Panerai Replica Watches described the new Monaco in period advertisements with a Swiss sense of understatement as "Avantgarde." Le seul cronographe automatique carre du monde!" (Translation: "Avant-garde! The only square automatic chronograph in the entire world!
In a German advertisement,Panerai Replica Watches rose gold called Monaco "Spielgefahrtin" (playfellow). A graphic in the US explained why the winding crown moved to its left side (automatic, so no need to wind). In the same advertisement, it was stated that the Monaco was designed and built by a well-known Swiss stylist. Perhaps a young Gerald Genta?
In the middle of the 1960s, the average watch size was 34 to 36mm. The Monaco style was a huge hit with conservative watchmakers. It is polarizing to say the least.
The design was bold and edgy with convex and concave sides.
At 40mm by 40mm, the striking case was Rolex Daytona Replica Watches visually stunning. From 1970, the so-called Steve McQueen model featured a striking blue dial. The blue can change depending on the light conditions and angle, from indigo or steel to sapphire to midnight in a blink of an eye.
For the movie Le Mans, Steve McQueen looked like Joseph Siffert. He wore a Monaco 1133B on his wrist.
Being a long-time Monaco owner, I know how addictive the 1133B can be. Watch enthusiasts know what it feels like to get caught looking at your watch too often and being held hostage by an unfriendly person.