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HEUER | 'STEVE MCQUEEN' MONACO, REF 1133BSTAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH CIRCA 1972

Estimate
7,000 - 9,000 CHF
Sold
9,375 CHF
bidding is closed

Description

  • Heuer
  • 'STEVE MCQUEEN' MONACO, REF 1133BSTAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH CIRCA 1972
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

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. 
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