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Heuer

Swiss  •  b. 1860

Biography

This iconic chronograph manufacturer has a long tradition of precision timekeeping. As early as 1882, founder Edouard Heuer held a patent for a chronograph watch; in 1887, he received a patent for an oscillating pinion, which is still in use today. These specialized timepieces have been at the heart of the firm's success, enabling the brand to be chosen as early timekeepers for the Olympics. In 1969, the company introduced their first automatic chronograph watch, the Monaco Heuer, which celebrated the Monaco Grand Prix. Other key chronograph models include the Autavia and the Carrera, all of which having become iconic models of the firm.

Insights

  • Actor Steve McQueen wears a Heuer Monaco chronograph in the classic 1970s movie Le Mans.

  • In 1985, Heuer was acquired by TAG (Techniques d’Avant Garde), manufacturer of ceramic turbochargers for Formula One race cars.

  • In 1933, the firm introduced dashboard timers for automobiles and planes.

"Iconic chronograph manufacturer"

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