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The TAG Heuer Monaco Vintage Limited Edition
TAG Heuer Monaco Vintage Limited Edition Steve McQueen To celebrate Steve McQueen’s 75th birthday, TAG Heuer launched the Monaco Vintage Limited Edition, a new version of a chronograph world-renowned for its big, square case. The new version sports a white dial with the famous red, white, and blue bands of the driving suit that the late actor wore in the unforgettable film classic of 1970, Le Mans.

For his Porsche 917 Gulf driving scenes in Le Mans, Steve McQueen insisted that the props department procure him the complete driving suit of Jo Siffert, which, of course, included the Monaco chronograph. The famous Swiss driver and star of the 24-hour rally at Le Mans, Jo Siffert was the first of many ambassadors officially sponsored by TAG Heuer, and always proudly wore the brand logos and timepieces.
The presence of the Monaco on the actor’s wrist helped contribute to its legend, but it was above all its avant-garde style and its complete break with tradition that enabled it to become one of TAG Heuer’s most sought-after icons.

The square case of TAG Heuer Monaco reshaped the history of watchmaking. Launched in 1969, it was the world’s first chronograph equipped with a microrotor for automatic rewinding – the revolutionary “Chronomatic Calibre 11.” With the boldness of its big, blue, square case, it marked a new era in watchmaking design aesthetics.

Available in a limited edition of 4,000 pcs, this automatic chronograph pays homage to a mythic figure, and nostalgically conjures forth a revolutionary period of history not that far away...

Inspired by the legend and spirit of motor racing, the Monaco Vintage, with its tricolor dial, “Monaco” logo at 6 o’clock, blue alligator bracelet with beige stitching, and pushbutton buckle is destined to be a highly collectible cult classic!