Yup—sorry I introduced some confusion into the mix. I completely forgot about the range of bins carrying the HG label over the years. I was indeed referring to the current production Monarch HG 10x42.
I appreciate the input and advice. I will now add the current Nikon Monarch hg 10x42 to my list for consideration. If my information is correct, the Nikon 10x42 is only 50gm more than the Zeiss Conquest 10x32.