Heuer - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE Hong Kong Monday, November 25, 2019 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Heuer
    Year: Circa 1971
    Reference No: 1133G
    Case No: 159’216
    Model Name: Monaco
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 12, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Heuer pin buckle
    Dimensions: 45.5mm Length x 44mm Width
    Signed: Dial, case, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by Heuer Guarantee stamped Heuer-Leonidas SA dated 21st December 1971, extra bracelet, service invoice, services letter and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    With its significant history linked with the immense heritage of motorsports and named after one of the most famous tracks in Formula 1, The Heuer Monaco was one of the most quintessential wristwatches of the late 1960’s. Worn on the wrists of Hollywood actor and speedster Steve McQueen in the motion picture, “Le Mans”, 1971, the Monaco lit up in fame. Designed by Jack Heuer and released in 1969, the Monaco stood out from others in its category, due to its voluptuous square-shaped case which housed the robust cal. 11. Since the initial launch of the first generations of Heuer Monaco, the model was available in both automatic and manual.

    The present example is a high quality specimen of a 1971 automatic Heuer Monaco with an enthralling asphalt grey dial harmoniously matched with cherry red hands. Further accompanied by its original guarantee and presentation box, this is a great opportunity for passionate lovers of racing to acquire an iconic part of the history of racing.

  • 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. 1133G
A fine and attractive square-shaped chronograph wristwatch with date, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 1971
45.5mm Length x 44mm Width
Dial, case, movement and buckle signed

HK$55,000 - 80,000 

Sold for HK$106,250

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019