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  • Manufacturer: Heuer
    Year: Circa 1969
    Reference No: 1133B
    Movement No: 863'094
    Case No: 163’692
    Model Name: Monaco, "McQueen"
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 11, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Heuer buckle
    Dimensions: 45.5 mm length, 44 mm width
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: With Heuer warranty signed by a retailer in Zurich, Heuer red presentation box and additional Heuer stainless steel bracelet

  • Catalogue Essay

    Introduced in 1969, the Heuer Monaco was not only an epitome of the expressive styles and trends which amply defined the period, but also one of the first self-winding chronograph wristwatches available in the market. Along with the automatic Zenith El Primero, these chronograph watches were at the vanguard of pioneering design and technology of the 1960s. its attention-grabbing square case, designed by Jack Heuer in 1969, was named after the widely-renowned Formula One racetrack.

    The Heuer Monaco most notably worn on the silver screen by none other than the legendary Steve McQueen in the 1971 classic film Le Mans. The present example of Heuer’s legendary Monaco model is preserved in pretty much immaculate condition, still retaining the original Heuer sticker on the caseback. It also comes with a red presentation box, an additional stainless steel bracelet and stamped warranty. The mid-20th century is generally deemed to be the golden era of chronograph wristwatches, and a Heuer Monaco is a crucial addition in the evolution of any collection — a grail watch for discerning collectors seeking to own one of the most prestigious and ground-breaking watches ever made by Heuer, to be acquired during the 50th anniversary of the revolutionary models introduction.

  • 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. 1133B
A very fine and rare square shaped stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with date, warranty, box and additional bracelet

Circa 1969
45.5 mm length, 44 mm width
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$120,000 - 200,000 

Sold for HK$212,500

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Phillips & Blackbird: SPORTS

Hong Kong Auction 27 May 2019