Best TAG Heuer Monaco Homage Alternatives

The Tag Heuer Monaco is one of the truly iconic watch designs of the last century. Moving away from the conventional round dial, the square case of the Monaco just catches eyes. This watch also gained significant credibility from being worn by the undisputed king of cool himself, the legendary Steve McQueen. McQueen wore a blue dial Monaco during the 1970 movie ‘Le Mans’, making this watch a must have for those looking to emulate the man himself.

Tag Heuer Monaco

tag heuer monaco

Model: CAW211P.FC6356

Movement:  Automatic

Engine:  Tag Heuer Calibre 11

Band:  Leather strap

Case Size:  39 mm

Water Resistance:  100 meters / 330 feet

BUY FOR $4,295.00*
*At time of publication
 

If you’re looking to recreate this timeless style, but you’re budget restricted, or just want to stand out a little more, take a look at this list of some of the best Tag Heuer Monaco Homages and alternatives available today.

The Best Tag Heuer Monaco Homages & Alternatives

Hamilton Jazzmaster

best tag heuer monaco alternative

Hamilton are a well known maker of quality watches, and as one of the houses of the Swatch Group, they have one of the biggest names in horology backing them up. The Jazzmaster is a great choice for those seeking a Tag Heuer Monaco alternative; not only do you get extremely similar looks, but also a great watch that with care, will last a lifetime.

As with the Tag, the Hamilton features a square, stainless steel case with chronograph features, it measures in at 41mm. Both the Monaco and the Jazzmaster are powered by automatic Swiss movements and sit on leather straps. The Hamilton Jazzmaster is rated to 100 meters water resistance, making it a practical choice as well as a close visual match for the Monaco.

Model: H32666535

Movement:  Automatic

Engine:  Calibre 2894

Band:  Leather strap

Case Size:  41 mm

Water Resistance:  100 meters / 330 feet

BUY FOR $1,699.00*
*Price updated as of 2020-11-25

 

Invicta S1 Rally

best tag heuer monaco homage

The Invicata S1 Rally represents a more contemporary take on the classic Tag. This Tag Heuer Monaco look-alike features the enigmatic square case, measuring in at 41 mm, made of stainless steel and housing a Swiss Quartz movement rated to 100 meters water resistance.

The S1 Rally evokes images of the classic road races of yesteryear with its quilt pattern leather strap. The modern, silver colored dial juxtaposes nicely with the overall classic look of the watch.

Model:  15789

Movement:  Quartz

Band:  Leather strap

Case Size:  48 mm

Water Resistance:  100 meters / 330 feet

BUY FOR Price not available*
*Price updated as of 2020-11-25

 

Tissot TXL

tissot txl square chronograph

The Tissot TXL is available with a range of dial styles, and represents an excellent choice if you prefer a rectangular dial over the square of the Tag Heuer Monaco. The Tissot is available in standard dial, as well as Chronograph function.

The TXL houses a quartz movement in its 33 mm case, which is water rated to 100 meters, matching the rating of the Monaco. It is available with either a steel bracelet or leather strap, allowing those who have a distinct preference to get the look without sacrificing their comfort.

Model: T0617171605100

Movement:  Quartz

Band: Leather strap

Case Size:  33 mm

Water Resistance:  100 meters / 330 feet

BUY FOR Price not available*
*Price updated as of 2020-11-25

 

Seiko SND765

seiko tag heuer monaco homage

The Seiko SND765 is a clear Tag Heuer Monaco homage, it features retro styling including a 40 mm, square, stainless steel case (marginally larger than the 39 mm Monaco), chronograph functionality, as well as an attractive quilted pig skin strap.

The Seiko is powered by a Japanese quartz movement, and while it may not have the same level of intricacy as an automatic, being a Seiko you can be assured of long lasting reliability. Just as with the Tag, this Seiko is water resistant to 100 meters.

Model:  SND765

Movement:  Quartz

Band:  Leather strap

Case Size:  39 mm

Water Resistance:  100 meters / 330 feet

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*The Seiko SND765 is out of production and can be difficult to find.

 

Diesel Square Franchise

diesel square franchise

This Diesel alternative to the Tag Heuer Monaco looks to appeal to those with a taste for large watches; measuring in at a huge 48 mm, it is among the largest of all of the pieces in this list. In addition to the large size, it features bold styling with large 2, 3 and 4 o’clock indices on the dial.

The Diesel is powered by a Japanese quartz movement for high precision and is rated water resistant to 50 meters. Just like the Monaco, it sits on a leather strap and features chronograph sub dials, and a square shaped stainless steel case.

Model:  116610LN

Movement:  Quartz

Band:  Leather strap

Case Size:  48 mm

Water Resistance:  50 meters / 165 feet

BUY FOR Price not available*
*Price updated as of 2020-11-25

 

Certina DS Podium Square

certina ds podium monaco homage

This Certina DS Podium is a real Tag Heuer Monaco alternative, it is at a glance a very similarly styled watch, featuring an identically sized 39 mm square case made from stainless steel, a leather strap with deployment clasp, and a 100 meter water resistance rating.

The Certina features a day date window at 3 o’clock, chronograph functionality, and tachymeter markings etched into the steel surrounding the dial. The DS Podium is a great piece for anybody looking for a top quality Monaco look alike, but doesn’t want to invest so heavily in just one watch.

Model: C001.514.16.057.01

Movement:  Automatic

Engine: ETA-Valjoux Caliber 7750

Band:  Leather strap

Case Size:  39 mm

Water Resistance:  100 meters / 330 feet

BUY FOR $1,496.25*
*At time of publication

 

Jaragar AMPM24

jaragar ampm24

The Jaragar AMPM24 is one of the lowest priced watches listed here today. If you must have the look of the Tag Heuer Monaco and you’re looking to spend as little as possible, this may be the best option for you.

This Jaragar watch fdeatures a stainless steel, square shaped case, and sits on a stainless bracelet. The dial features the ‘Gulf Racing’ colorway, for a subtle nod to Steve McQueen and the Tag Heuer Monaco. The 42 mm case houses an automatic movement, providing excellent value for money at this price point. Water resistance is not provided, and the chronograph buttons are not functional, but again, if the look is what’s important to you, this makes a good option.

Model:  AMPM24

Movement:  Automatic

Band:  Stainless steel bracelet

Case Size:  42 mm

Water Resistance:  Not listed

BUY FOR Price not available*
*Price updated as of 2020-11-25

 

Citizen Drive AT2215-07E

citizen tag heuer monaco

By choosing a Citizen as your Tag Heuer Monaco homage, you’re choosing a well made, quality watch. This Eco Drive hits all of the major style cues and yet retains enough individual style to stand up on its own. It houses a light powered Eco Drive movement in a black, ion coated stainless steel case, which is of course square, and rated to 30 meters of water resistance.

As on the Tag, the Citizen features a dual sub dial chronograph function. It is marginally larger than the Monaco at 40 mm, and it sits on a black leather strap with red accent along the edges, a striking look.

Model: AT2215-07E

Movement:  Solar

Engine:  Eco Drive

Band:  Leather strap

Case Size:  40 mm

Water Resistance:  30 meters / 100 feet

BUY FOR Price not available*
*Price updated as of 2020-11-25

 

Hugo Boss 1513356

hugo boss tag heuer monaco homage

This Hugo Boss watch offers a very similar look to the Tag Heuer Monaco from a famous German Fashion house. The perforated, synthetic leather strap brings a motorsports feel, evocative of the Monaco and the origins of the style.

The Hugo Boss features a slightly rectangular case, measuring in at 39 mm and made from stainless steel. Like the Tag it features chronograph functionality. The Boss is powered by a quartz movement and is water resistant to 50 meters.

Model:  1513356

Movement:  Quartz

Band:  Leather strap

Case Size:  39 mm

Water Resistance:  50 meters / 165 feet

BUY FOR Price not available*
*Price updated as of 2020-11-25

 

Raymond Weil Tango 48811-SR-05200

raymond weil 48811

Raymond Weil are a well known maker of quality Swiss watches, and this alternative to the Tag Heuer Monaco is no exception. The most notable likeness between the two is the square case, although the Weil is a little smaller at 34 mm. The Raymond Weil is made from highly polished stainless steel, and sits on a rubber strap.

This watch is powered by a top quality Swiss Quartz movement, features chronograph functionality and is water resistant to 50 meters. The strap closes securely by way of a fold over clasp.

Model: 48811-SR-05200

Movement:  Quartz

Band:  Rubber band

Case Size:  34 mm

Water Resistance:  50 meters / 165 feet

BUY FOR Price not available*
*Price updated as of 2020-11-25

 

Megir 2028

megir monaco homage

The Megir 2028 is more in the dress style than the sporty Tag Heuer Monaco. It features a slightly rectangular case in stainless steel, a quartz movement and chronograph buttons and sub dials. The Megir features a water resistance of 30 meters, unlike the Tag, which is resistant to 100 meters.

This Megir homage to the Monaco is available in a choice of black or brown leather straps, with black or white dials.

Model:  2028

Movement:  Quartz

Band:  Leather strap

Case Size:  45 mm

Water Resistance:  30 meters / 100 feet

BUY FOR Price not available*
*Price updated as of 2020-11-25

 

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