Back in 1969 TAG Heuer unveiled the Heuer Monaco timepiece which was the “first square, water-resistant automatic chronograph watch in the history of Swiss watchmaking”. It had an attractive design and luxurious features that made it one of the more popular watches from the brand at the time. Now years later they are reissuing the timepiece in the form of the Monaco Calibre 11, and it’s quite exceptional.
The TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 11 has a 39mm square case that is made from fine-brushed and polished stainless steel. It features a black calfskin leather strap, a brushed steel bezel, and the iconic petroleum blue dial. The timepiece has its crown located on the left hand side, a minute chronograph counter at 9 o’clock, a running second counter at 3 o’clock, a date window, luminescent hour and minuter markers, sapphire crystal glass, and the worlds “Monaco” and “Automatic Chronograph – Calibre 11” found on the dial.
Like the original, the watch is waterproof up to 328-feet and looks quite similar. While it’s not a historic piece from 1969, it’s about as close to the original as you can get. This beautiful timepiece will be available globally for $5,900 dollars and it will most likely be as popular as the first Monaco was back in the day.
Photos from TAG Heuer