Tag Heuer Replica Monaco Review

The reference I handled was fitted with the Calibre 11 movement, which is an outsourced movement, but many of the newer references are fitted with the HEUER 02 in-house calibre. It is refreshing to see a watch manufacturer continue to invest in their products.

Overall it was a pleasure to experience the Tag Heuer Monaco first hand and it was obvious after handling it why this watch is a favorite among many who makes the best replica watches collectors.

Movements: Calibre HEUER 02 & The Calibre 11
Depending on the chronograph reference, two different movements are used to power the Tag Heuer Monaco. Legacy & more vintage models are fitted with the Calibre 11 and the newer models are fitted with the recently released in-house Calibre HEUER 02.

When comparing the two calibres it becomes obvious that the HEUER 02 is the superior of the two. The HEUER 02 is COSC certified, which means it meets or exceeds high accuracy standards, and has a power reserve double that of the Calibre 11.

The Monaco is the most iconic and recognizable Tag Heuer collection since their inception in 1860. Its square case shape, special editions, and its close ties to racing have kept the Monaco relevant over many decades that have left the core design relatively untouched. For our review of the Tag Heuer Monaco we were fortunate enough to get hands on with the Steve Mcqueen chronograph reference CAW211P.FC6356.

At first glance and feel I was taken aback by just how cool this watch is. The Monaco is undoubtedly different and unique but in such a good way. In-fact it’s hard to believe that other watchmakers often don’t duplicate the design. What stands out the most is the case shape and the unusual use of a circular time display in a rounded case.

Let’s begin with the case. When I first put the buy fake rolex on my wrist I was surprised how natural and comfortable it felt. I instantly felt assured that the case construction was solid and enjoyed all the different layers and finishing the Tag Heuer Monaco case provides. The chronograph button pushers are strategically tilted to improve functionality, which was a wonderful surprise that you would only notice if you were to get hands on with a Monaco.

Reading this dial might take some time getting used to because of the contrasting shapes between the dial and the case. It’s simply not what we are used to. Round cases have round time displays and square cases have square time displays. Well….this watch is a little different but in a good way. After you get used to the different shapes, you’ll notice that the Monaco does an excellent job at incorporating color to enhance legibility. The Steve Mcqueen Monaco reference I got hands on with had red accents on the hands and indices that contrasted very well with the navy blue dial to make it quick and easy to tell the time.