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Heuer. An Unusual and Large Stainless Steel Square-Shaped Automatic Chronograph Wristwatch with Date
Heuer. An Unusual and Large Stainless Steel Square-Shaped Automatic Chronograph Wristwatch with Date

SIGNED HEUER, MONACO, AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH, TOOL NO. 033, REF. 1133, CASE NO. 251'973, CIRCA 1970

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Heuer. An Unusual and Large Stainless Steel Square-Shaped Automatic Chronograph Wristwatch with Date
Signed Heuer, Monaco, Automatic Chronograph, Tool No. 033, Ref. 1133, Case No. 251'973, Circa 1970
Cal. 12 automatic movement, 17 jewels, blue dial, applied long and short baton numerals, luminous hands with central red stripe, inner minute divisions with red fifth second marks and luminous accents, two square-shaped subsidiary dials for 12 hour and 30 minute registers, aperture for date, large square-shaped case with rounded sides, two round chronograph buttons in the band, winding crown in the left band, snap on case back, stainless steel Heuer bracelet, case, dial, and movement signed
40mm width

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The Heuer "Monaco" model was created in 1969 to honor the Grand Prix of Monaco. The watch featured a revolutionary new design of a water-resistant square case combined with the world's first automatic chronograph movement with a micro-rotor.

During this period, Steve McQueen was filming the movie "Le Mans" and was given the watch to wear. It appears that he liked it so much that, once the movie finished, he decided to keep it.

Due to its popularity, the model has recently been relaunched in a slightly modified version.

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