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Heuer An iconic and beautiful Heuer Monaco chronograph reference 1533 in stainless steel with full set and offered NOS

Estimation € 10,000 – 20,000

Model: Monaco
Material: Steel
Reference N°: 1533
Year: 1970s
Case N°: 164088
Caliber: 15
Bracelet: Leather strap
Accessories: full set

Heuer brand has been founded by Edouard Heuer in 1860 and immediately he developed a significant number of innovative patents such as a keyless, crown-operated winding system for pocket watches or an oscillating pinion mechanism. The company’s growth allowed for increased research and development and in 1916 released the Micrograph, the most accurate stopwatch at the time. From that moment on, Heuer continued to implement researches on racing watches and above all its relationship with the automotive world. In 1969 was launched the Monaco reference 1133 as part of a line of automatic chronographs, a completely outstanding innovation for that time which totally upset the situation. Few years later this model was substituted by the reference 1533G such as the present watch offered in new old stock condition and full set. The G stands for gray, the color of the dial but like all metallic Monaco dials, the shades of the dial’s and sub register’s colors differ depending on the lighting, that’s why some people have always considered the color of this quadrant as silver. The unmistakable and iconic square shape case is massive with the barrel chronograph pushers at 2 and 5 o’clock and the crown on the other side of the case. The hands of the hours, minutes and the chronograph give a touch of color thanks to their bright red paint, which is easily recognizable. A very historically important piece with a unique design, this watch has now become one of the symbols of Heuer and a must-have for all chronographs lovers.