When TAG Heuer released the Monaco V4 Concept Watch a decade ago, it was nothing short of a revolution: the Swiss luxury watchmaker had just created the first timepiece that replaced the usual pinion and gear transmission with a belt driven movement.
Fast forward ten years, to this year’s Baselworld, which has seen TAG Heuer go even further – this time, they’ve combined their unique belt technology with one of most emblematic complications in the entire art of watchmaking , the tourbillion. The result is the exquisite timepiece that is the Monaco V4 Tourbillon.
The addition of those transmission belts we’ve mentioned earlier is not only a great innovation, it’s also a bit of a technological marvel in and of itself, with the pieces being as thin as a human hair. The watch comes with a black titanium and sapphire case, as well as an automatic linear rewinding system and barrels that are held and rotated on ball bearings. No word on when the TAG Heuer Monaco V4 Tourbillon will be available on the market, however the price is thought to be somewhere around $170,000.