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‘ My favourite watch is my TAG Heuer Monaco, which I bought as a present to myself on my 40th birthday four years ago. I’ve always liked TAGS and went for the Monaco on the basis that, if it worked for Steve Mcqueen, it should work for me! But mine isn’t the blue- dial version that Mcqueen made famous by wearing in the movie Le Mans, nor is it a chronograph. It’s a simple, time- only watch with a small seconds display at six o’clock and a date window at three, but it was that simple, classic appearance that appealed to me.
‘ When I first bought it, I wore it all the time – until I discovered how much it cost to replace the strap with a genuine TAG one, to have the movement serviced and to have the case polished. Then I began to limit the occasions when I wear it. I rarely, therefore, wear it at work and, anyway, watches are not welcome in a manufacturing facility such as Zenos. They can cause damage to cars and components, so people leave them off.’