic
material Stainless Steel
style Chronograph
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Leather
lug width 22
Includes Signed navy blue and orange perforated leather 'Rallye' strap with signed stainless steel deployant clasp. Also includes inner and outer boxes, signed blue leather watch roll, books, hangtag, and undated digital QR warranty card.
REF CBL2115.FC6494
Automatic-winding
39 MM
– Show less
SKU AS07240
ref CBL2115.FC6494
case size 39 MM
movement Automatic-winding
approximate age 2020s
dial color Exotic
material Stainless Steel
style Chronograph
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Leather
lug width 22 MM
Includes Signed navy blue and orange perforated leather 'Rallye' strap with signed stainless steel deployant clasp. Also includes inner and outer boxes, signed blue leather watch roll, books, hangtag, and undated digital QR warranty card.

Why We Love it

It doesn’t take a Heuer fan to recognize the “Steve McQueen” watch.

Launched in 1969, the eminently original Monaco was powered by the legendary Calibre 11 automatic chronograph movement, the first of its kind. Popular with racers and enthusiasts alike, the watch reached mythical status on the wrist of every guy's secret man-crush, Steve McQueen, who selected it as part of the attire of his character Michael Delaney in the 1972 racing film, Le Mans. (Side Note: if you haven't seen this film, make it your number one priority in life!). The connection between Heuer and McQueen was forever cemented, and the Monaco lives on today in various modernized forms — and with much of the same appeal, aesthetics, and pedigree. 

This particular Monaco is a modern version that celebrates the brand’s connection to Gulf Racing and features their iconic livery. Housed in a 39mm stainless steel case with a sapphire crystal, and a signed crown, it features a lovely sunburst navy, light blue, and orange dial with applied indices, a matching handset, and a triple-register chronograph layout. 

Powered by the automatic Caliber Heuer 02 movement, it comes paired to a blue and orange leather ‘rallye’ strap with a signed, push-button deployant clasp and features a sapphire exhibition caseback. In outstanding, as-new condition, it also includes its factory goodies.

‘Iconic’ is an overused term in horology, but if the word applies to any single wristwatch, it certainly applied to the Heuer Monaco.

Overall Condition

The case is in virtually unworn, as-new condition showing only faint wear from careful handling. Luminous sunburst navy blue exotic 'Gulf' livery dial is in as-new condition with matching handset. Signed crown. Sapphire exhibition caseback.

Brand Story

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In 1962, Jack Heuer inherited the company that his great-grandfather had founded in Saint-Imier nearly a century before.
He had already played a role in the design of some timepieces, starting with the Solunar in the late 1940s. But in 1962, the responsibility of running the company fell on his shoulders, and he found himself faced with the daunting task of safeguarding his ancestor’s legacy while at the same time forging his own. His chosen path? Moving into a line of technical instruments for use in sporting and transportation applications.
The Heuer name was not unknown in motor racing and aviation circles. Starting in 1911, when the sport of automobile racing was still in its infancy, the company produced dashboard clocks for cars, boats, and even airplanes. Jack Heuer, a longtime racing aficionado, saw an opportunity to revitalize — or at the very least, to reexamine — the company’s already-successful line of chronographs.
He had first tried his hand with the Autavia, which at the time of his succession was a stopwatch with a virtually illegible dial. In its place he launched the line of Autavia wrist chronographs, the first line of chronographs produced by Heuer to be named, rather than simply numbered. The Autavia was purpose-built for racers and pilots, and attracted the attention of Formula 1 racers and devotees such as Jochen Rindt and Steve McQueen.
In designing the Carrera in 1963, Jack Heuer created something that was entirely his, and is without question the chronograph that is most associated with the brand today. Heuer's obsession with legibility led to a dial design that was simpler to read than the Omega Speedmaster or the Rolex Daytona (released the same year as the Carrera). What resulted was a chronograph with plain baton markers that gave only the most necessary bits of information — clean, uncluttered, undeniably attractive.
The brand grew to become a powerhouse in chronographs in particular, and the list of famous designs from the 1960s and 1970s can’t be counted on two hands. However, one innovation from 1969 deserves particular mention: the famed Caliber 11. This caliber (and its successors) was the result of a multinational race to build the world’s first automatic chronograph movement. It would go on to power the famed Monaco — made famous by actor Steve McQueen — as well as automatic versions of the Autavia, Carrera and more.
Falling on hard times in the wake of the Quartz Crisis, Heuer was ultimately purchased by Technique Avant Garde (TAG), and subsequently by Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey, who brought the brand into the modern age. Early TAG Heuer quartz divers from the 1980s have found newfound appreciation in collector’s circles, while the brand’s modern catalog is a mix of vintage-inspired reissues and unique collections, such as the Connected smartwatch line.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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TAG Heuer Monaco 'Gulf'

TAG Heuer Monaco 'Gulf'

Regular price
$6,200
Regular price
Sale price
$6,200
TAG Heuer Monaco 'Gulf'

Why We Love it

It doesn’t take a Heuer fan to recognize the “Steve McQueen” watch.

Launched in 1969, the eminently original Monaco was powered by the legendary Calibre 11 automatic chronograph movement, the first of its kind. Popular with racers and enthusiasts alike, the watch reached mythical status on the wrist of every guy's secret man-crush, Steve McQueen, who selected it as part of the attire of his character Michael Delaney in the 1972 racing film, Le Mans. (Side Note: if you haven't seen this film, make it your number one priority in life!). The connection between Heuer and McQueen was forever cemented, and the Monaco lives on today in various modernized forms — and with much of the same appeal, aesthetics, and pedigree. 

This particular Monaco is a modern version that celebrates the brand’s connection to Gulf Racing and features their iconic livery. Housed in a 39mm stainless steel case with a sapphire crystal, and a signed crown, it features a lovely sunburst navy, light blue, and orange dial with applied indices, a matching handset, and a triple-register chronograph layout. 

Powered by the automatic Caliber Heuer 02 movement, it comes paired to a blue and orange leather ‘rallye’ strap with a signed, push-button deployant clasp and features a sapphire exhibition caseback. In outstanding, as-new condition, it also includes its factory goodies.

‘Iconic’ is an overused term in horology, but if the word applies to any single wristwatch, it certainly applied to the Heuer Monaco.

Overall Condition

The case is in virtually unworn, as-new condition showing only faint wear from careful handling. Luminous sunburst navy blue exotic 'Gulf' livery dial is in as-new condition with matching handset. Signed crown. Sapphire exhibition caseback.

Brand Story

+
In 1962, Jack Heuer inherited the company that his great-grandfather had founded in Saint-Imier nearly a century before.
He had already played a role in the design of some timepieces, starting with the Solunar in the late 1940s. But in 1962, the responsibility of running the company fell on his shoulders, and he found himself faced with the daunting task of safeguarding his ancestor’s legacy while at the same time forging his own. His chosen path? Moving into a line of technical instruments for use in sporting and transportation applications.
The Heuer name was not unknown in motor racing and aviation circles. Starting in 1911, when the sport of automobile racing was still in its infancy, the company produced dashboard clocks for cars, boats, and even airplanes. Jack Heuer, a longtime racing aficionado, saw an opportunity to revitalize — or at the very least, to reexamine — the company’s already-successful line of chronographs.
He had first tried his hand with the Autavia, which at the time of his succession was a stopwatch with a virtually illegible dial. In its place he launched the line of Autavia wrist chronographs, the first line of chronographs produced by Heuer to be named, rather than simply numbered. The Autavia was purpose-built for racers and pilots, and attracted the attention of Formula 1 racers and devotees such as Jochen Rindt and Steve McQueen.
In designing the Carrera in 1963, Jack Heuer created something that was entirely his, and is without question the chronograph that is most associated with the brand today. Heuer's obsession with legibility led to a dial design that was simpler to read than the Omega Speedmaster or the Rolex Daytona (released the same year as the Carrera). What resulted was a chronograph with plain baton markers that gave only the most necessary bits of information — clean, uncluttered, undeniably attractive.
The brand grew to become a powerhouse in chronographs in particular, and the list of famous designs from the 1960s and 1970s can’t be counted on two hands. However, one innovation from 1969 deserves particular mention: the famed Caliber 11. This caliber (and its successors) was the result of a multinational race to build the world’s first automatic chronograph movement. It would go on to power the famed Monaco — made famous by actor Steve McQueen — as well as automatic versions of the Autavia, Carrera and more.
Falling on hard times in the wake of the Quartz Crisis, Heuer was ultimately purchased by Technique Avant Garde (TAG), and subsequently by Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey, who brought the brand into the modern age. Early TAG Heuer quartz divers from the 1980s have found newfound appreciation in collector’s circles, while the brand’s modern catalog is a mix of vintage-inspired reissues and unique collections, such as the Connected smartwatch line.

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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