LE SARTHE TO LE STREET
With a documented history stretching back decades, this Porsche 917-031-026 has one final feather in its quiver - it is the very car featured in the film every enthusiasts cuts their teeth on; 1971 ‘Le Mans’ starring Steve McQueen. And so, with an example of the exact reference Heuer Monaco 1133B he wore in the film on wrist, we revelled in the nostalgia of it all with a good old fashioned game of dress up as the car is moved for final preparations ahead of its trip back to France.
Much like the 917K The Heuer Monaco needs no introduction, whether you’re an avid watch buff or amateur enthusiast, chances are you’ve heard of, or seen a Monaco. And while a lot of its reputation is owed to the film ‘Le Mans’ the watch itself was a pioneer in its own right.
Originally released in late 1969, Heuer unveiled their first automatic chronograph movement, the Calibre 11. This was one of the very first automatic chrono movements ever made and interestingly its design was thought about by a think tank of several watch brands; Breitling, Hamilton, Heuer and Dubois.