And finally, five years after the idea was shown, TAG Heuer released the Top quality tag heuer monaco v4 tourbillon limited edition replica watch, with a price-point of over CHF100,000- outlandish at the time when you consider that this was more than 10X the cost of the second most expensive watch in the TAG Heuer range and 5X more than even the limited edition Carrera Calibre 360. But the market responded favourably, and with the watch selling well, TAG Heuer was encouraged to not only continue developing the Monaco V4, but also in investing in a range of haute horlogerie watches.
Tag Heuer created a buzz presenting the Monaco V4 Concept Watch on 2004, the world’s first watch with belt drives, linear mass and ball bearings whose V4 name derived from the V-shaped main plate on which the movement’s four barrels are mounted.
Five years later, in 2009, the concept watch became a production model. This year, during the BaselWorld 2014 event, Tag Heuer presented the tag heuer monaco v4 tourbillon replica, a watch which combines one of the most remarkable innovation in watchmaking of the last decade with one of the symbols of classical Haute Horlogerie, the tourbillon.
Replica TAG HEUER Monaco V4 SKELETON AUTOMATIC-4 $109.00
Traditionally, the tourbillon is a mechanical system which overcomes the effects of gravity by placing the balance wheel and escapement inside a rotating cage. In this case, the tourbillon is driven by a micro-belt which guarantees the absolute fluidity of its 1-per-minute rotation.
The case back displays the revolutionary automatic linear rewinding system, where the mass – a tungsten bar – is guided by a linear railroad instead of a traditional rotating system. Two pairs of barrels are linked by a belt, set in parallel and inclined at 13 degrees. They deliver a power reserve of 40 hours.
The 41 mm x 41 mm tag heuer monaco replica case is made of polished titanium with black titanium carbide coating. It offers water resistance to 50 metres.