To celebrate what would have been Steve McQueen’s 75th birthday, TAG Heuer has reissued one of the most famous and iconic watches in the world – the TAG Heuer Monaco. But hurry – it’s a limited edition.
The Monaco was designed to match McQueen’s suit in the movie Le Mans, which itself was a replica of the suit worn by TAG Heuer’s first sponsored driver – Jo Siffert. That adds the cool factor, but its status also lies in the technical innovation – it was the world’s first square-cased chronograph, with a microrotor for automatic rewinding – the revolutionary ‘Chronomatic Calibre 11’.
The new version differs slightly from the original, featuring a white dial, along with red, white and blue bands to match the McQueen/Siffert suit and blue alligator bracelet. Only 4,000 made – if you want one, you’ll have to pay £2,400.
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By ShinyMedia | October 18th, 2006