As designers, you're always inspired by everything you see, read, smell, taste and feel. From the beginning, our design inspiration for the Deckster's aluminum jacket and the leather bands comes from one single source. Steve McQueen, and his performance as American, Michael Delaney in the 1970 film Le Mans. Michael Delaney goes against the grain and the odds as he and his Porsche 917K competes in the gruelling 24 hr endurance race, set in Le Mans, France. McQueen, looking like badass personified for the entire film, all the while sporting the Tag Heuer Monaco 1133 (B model Calibre 12). An icon wearing a soon to be icon, a match made in sexy heaven.
While we're not certain, but we think this is the first time in pre-Wikipedia history that the saying, "Men want to be him, and women want to be with him" was uttered.
Very. Very. Cool.