Thursday

Tag Heuer's Concept 'Monaco V4 ' Belt Drive Watch

"If at first, the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it." -Albert Einstein


The 'Monaco V4 '. Built by the renowned Swiss DMC Group for Tag Heuer. They have thrown out the traditional pinion based mechanics and invented a new method of automatic timekeeping, the first patented belt transmission wristwatch. Powered by an oscillating linear weight that falls back and forth within the central shaft - transmitting the energy to the four ball bearing barrels. All part of the mechanical revolution in watchmaking where everyone is trying to reinvent the wheel - but this time with belts.

Really, the best way to visualize what this watch does is in the official video here-->Link

Originally inspired by the 1969 Heuer (pre-Tag) Monaco made famous by Steve McQueen in his race car flick 'Le Mans'. They also reproduce the original Monaco more faithfully.


Original 1969 Heuer Monaco


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