With Heuer original blank Guarantee booklet, sales label and fitted presentation box.
Preserved in close to new old stock, the present "Monaco" is a wonderful example of the iconic chronograph, still retaining the original protective sticker to the back, the original bracelet, a period guarantee booklet and box, all rarities by themselves.
The Heuer "Monaco" was designed by Jack Heuer and named after the celebrated Formula One race. 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.
With its avant-garde design, the typical 1970s coloured dial and the unique recognition factor, the "Monaco" has become a highly coveted collectors watch.
A similar Heuer "Monaco" model is prominently illustrated on the cover of Heuer Chronographs - Fascination of Timekeepers and Motor Sports 1960s/1970s by Arno Michael Haslinger, in which the model is also extensively described and illustrated on pp. 199 - 207.