Strapped to your wrist on the matte black alligator strap and matching glossy black-coated titanium deployant, the TAG Heuer Monaco V4 Tourbillon has an impressive wrist presence. No, it is not the most legible Monaco ever made, but this is one of the few times that I will admit people don’t wear a timepiece to strictly tell the time. When you wear the TAG Heuer Monaco V4 Tourbillon, it is to glance in a voyeuristic manner at your watch and check out the movement in action through the dial-less face.
For many, this is a breathtakingly cool watch, and at the same time others will completely not understand it. I anticipate that some people will question TAG Heuer’s logic in trying to shove a tourbillon where a tourbillon didn’t need to be, while other people will be upset why TAG Heuer didn’t go further and including more complication into the V4T. Maybe those people forgot how difficult it was to get the original Monaco V4 watch movements working in the first place.
TAG Heuer continues to put a lot of effort into its highest-end products, which is a positive thing. However, I don’t want TAG Heuer to lose focus on their bread and butter entry-level priced watches which allow for things like the TAG Heuer Monaco V4 Tourbillon to even be made. As such, TAG Heuer has not announced a specific limited edition number, so I presume that the Monaco V4T will be produce not as part of a limited edition, but rather in a low production volume each year. Price for the TAG Heuer Monaco V4 Tourbillon watch is around $170,000. tagheuer.com