“Le Mans” a movie staring Steve Mcqueen and this Heuer Monaco, set during the golden age of racing with the iconic 24hr race being the backdrop against which this watch and Mcqueen would be set.
This particular Heuer is a carbon copy of the one worn in “Le mans” by Steve Mcqueen
The watch features the iconic 39mm x 39mm square-shaped case which instantly makes the Monaco an iconic piece, complete with the red second hand, red tipped hour and minute markers and the red markers on the dial offering strong and resolute distinction from the dial making it highly legible during racing scenarios.
This sporty theme continues to the write band which is perforated adding to that sporty feeling that this completely embodies.
The monaco is powered by the CALIBRE 12
This calibre 12 is a C.O.S.C. certifed watch the ultimate recognition of precision and reliabilty. it has a staggering 59 Jewel movement complete with 40hr power reserve. This movement is a bonding of the Selita SW300 with Chronograph function coming from the Dubois-Depraz 2008 module.
The Monaco is entering its 50th year and yet it endures, looking fresh still after 5 decades of existence…. that is when you know that you have an enduring classic, its simplistic style being a touchstone to the era of simpler and more refined watches and back to that golden age of racing.
Here at AM, we would consider this a classic. In the same vein as the Submariner, Speedmaster and Navitmer. This is the drivers watch.