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Marin, Switzerland, 2007/03/21 - TAG Heuer Monaco Vintage Limited Edition: the square-faced icon of Motor Sports is back in a new version that will appeal to racing purists and lovers of strong, disruptive design.
Monaco Vintage Limited Edition
First immortalized on Steve McQueen’s wrist in the 1970 racing film, Le Mans, the original Monaco, with its big, squared-off case and truly avant-garde Chronomatic Calibre 11—the first chronograph movement with an automatic micro-rotor mechanism—is a mythical icon of modern watchmaking history.
TAG Heuer’s all-new vintage version sports a powerful design true to the revolutionary spirit of the original: black dial with orange and blue stripes, vintage “GULF” logo at 6 o’clock and matching black alligator strap with orange stitching. This stunning piece is a tribute to the Porsche-Gulf 917K racecar in the movie Le Mans.
The legendary Porsche 917-Gulf K, one of the most celebrated automobiles in motor racing, was only produced from 1969 to 1973. Equipped with a 600+ horsepower, 5-litre engine and capable of speeds up to 362 km/h, its success surpassed all expectations, winning Le Mans in 1970 and 1971 and setting a record that holds to this day: 5,335km at an average of 222 km/h. Its unique design and orange and blue colors, make this racecar an unforgettable dream machine.
To give added authenticity to the Porsche 917 Gulf driving scenes in the movie, McQueen insisted on wearing the Monaco chronograph because the just-out chronograph was considered the most authentic car-racing watch on the circuit. A sport and glamour legend was born...
The edgy new Monaco Vintage is equally authentic and iconic. Launched this year in a limited edition of 4,000 pieces, it is destined to become another cult classic that will appeal to racing purists and lovers of strong, disruptive design.
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