Europa Star WorldWatchWeb, 25 March 2015    Español Pусский 繁體中文


Totally black. Totally matte. Stylish. Uncompromising. Almost stealthy. The case is made entirely from carbon fibre, as are the seven bridges of its legendary movement, which is equipped with the famous microscopic toothed micro-belt transmission (the size of a hair, no wider than 0.07 mm) with its linear weight which moves on a rail and ball bearings: please welcome the Monaco V4 Phantom.

The new feature of the 2015 version is found on the case and the movement’s seven bridges, all made of CMC (Carbon Matrix Composite). A special technique was used to create them out of ‘directed carbon’, which means that the carbon fibres are placed in a certain direction in the mould, then micro-blasted, giving them a regular and particularly elegant ‘matte black vertical brushed’ appearance.

The entire dial is composed of shades of dark grey and black. The hands are faceted and satin-finished, with a titanium carbide coating and anthracite grey Super-LumiNova®. Only the jewels (a total of 48 stones in the movement) reveal discreet little touches of red.

Combining cutting-edge mechanical movement design, technical performance using carbon fibre, and horological expertise in the development, production and hand assembly at TAG Heuer in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, the Monaco V4 Phantom is a stylish modern version offering ultra-light weight and extra shock resistance. Its sharp design is particularly unusual for a grand complication watch.

Source: Europa Star March 2015 Magazine Issue

TAG Heuer

TAG Heuer SA
Rue Louis-Joseph Chevrolet 6a
CH 2300 La Chaux-de-Fonds
Tel : +41 (0)32 919 80 00
Fax : +41 (0)32 919 90 00

More Info

Europa Star, the World’s Most influential Watch Magazine, is the premier provider of international watch industry news and information. For 89 years, we have supplied watch retailers, watch distributors, watch designers, watch agents and watch manufacturers with news from the international watch industry. Our web and print publications are of interest to the specialized watch trade and the world’s most knowledgeable aficionados, watch collectors and consumers. Our magazines and websites are available in several different languages, making them accessible to all international markets and an essential tool for anyone working in the watch business and all those passionate about watches.

© 2017 Europa Star - All rights reserved.