TAG Heuer has created a special edition Monaco watch in collaboration with the Bamford Watch Department. This first official in-house built collaboration watch is only available for purchase in TAG Heuer boutiques and online stores in available countries.
The new timepiece unveiled at Baselworld 2018 by the Swiss watchmaker is the iconic Monaco with a solid carbon case, an elegant full black dial and aqua blue chronograph counters.
CEO of BWD, George Bamford is a pioneer in the customization of luxury watches by modernising and personalising timepieces which were already very exclusive, giving them a recognisable identity with his own ultra-modern, futuristic style. This is not the first collaboration between TAG Heuer and Bamford Watch Department. Back in 2017, customers and fans of the Swiss brand were offered the opportunity to customise their favourite model. Following this success, TAG Heuer invited George Bamford to help designing this new series of the Monaco, which exclusively carries the Bamford name.
Now, George Bamford has left his mark on the legendary TAG Heuer Monaco. As one would expect, this new version still features the hallmarks of this model: the square 39-mm case and the crown positioned on the left. But now it also boasts a case made from incredibly lightweight and highly resistant carbon – the ideal material for watchmakers.
Bamford’s signature style is evident in the chronograph counters highlighted with luminous marks on the indices and the date window, which are a magnificent aquablue – Bamford Watch Department’s favourite shade of blue – a detail which gives the timepiece a resolutely modern look which is right on-trend. The dial and the case-back are engraved with “Monaco Bamford” as a reminder of the partners in this collaboration. The whole piece is set off perfectly with an exquisite black alligator leather strap.
Utilizing their industrial capabilities, the Avant Garde Swiss watch brand created a special mould for this carbon case to perfectly match the dimensions of the TAG Heuer Monaco and meet the technical constraints of this specific material.
Calibre 11 Automatic
39 mm carbon case
Bevelled, domed sapphire crystal
Polished black PVD steel crown at 09H with Aqua Blue Heuer logo
Black PVD steel push buttons at 02H and 04H
Black PVD steel screwed sapphire case back with special engraving “Monaco Bamford”, limited numbered
Water-resistance: 100 metres
Black flange with 60 seconds scale
2 counters in lacquered luminescent Aqua Blue:
– Permanent second indicator at 03H
– Minute chronograph at 09H
Black gold plated facetted polished applied indexes with blue Super Luminova®
Aqua Blue and Black gold plated facetted polished hands with blue Super Luminova®
Aqua Blue lacquered central hand
Aqua Blue Heuer printed logo
Aqua Blue 06H angled date
MONACO AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH BAMFORD printed
Black alligator leather and rubber