The Vintage Tag Heuer Replica Watch
The replica Tag Heuer Montreal was first unveiled in 1972, and its silhouette symbolizes its era. The cushion-shaped case not only measures an extra 42mm, but also features a contrasting circular dial, which offer s intriguing details. Also note that the timing push is on the right side of the case, and the rotating crown is on the left side — a sign of internal movement.
The first generation of the fake Montreal watches were all equipped with Heuer’s famous Caliber 12 movement. Heuer, Breitling, Hamilton-Buren, and Dubois-Depraz joined forces to introduce the Caliber 11 – one of the world’s first automatic chronograph movements in 1969. However, due to some mechanical issues, Heuer presented the improved and higher-beat Caliber 12 movement in 1971.
The dial of the replica Tag Heuer Montreal chronograph uses the traditional bi-compax layout with two subsidiary dials. There’s the 30-minute recorder at 3 o’clock and the 12-hour recorder at 9 o’clock; there is a date window at 6 o’clock as well.
If you look carefully, you will see that there are two dials on the outside of the dial – one for pulsing and one for tachometer. This clever combination means that Montreal Hoyle can measure the pulse at the doctor’s office as well as the speed and distance on the track.
There are steel and gold-plated versions of the Montreal, along with a range of dial options including white, blue, champagne, and black. Heuer only produced the first series of the Montreal with the Caliber 12 movement for about four years until it was replaced with the second series, which used a Valjoux movement instead.
The sport black dial is mainly characterized by white details. However, there is a sparkling red pulsation scale that adds to the popular color. Because of the age of these watches, the tritium lume used for hands and hands has darkened over the years, which is also known among antique replica watch collectors as “bronzing.”