The Calibre 11 Monaco is a remake of the 1969 edition. The 1969 Monaco, worn by Steve Mcqueen was the first winding Chronograph and the first square chronograph. The Calibre 11 Monaco is not to be confused with the Calibre 12 Monaco. Although they may look similar on first sight, the differences are in the details. The Calibre 11 is an accurate remake of while the Calibre 12 is an adapted version.
The Calibre 11 case is sized at 39mm and 15mm in thickness. One of the most distinct aspects of the watch is the crown on the ‘9’ position. This is great for left-handers however it might be slightly awkward for all the right-handers out there.
Featuring a matte blue dial with the horizontal index, keeping it coherent with the square case of the watch. A step up from its 1969 counterpart, the Monaco uses sapphire crystal glass on the front and back, and a 100m-water resistance. Making it more suitable for daily use and rougher handling.
The strap adopts a perforated calfskin leather strap to retain the vintage look. It brings one back to the interior of a vintage sports racing car. The additional holes on the strap allow heat and perspiration to escape keeping your wrist cool at all times.
The watch back is designed with a sapphire crystal glass to boast the Calibre 11 movement an estimated power reserve of 40 hours. The Heuer logo is engraved in red to add a dash of colour. The Calibre 11 Monaco is a for the vintage lovers out there.