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  • Manufacturer: Heuer
    Year: Circa 1972
    Reference No: 73633
    Case No: 165’940
    Model Name: Monaco
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 7736, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Heuer buckle
    Dimensions: 45.5mm overall length, 40mm width
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Monaco wristwatch was one of the first automatic chronographs offered in the market. In 1972, Heuer released the manual wind reference 73633, which retained the uniquely shaped case, however resembled a classic chronograph with the winding and setting stem on the right-side of the case. The reference was produced with three dial styles, blue with white registers, grey with grey registers and like the present watch grey with black registers.

    The watch has a dynamic appeal with its two-tone dial with red inserts and luminous dots, as well as the red chronograph hands. Offered in exceptional condition, the watch appears to have been unworn, or very little worn since it was first manufactured. The case is sharp with well-defined lines and facets. The Monaco is a wonderful expression of the 1960s and 1970s when freedom, extravagance and daring to be different where en vogue.

  • 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. 73633
An exceptionally well preserved stainless steel chronograph wristwatch grey dial and black registers

Circa 1972
45.5mm overall length, 40mm width
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$55,000 - 80,000 

Sold for HK$118,750

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

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