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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 10

    Heuer. A fine and large stainless steel square automatic chronograph wristwatch

    SIGNED MONACO, HEUER, AUTOMATIC, CHRONOGRAPH, REF. 1133, CASE NO. 160’842, CIRCA 1971

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    Heuer. A fine and large stainless steel square automatic chronograph wristwatch
    Signed Monaco, Heuer, Automatic, Chronograph, Ref. 1133, case no. 160’842, circa 1971
    MOVEMENT: automatic, cal. 12, jeweled
    DIAL: blue matte, baton numerals, luminous hands, two white subsidiary dials for 30 minute and 12 hour register, window for date
    CASE: square stainless steel, snap on back, two round chronograph buttons in the band, 40 mm. width
    BUCKLE: stainless steel Heuer buckle
    SIGNED: case, dial and movement
    ACCOMPANIED BY: Steve McQueen poster


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    According to the Archives of Tag Heuer the present watch was made in circa 1971.

    The Heuer "Monaco" was designed by Jack Heuer and named after the celebrated Formula One race track. It was introduced simultaneously in Geneva and New York in 1969. The very first series was fitted with a calibre 11 self-winding movement and a metallic blue dial with white registers. The Monaco was the first square-cased and water resistant chronograph.
    Very soon after its launch, a version with the improved calibre 12 was released, as rare as its predecessor. Also nick-named "McQueen Monaco", it became synonymous with Steve McQueen when he wore it in his 1971 film, Le Mans.