Like with all Gulf Monacos Tag Heuer Replica Watches before this latest model, it had the crown on the left side of the case alongside the chronograph pushers.This model also used the pre-calibre 12 modified-ETA calibre 17 movement that was housed in the smaller 38mm x 38mm case that is 13mm thick.
The new dial swapped out the black dial for a metallic grey with Replica Watches Online Shop similar blue and orange stripes while making the quizzical choice to replace the date window from black, which matched the black dial, to a white date window rather than having it match the grey dial. The change from the calibre 17 to the calibre 12 wasn’t really that big of a deal, as it just marked the use of a Dubois-Depraz chronograph module rather than an ETA chronograph module.
The 39mm x 39mm case is a perfect square, and when you factor in the short lugs the length is a 47mm lug to lug. When you factor in the crystal, the case thickness is right around 15mm. There are a lot of straight lines here but the slightly cushioned shape of the Tag Heuer Replica case goes a long way in not making it feel like there is a box on your wrist.
The dial is laid out like the standard Monaco Calibre 11, albeit with the Gulf color scheme. At 9 o’clock is the 30-minute chronograph counter and at 3 o’clock is the running seconds sub-dial.
The leather on the strap is firm without being rigid, feels and looks high-end but still sporty, and is easily adjusted by way of the double safety push buttons on the folding clasp. It’s very similar to the strap on the standard Monaco Calibre 11, but I do want to give luxury tag heuer fake watches credit for abandoning the alligator straps that all the previous Gulf Monaco watches came on. They just didn’t match the watch at all, in my opinion.
This original Caliber 11 was used in the original Monaco copy watches for men, which just happened to be the first square-cased automatic chronograph.
At its essence, the TAG Heuer Monaco Gulf Special Edition Replica has remained true to the original. For example, the crown is still on the left of the watch case, there is a highly domed sapphire crystal, and the dial is blue with a sunray-brushed finish. It is powered by the TAG Heuer Calibre 11 which is very similar to the movement found in the original Monaco with the benefit of modern production methods and tolerances. The Calibre 11 provides 40 hours of power reserve and beats at 4Hz.
The Swiss Tag Heuer Replica Watches steel case is 39mm in diameter but being square in shape means it wears much larger than you might think. The bezel and case both have alternating brushed and polished finishing to give the case some visual interest. Unlike the original Monaco, the pushers in the Gulf Special are square, which I think fits the aesthetic of the watch much better.
As mentioned earlier, the watch has a highly domed and beveled sapphire crystal. This was one of the hallmarks of the original Monaco from 1969 and one of the features that helped it to be water-resistant. Speaking of water-resistance, the Best Tag Heuer Replica Watches is rated to 100m, even with its display caseback.
Thee two subdials for running seconds at 3:00 and the chronograph minutes at 9:00 are again square in shape with a silver opaline finish. The silver opaline gives the sub-dials a nice sharp contrast and with the black baton hands, makes legibility a breeze. The primary hands and the hour markers are rhodium plated and filled with Super-LumiNova. The Tag Heuer Replica Watches chrono seconds hand has no luminous material but is lacquered red which suits it well. Finally, there is the date wheel at 6:00 and the Gulf logo right above it.
The brand logo, and usual complement of text is found in the usual spots as the other Best TAG Heuer Monaco watches. My least favorite element of the dial is perhaps the rhodium markers that are applied outside the chapter ring. These are the silver horizontal indices that start off long at the top and bottom of dial and shorten as they reach the middle. However, this is consistent with the original design and collectors may appreciate that the watch has stayed true to its roots.