That one time I wore a £50,000 watch for about 45 seconds
I was in the top 1 % for around 45 seconds and then went back to the bottom 5% or something
I routinely check old HDDs and SD cards, looking for useful pictures and videos and today I found a hastily taken photograph of a TAG-Heuer Monaco V4 on my wrist, taken at the 2017 Top Marques Watches with my iPhone 5S. Ah the good ol' days.
The TM Watches folder contained a few gems I’m gonna be sharing in the next few days (I’ll also explain what the Top Marques Watches is/was) and in the meantime, let’s talk about the Monaco for a second.
I can't find the original video and I had to use the one I saved from my Instagram, hence the weird geotag and stickers
The original Monaco V4, a super-conspicuous, skeletonized version of the Monaco, was unveiled in 2004 and this was the 2017 upgrade, available in titanium or platinum, with a price tag north of £50,000. Every iteration of the V4 is produced in limited numbers and I seem to recall to TAG pr guy explaining they were only going to build 60 pieces for the watch I got to wear. Various V4 models can be found for around £25-30,000 on Chrono 24.
I was able to wear it for, I don’t know, about 45 seconds and needless to say, I probably won't be able to wear this watch again but that's only the bad news. The good news is there are far better - and much, much cheaper- versions of the Monaco available and who knows. One day. Maybe.