"The King of Cool"Back in the 1970s, Steve McQueen was the "King of Cool." He was a world-famous movie star and a prominent racecar driver. In fact, during 1970 he placed second in the 12 Hours of Sebring – a professional race – driving a Porsche 908/02. It was during this period that McQueen was offered the leading role in a racing inspired 1971 movie "Le Mans." In the role, McQueen played a race car driver. The props and wardrobe for the role were supplied by Don Nunley, the film's property master. As a part of this process, Nunley provided McQueen with a choice of watches to select from as a prop for the movie. As a part of this process, McQueen selected a blue-dialed Heuer Monaco, model 1133B. The watch was featured throughout the film, including print advertisements promoting the film. The rest is, as they say, watch history...
Gulf Special EditionThe TAG Heuer Monaco Gulf 2018 Special Edition (CAW211R) features the same iconic 39mm x 39mm square case of its predecessors. Although it is a tribute to the 1969 "McQueen Monaco," the new edition features a few slight updates, such as: A 3-part steel case, sapphire crystal, rectangular shaped pushers, slimmer lugs, and a sapphire see-through caseback.
- Case: 39mm x 39mm - 3-part steel case, brushed and polished - sapphire crystal on both sides - 100m water-resistant
- Movement: TAG Heuer Calibre 11 Automatic Chronograph with Dubois-Depraz module
- Power Reserve : 42 Hours
- Dial: Metallic blue with light blue and orange stripes, White Chronograph Subdials at 9 o'clock and 3 o'clock, Rhodium-plated indices, and White SuperLumiNova Luminous Paint
- Functions: Minutes, Small Seconds, 30-minute Chronograph, Date
- Strap: Blue Calfskin Leather, Perforated with Orange Stitching, Deployant Buckle
- Reference: CAW211R.FC6401
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