Even though I am not a huge Tag Heuer fan, I respect their history and the coolness and iconic factor some of their watches have.
For this Baselworld 2015, Tag Heuer released the NEW Monaco V4 Phantom. For some reason when I look at this watch I think of Batman because of it’s dark and mysterious 41 mm carbon matrix composite case.
The movement is the skeletonized and deconstructed in-house caliber V4 with 46 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 42 hours. It has seven carbon matrix composite bridges, microblasted plate, hour-markers and screws with titanium carbide coating, and black micro-belts in viscoplastic polyamide. The micro-belts are cut with microscopic teeth and the linear mass (rotor) runs along a straight track on ball bearings.
The dial is a black and has hands coated with anthracite grey SuperLuminova. It’s fitted on a a matte black alligator strap with black titanium folding clasp.
Like most of the V4 watches Tag Heuer releases at Baselworld, this watch is an amazing billboard of what Tag Heuer can do by pushing innovation and design together.