TAG Heuer : Reminiscence

Monaco Chronograph Calibre 11 

Case : steel, three parts, secured by four screws, sapphire crystal caseback, water-resistant to 100m Size : 39x39mm Movement : TAG Heuer Calibre 11, automatic chronograph (40h power reserve), Dubois-Dépraz chronograph module Functions : hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph, date Dial : minutes chronograph counter at 9 o’clock and running seconds subdial at 3 o’clock, rhodiumed hour-markers enhanced by red lines tipped with white SuperluminovaTM dots. Strap : perforated calfskin, fitted with a steel folding clasp

TAG Heuer presents a new version of its legendary square automatic chronograph with a metallic blue dial. Strongly inspired by the watch worn by Steve McQueen in the film Le Mans, the Monaco Chronograph Calibre 11 is a direct reminder of the 1969 original : a 39mm case, a petroleum blue dial with two white counters, a vintage Heuer logo, a crown positioned at 9 o’clock. While bearing a definite resemblance to the “Steve McQueen” Monaco model, this new interpretation nonetheless stands out from its forerunner by the rectangular shape of its chronograph pushers and a 3 o’clock small seconds subdial. In terms of its mechanism, the 2015 version of the Monaco is powered by a Calibre 11 based on the Sellita SW300 and complemented by a Dubois-Dépraz chronograph module. A sapphire crystal and exhibition caseback revealing the movement’s inner workings sets the finishing touch to this new model. A word to Monaco enthusiasts : this model is not a limited edition.


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