Friday, March 9, 2007

McQueen Monaco

Well, I'll start with a watch that's high on my "to aquire" list: Heuer's Steve McQueen Monaco.

Popularized in the movie 'Le Mans' this racecar dash and body inspired chrono makes for a unique and recognizeable timepiece. It's available with the must-have blue crocodile strap and now features the Tag Heuer calibre 17 automatic movement, which can also be found in their latest car inspired watch, their salute to Benz, the SLR. The new concept version of the Monaco, which has been racking up awards around the world, takes it's automobile inspiration a step further with it's revolutionary belt-drive movement. The 'Monaco V4' uses a linear oscillating ingot which powers a relay of 13 drive belts, and will hopefully be making it to wrists everywhere in the not too distant future. I'm still hoping the original blue square will find its way onto mine in the not too distant future.

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