In 1969, at the moment when the perfect fake TAG Heuer Monaco was launched, it hasn’t been favored by the public. Although it is already equipped with the famous Cal.11, the square case is too avant-garde for them to accept. It was Steve McQueen made the unique timepiece become popular all over the world.
The blue dial copy TAG Heuer is very recognizable and its biggest features are the square case and the crown at left side. The shape of the case was too avant-garde for the public at that time but the waterproof problem was not easy to solve. But Monaco completely overcame the difficulty.
In terms of time, the Calibre 11 was the world’s first self-winding mechanical movement. The crown at left side of this model has broken the traditional design of those manual winding mechanical watches. Therefore, the world’s first waterproof watch with self-winding mechanical movement was born.