Bridging the gap between past and present is a tough line to walk for many replica watches. The edge between nostalgia and kitsch often blurs and the results can be unbecoming.
You can guarantee that this is absolutely not the case for the Tag Heuer Monaco LS Calibre 12 Watch. The Monaco LS Calibre 12 takes the vibrant heritage of 1970s racing and brings it into 2012 with panache.
Monaco replica watches from Tag Heuer have a long history of adding a dashing sense of style to replica watches ever since Steve McQueen made it his favorite timepiece back in the 70s. The square blue dial made the luxury watch recognizable both on and off screen.
The LS Calibre 12 still maintains the squared dial and the retro 70s feel with a little extra spunk of 2012, along with all the technological updates of the future. The “Linear System,” abbreviated as LS in the name of the watch, is a complex interweaving of the chronograph dials.
In spite of the busy dial setup, the watch is still very easy to read, thanks to the forward-thinking color scheme. The different colors of the dials, ranging from white to silver with red and black markings make it easy to admire—er, read the watch.
The watch runs off of the Calibre 12 movement, crafted in-house with great attention to detail. Other well-made elements of the watch include the trifold buckle with spring-lock closure on the stainless steel bracelet. The bracelet itself is a work of art with interlinking chains to create a subtle tread pattern reminiscent of racing tires.
Combine the sleek look of the watch with the sapphire crystal and a water resistance up 100 meters, and you have a watch that as functional to use as it is fantastic to wear.
The square watch face may retain the bold hands and red accents of the earlier versions, but the rest of the timepiece translates so beautifully into the modern look. This watch is truly well-made, and the balance between the retro elements and the modernized geometry of the watch truly carry it into this era.
The Tag Heuer Monaco LS Calibre 12 Watch is a masterful blend of past and present. It is truly rare to see a watch not only carry its charm over the years, but transform it to the current time’s standards of cool.