Exclusive Timepieces 31 October 2020 | Monaco

Auction Details

Morning Session:
Lots 1 – 100, starting at 10:30 AM CET
Afternoon Session:
Lots 101 – 264, starting at 2:30 PM CET

Monaco Legend Group is focusing, in this Autumn Auction Catalogue, to offer a variety of beautiful timepieces where the winning point has to be the combination between rarity, quality and price.

111 Heuer Very Rare and Unusual Monaco Square Shaped Chronograph Wristwatch in Steel Pvd-coated, Reference 74033n.

Estimate: € 25,000 –⁠ 50,000

Sold € 20,150

Lot Description

Model: Monaco Dark Lord
Reference: 74033N
Case Material: PVD coated stainless steel
Bracelet Material: Leather
Year: 1970s
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 7740
Case N°: 33
Dimensions: 38 x 40 mm
Signed: Case, dial, movement
Accessories: Box

The Monaco was firstly launched in 1969 and was the first square-cased waterproof chronograph ever realized. As often happens, the success wasn’t that desired and Jack Heuer decided to create a new version of it when he saw on the wrist of the king of Spain a black watch. This lad to the creation of a very small run of black PVD Monaco in the mid 1970s which never entered in the Heuer catalogues. For this reason, the black PVD Heuer Monaco Reference 74033N (N for noir – black in French), and also nicknamed the “Dark Lord” by collectors, is a very rare watch to find. The present lot is a real lavish piece since has been preserved in incredibly nice conditions with still its original helmet box. The black PVD coating shows no evident signs of wear but to fascinate even more is the black dial with white time indication hands and bright orange hand for the chronograph function: it is almost untouched.