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  • Manufacturer: Heuer
    Year: Circa 1972
    Reference No: 1533G
    Case No: 250'143
    Model Name: Monaco
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, 15, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Heuer bracelet, 165 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Heuer folding clasp
    Dimensions: 40 mm. width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Literature: For another example of a Heuer Monaco wristwatch, please see I Cronografi da Polso Preziose Memorie del XX Secolo, Volume II by Paul White, page 199.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Heuer Monaco was first launched in 1969 and was one of the first automatic chronographs ever manufactured. The present example differs slightly from the original reference 1133 and is commonly known as the economy version of the caliber 11. The updated caliber 15 replaced the 12 hours register with subsidiary seconds and had a lower retail price. In the early 1970's, Swiss watches export to the US dropped for the first time in 15 years and the US dollar also dropped significantly over the Swiss Franc, making Swiss watches even more expensive. Heuer, like many other brands, had to take action and the caliber 15 is the result of that action.

    The present 1533G, with the 'G' indicating the grey dial, is preserved in lovely original condition.

  • 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. 1533G
A fine and rare stainless steel chronograph square wristwatch with date and bracelet

Circa 1972
40 mm. width
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for HK$62,500

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