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Lot #AN3186 – Tag Heuer Monaco McQueen Motorcycle Helmet


Fine and rare retro style Tag Heuer Monaco motorcycle helmet with visor.  Circa 2009.  Collaboration between Tag Heuer and French motorcycle helmet manufacturer, AirBorn, in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Monaco.  Brown and blue scheme based on the Gulf colors of the 1970 Porsche 917 Steve McQueen drove in his 1971 movie “Le Mans.”  Helmet has a racing stripe, steel hardware, leather trim, and a vintage Heuer logo.  Size XXL.  This helmet is NOT D.O.T. (Department of Transportation) approved and has a label inside the helmet stating “THIS HELMET IS NOT INTENDED FOR USE ON PUBLIC ROADS IN NORTH AMERICA.”  This helmet should be used for DISPLAY PURPOSES ONLY and is NOT intended for use on public roads.  By purchasing this helmet, you agree that you understand that this helmet is not DOT approved and cannot legally be used on the roads in the United States.  The helmet comes with a Heuer dust cover bag.

Steve McQueen, “the original King of Cool”, famously wore a Heuer Monaco watch is his movie “Le Mans.” McQueen still serves as an inspiration for the latest Tag Heuer Monaco models.

Appears to be in unworn condition.  The overall condition is excellent.

In 1860, Edouard Heuer founded Uhrenmanufaktur Heuer AG.  Throughout the years, Heuer secured several patients such as his first chronograph, the oscillating pinion, and the first dashboard chronograph.  In 1933, they introduced the Autavia dashboard timer for cars and planes.  In the mid-1940’s, Heuer came up with the Heuer triple calendar chronographs.  In the 1950’s, they collaborated with  Abercrombie & Fitch to produce the Abercrombie & Fitch Seafarer chronograph and the  Abercrombie & Fitch Auto-Graph chronograph.  In the 1960’s, Heuer became popular with motor racing events and teams such as Forumla One, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and Shelby Cobra.  Icon Tag Heuer models include the Heuer Auto-Graph, the Heuer Solunar, the Heuer Mareograph, the Heuer Twin-time, the Heuer Sebring, the Heuer Carrera, the Heuer Camaro, the Heuer Autavia, the Heuer Montreal, the Heuer Temporada, the Heuer Silverston, the Heuer Daytona, the Heuer Manhattan, the Heuer S/el, the Heuer Kirium, the Heuer Monza, the Heuer Monaco Sixty Nine, the Heuer Aquaracer, the Heuer Monaco, the Heuer Link, and the Heuer Grand Carrera.

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Brand:  Tag Heuer
Model:  40th Anniversary of Monaco Motorcycle Helmet
Last Know Retail (Approximate):  NA


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