An exceptionally well-preserved stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with original guarantee, presentation boxes, hangtag, and bracelet.

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  • Manufacturer: Heuer
    Year: 1970
    Reference No: 1133
    Case No: 159’867
    Model Name: Monaco
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 12, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Heuer stainless steel bracelet, max. length 200mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Heuer stainless steel deployant buckle
    Dimensions: 45.5mm overall length, 44mm width
    Accessories: Heuer presentation boxes, guarantee, and hang tag.

  • Catalogue Essay

    With its avant-garde case, the Heuer Monaco has always been associated with the Golden Age of chronograph watches of the 1960s and 70s. Designed by Jack Heuer and released in 1969, it was named for the famed Formula One racetrack, and worn by Steve McQueen in the 1971 classic film Le Mans. Launched in 1969, it was one of the world’s first automatic chronograph watches, alongside the Zenith El Primero. Today, the Monaco reference 1133 is an icon amongst chronograph aficionados. The revolutionary design created a new aesthetic, with its large oversized square-shape, blue dial, white subsidiary seconds and red hands, and hour markers. The present example is ‘New Old Stock’, in absolutely mint, unused condition, still retaining the original Heuer sticker on the case back. Possibly one of the finest examples to appear at auction, its desirability is further enhanced by its completeness, as it is accompanied with its original, inner and outer presentation boxes, guarantee, NSA stainless steel bracelet and buckle, and even its original hang tag. This superb example ticks all the boxes for passionate collectors, with its seductive design, wearability, rarity, and near-perfect condition.

  • Maker Bio

    Heuer

    Swiss • 1860

    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.

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Heuer

Ref. 1133
An exceptionally well-preserved stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with original guarantee, presentation boxes, hangtag, and bracelet.

1970
Case, dial and movement signed
45.5mm overall length, 44mm width

Estimate
$10,000 - 20,000 
CHF9,700-19,500
€8,500-17,000
HK$78,100-156,000

sold for $42,500

Contact Specialist
Paul Boutros
Head of Watches, Americas
+1 212 940 1293
pboutros@phillips.com

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