A fine and rare stainless steel square-shaped chronograph wristwatch with date, bracelet and box

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  • Manufacturer: Heuer
    Year: Circa 1969
    Reference No: 1133B
    Case No: 161’928, further stamped Tool No. 033
    Model Name: Monaco
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 11, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Heuer bracelet, max length 195mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Heuer deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm width x 38mm length
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by original Heuer fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Introduced to the public in 1969, the Heuer Monaco was one of the very first self-winding chronograph wristwatches available in the market and was also the first chronograph wristwatch to incorporate a square-shaped case. Alongside the self-winding Zenith El Primero, the Monaco was considered as one of the foremost celebrated innovative wristwatches from the era.

    Iconic and praised by many, the oversized square-shaped cases were made by Ervin Piquerez SA, with its paradigmatic left-handed crown specifically designed by the late Jack Heuer. Worn on the wrist of Steven McQueen in film “Le Mans”, the popularity of the Monaco grew even more. Featuring a rare transitional dial with “MONACO” on top of “Heuer”, the midnight blue dial stands out amongst all yielding various shades of blue.

  • 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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Ref. 1133B
A fine and rare stainless steel square-shaped chronograph wristwatch with date, bracelet and box

豪雅,「Monaco」型號1133B,精細罕有,精鋼自動計時鏈帶腕錶,備日期顯示,約1969年製。附錶盒

Circa 1969
40mm width x 38mm length
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$78,000 - 155,000 
€8,900-17,800
$10,000-19,900

sold for HK$112,500

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X

Hong Kong Auction 10 July 2020