Steve McQueen wearing the TAG Heuer Monaco chronograph watch in the 1971 movie Le Mans

Steve McQueen's iconic Tag Heuer watch from motor racing movie Le Mans sells for $800,000 at auction

Steve McQueen wearing the TAG Heuer Monaco chronograph watch in the 1971 movie Le Mans

Monaco 'Steve McQueen' Vintage 1972Automatic calibre 11 movement. Blue with white subdials.

Monaco 'Steve McQueen' Vintage 1972Automatic calibre 11 movement. Blue with white subdials.

HODINKEE: A (Vintage) Week On The Wrist: The Heuer Monaco---The Monaco might be one of the most recognizable watches of the 20th century, no doubt due to a phenomenal amount of money spent by TAG Heuer in celebrating its connection with Steve McQueen.  But, what is the original Monaco like to wear, and live with?  Until recently, when I spent a full week with the vintage Heuer Monaco 1133(G) on the wrist.  But first, a little perspective…

A Week On The Wrist: The Heuer Monaco

HODINKEE: A (Vintage) Week On The Wrist: The Heuer Monaco---The Monaco might be one of the most recognizable watches of the 20th century, no doubt due to a phenomenal amount of money spent by TAG Heuer in celebrating its connection with Steve McQueen. But, what is the original Monaco like to wear, and live with? Until recently, when I spent a full week with the vintage Heuer Monaco 1133(G) on the wrist. But first, a little perspective…

Heuer Stainless Steel Monaco Chronograph Wristwatch circa 1970s | From a unique collection of vintage wrist watches at http://www.1stdibs.com/jewelry/watches/wrist-watches/

Heuer Stainless Steel Monaco Chronograph Wristwatch circa 1970s

Heuer Stainless Steel Monaco Chronograph Wristwatch circa 1970s | From a unique collection of vintage wrist watches at http://www.1stdibs.com/jewelry/watches/wrist-watches/

MINT VINTAGE HEUER MONACO 1133 STEVE MACQUEEN CAL. 11 PAPER  RACING BLUE STRAP

MINT VINTAGE HEUER MONACO 1133 STEVE MACQUEEN CAL. 11 PAPER RACING BLUE STRAP

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