The shared history between TAG Heuer and Gulf Oil is celebrated with the graphic dial of this special edition Monaco.

Gallery photo 2 of 8WHY WE LOVE IT

We love our cars just as much as we love our watches at HODINKEE, so any watch that highlights the wonderfully contrasting tones of the Gulf Oil racing livery in an authentic manner was sure to have its fans in our office. It's a look that left an indelible mark on almost everyone who saw it during its racing heyday, and that feeling is one most watch enthusiasts, then and now, share with the Monaco. Love it or hate it, the Monaco has always held an iconoclastic presence within traditional Swiss watch design, and the Monaco Gulf Edition pushes the already bold look to new aesthetic heights. As a successful reinterpretation of the original Monaco, this watch borrows the successful form factor of the Monaco Calibre 11 CAW211P from 2015, the most authentic revival of the original 1133B, and subverts its classical detailing with the bold Gulf appearance. It's a decision that transforms the watch's appeal and embraces the excess of the Monaco's original design.