BE SQUARE

The Australian - Wish Magazine - - TIMEPIECES -

First re­leased in 1969, the very square, very sporty Monaco is one of TAG Heuer’s most fa­mous and recog­nis­able de­signs. In no small part that fame is the re­sult of the watch be­ing worn on Steve McQueen’s wrist in the 1971 rac­ing epic Le Mans. McQueen’s on-screen ve­hi­cle of choice is a Porsche 917 em­bla­zoned with Gulf Oil’s dis­tinc­tive blue and orange liv­ery. It’s this colour scheme that makes a tri­umphant re­turn, in rac­ing stripe form, on the dial of the 2018 Monaco Gulf Spe­cial Edi­tion. It may not be the most sub­tle dial out there, but it is – like any­thing touched by the aura of McQueen – un­de­ni­ably cool. RRP $7650

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