Heuer released a very secret mission to make the world’s first automatic chronograph in 1966. Therefore, the brand’s revolutionary Calibre 11 movement was born, which they smartly designed an equally revolutionary watch to pair with it, and it is called the Monaco.
Now, cheap TAG Heuer replica is cheering the 50th anniversary of this timekeeping icon with limited-edition Monaco fake watches and even a book devoted to their racing-inspired chronograph.
Named after the iconic Grand Prix, the square cased timepiece was released at the same time in Geneva and New York on March 3rd, 1969. And as McQueen was closely associated with the replica Rolex Submariner, this helped put Heuer’s new creation in the same organization.
Most interestingly, the look of the Heuer Monaco in the classic 1971 film was not a straight-up sponsorship deal. It’s deeply believed that McQueen was encouraged to wear the Monaco because famed racing driver, Jo Siffert had one, and the star wanted his trait in the film to be authentic.
McQueen wasn’t the only celebrity to favor the Monaco; actually, he may not even have been the first. Rat Pack star, Sammy Davis Jr. was photographed with a Monaco strapped to his wrist which appeared to be an earlier model than McQueen’s. Davis’s Heuer was paid at an estate sale of his belongings in 1991, and was later auctioned at Antiquorum in 2010 at a very cheap price. TAG had revived the Heuer yet again for its 40th anniversary last year, helping to add to the hype.
Now TAG Heuer replica is refreshing it once again in order to celebrate the Monaco’s 50th anniversary,. The brand will stage events in the United States, Europe, and Asia throughout the year, with new limited-edition Monaco models slated to be launched at each one.
And to further cherish the moment, a new book unveiled, Paradoxical Superstar that provides an illustrated history of the famous watch will be will be available in TAG Heuer boutiques and on the website beginning in May 2019. While the newer, fancier versions of the Monaco don’t appeal to us as much as the bona fide vintage models, TAG has stayed real to the Monaco’s mission, and every version packs a large number of retro panache.