Lot 8
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7,000 - 9,000 CHF
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  • Heuer
Dial: blue Calibre: cal. 11 automatic, 17 jewels Case: stainless steel, snap-on back Case number: 161'928 Dimensions: 40 x 38mm Signed: case, dial and movement Accessories: Heuer watch knife and presentation case


MVT: is running at the time of cataloguing and the chronograph working. CASE: in good condition overall with some minor polishing. Light surface scratches and pin head dings visible and the inscription to the case back is a little rubbed. DIAL: in good condition overall. Light staining to the blue, which can be seen at 4 o clock and between 10 and 11 o clock. Very fine scratches visible on the subsidiary dials, and some blemishes to the indexes. The watch has not been tested to determine the accuracy of its timekeeping. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and that a service may be required at the buyer's discretion.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

Catalogue Note

Heuer released the first Monaco reference 1133 in 1969 with the automatic calibre 11, which was one of the first three automatic chronograph movements. With its distinctive square case, the Monaco was the first automatic chronograph wristwatch produced in that shape. The model name was inspired by the renowned Formula One race in the principality of Monaco and is also nicknamed 'Steve McQueen', after the famous American actor and racing enthusiast wore it during the movie 'Le Mans' in 1971. Less appreciated at the time, it has become a sought-after vintage watch valued by collectors.