I give you the TAG Heuer Monaco 1133B, fourth drawing in the JKAI Timepieces road-inspired collection.
A timepiece with deep racing roots, the Monaco was named after the historic racing circuit, the Monaco Grand Prix. In 1969, Heuer introduced the world’s first automatic chronograph movement, the Calibre 11, and featured it in the first-ever waterproof square case chronograph. It’s near impossible to think about the Monaco without thinking of Steve McQueen, the man to give it iconic status in the movie Le Mans. The racing patches in this drawing are the ones found on the racing suit McQueen wore.
Time set at 11:33 for the reference number. Date set at 23 for June 23, 1971, the initial release of Le Mans.
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Graphite on paper, 30 x 44"