Tag Heuer just reported the arrival of the Monaco Caliber 11 Chronograph, a very faithful reissue of the Heuer Monaco 1969 unique model.
The Heuer Monaco was the first square, water-safe programmed chronograph watch throughout the entire existence of Swiss watchmaking. It was dispatched in 1969 and took its name from the Monaco Formula One race.
At that point, the first Monaco (ref. 1133) acquired a break the watch business with its huge square case, metallic blue dial, splendid red moment hand, and domed plastic gem. The crown was provocatively situated on the left to comment that the watch didn’t require winding.
The first Monaco – 1969
The Monaco was likewise imaginative as far as innovation conveying perfect water obstruction, a first for a square watch, and presenting the Chronomatic Caliber 11, which was the first programmed chronograph development accessible to the general population in the historical backdrop of watchmaking.
Steve McQueen added to make it a watch symbol wearing the Monaco ref. 1133B during the filming of the Le Mans film in 1971.
The 2015 Monaco Caliber 11 Chronograph shows that it is an immediate relative of the 1969 unique featuring the crown on the left, the petrol blue dial with two white counters, the date window at 6 o’clock, the jewel cleaned even hour lists with red accents and, as the final touch, the recorded vintage Heuer.
Compared to the first, the steel instance of the 2015 variant is marginally more square (39 mm x 39 mm versus 40 x 38 mm), has a three-section development (received since 1998) and it is shut with 4 screws. It offers water protection from 100 meters/330 feet.
Another image of the first Monaco – 1969
The two push-pieces at 2 and 4 o’clock with a rectangular shape, the drags a little bigger, the sapphire gem (since 2009) and an open case-back to uncover the development are for the most part new features.
The development is the 4 Hz (28,800 vph) Tag Heuer Caliber 11 with Dubois Dépraz chronograph module conveying a 40-hour power save.
The new Tag Heuer Monaco Caliber 11 Chronograph (ref. CAW211P.FC6356) has a cost of Swiss Francs 5,200/Euro 4,995/US$ 5,900. tagheuer.com