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  • Manufacturer: Heuer
    Year: 1969
    Reference No: 1133
    Case No: 161'022
    Model Name: Monaco
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: 11
    Bracelet/Strap: Perforated Heuer blue leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel buckle, signed, Heuer
    Dimensions: 40mm. Width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed, case back still retaining original factory sticker
    Accessories: Heuer fitted presentation box

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Heuer Monaco reference 1133 was one of the first self-winding chronograph wristwatches ever produced. In fact, its launch in 1969 coincided with the presentation of Zenith’s “El Primero” and scholars from both camps still debate today which of the two really deserves the title of the first self-winding chronograph ever made. But this is not the right place for this discussion.The present example of Heuer’s legendary chronograph is preserved in absolutely mint condition, still retaining the original Heuer sticker on the case back. It also comes with its original presentation box, typical pierced leather bracelet and period steel Heuer buckle. Since the re-launch of the Monaco on the occasion of the 40th anniversary, the original Monaco has gained again huge popularity. However, no re-edition can ever meet the original, especially when (still today) it is so conservatively valued as the present “eleven-thirty three”.

  • Artist Biography


    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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Ref. 1133
A very fine and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with original box

40mm. Width
Case, dial and movement signed, case back still retaining original factory sticker

CHF6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for CHF18,750

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The Watch Auction: One

Geneva Auction 10 May 2015 6:30pm