Today's offering showcases this rare 18K gold TAG Heuer Professional 6000 Series divers watch. At the time, the 6000 was TAG Heuer's flagship watch, its first; and while almost all examples were built in steel and steel with gold accents, TAG Heuer built a few in 18K gold to serve as the true pinnacle flagship watch for the brand.
While we have owned dozens of 6000's, this is the first 18K one we have ever owned...we've wanted to acquire a gold 6000 for a number of years, and when we did it slipped into my wearing collection for a few months.
Featuring a rotating elapsed time bezel, and precision automatic movement, the TAG Heuer 6000 Professional watch unites sport and prestige. Its heavy solid 18K gold architecture is both elegant and sporty.
And unlike the quartz versions of most TAG's from the period, this more desirable mechanical example is powered by the very well made ETA 2892-A2 based movement with gilded rotor, which is quite pristine. Fitting for TAG Heuer's very finest watch at the time, the company sent the movement away for official chronometer certification, the highest outside distinction awarded to a commercial movement for accuracy.
This full size 6000 measures 40mm in diameter with guards but without crown - the same size as most Rolex sports watches.
It has all of its original parts and and presents in beautiful condition - about a 9.2 out of 10.
The case presents as mint with only light signs of previous polishing. All of the hallmarks and markings, included the very lightly stamped serial number, are still very clear. The original dial and sapphire crystal both also present as mint. And the original crown screws down very well.
Any needed servicing has been performed by one of our Master Watchmakers who used to be an authorized watchmaker for Rolex. It continues to keep accurate time.
For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new crocodile strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function, a full-page custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
A great article on the 6000's can be found here: The Ultimate Guide to the TAG Heuer 6000.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Maker: Tag Heuer
Model: Ref. WH514
Date made: 3/1995
Serial no.: 5552
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Quick-Setting Date, Hacking Seconds, Elapsed Time Bezel
Designed for: Men
Case material: Solid 18K gold
Case condition: Mint with only light signs of previous polishing. All of the hallmarks and markings, included the very lightly stamped serial number, are still very clear.
Dimensions: 40mm diameter (with guards but without crown - 42mm with the crown) by 46mm long lug tip to tip
Dial: White, gold circle and homeplate indexes filled with luminous, original, mint condition
Movement type: TAG Heuer Swiss automatic, ETA based 2892-A2 workhorse movement
Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. We also stock lizard and a variety of other straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
Crystal type: Sapphire glass, mint condition
Servicing: Any needed servicing has been performed by one of our Master Watchmakers who used to be an authorized watchmaker for Rolex.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
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Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.