TAG Heuer & Gulf Oil International signed a partnership!
The global partnership with Gulf Oil International will lead to the development of new activities and new watch-editions.
The first one ist the TAG Heuer Monaco Gulf which was presented on the occasion of the signing of the global partnership.
With the immediately recognisable famous blue and orange stripes, Gulf has been a well-known player in the automotive industry for over 115 years. It was the first company to drill for oil below the sea, and in 1913, became the first in the world to open a petrol station.
TAG Heuer and Gulf have crossed paths already several times, but the most notable was in 1971, in the film "Le Mans", when Steve McQueen wore a Heuer Monaco on his wrist while driving a Porsche 917 that featured the Gulf logo...
TAG Heuer Monaco Gulf 2018 Special Edition
The watch measures 39x39 mm, the crown is on the left. The petroleum blue dial features the inscribed vintage Heuer logo, two white counters, diamond-polished horizontal hour indices and a the date window at 6 o'clock. As a reminder of its origins and sporting pedigree, a light blue and orange stripe of Gulf’s renowned racing colours have been added to the dial. The Gulf logo also appears at 6 o'clock.
The TAG Heuer Monaco Gulf 2018 Special Edition is powered by the Calibre 11 automatic chronograph with date and water-resistance to 100 meters.
Please note the steel case in three parts (done since 1998), which is secured with four screws, the rectangular shape of the two push-buttons at 2 and 4 o'clock, the slightly slimmer lugs, the sapphire crystal (done since 2009) and the open case-back.
The Monaco is worn with an exquisite petroleum blue leather strap with orange topstitching, for an elegant look and another nod to the Gulf logo.