Exclusive Timepieces October 2021 | Monaco LOT 200

200. Heuer Very Rare and Unusual Monaco Square Shaped Chronograph Wristwatch in Steel, Reference 1133, With Blue Dial, Box and Papers

Estimate € 20,000 –⁠ 40,000

Sold € 23,400
Lot Description
Model: Monaco
Reference: 1133
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Year: 1970's
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 12
Case N°: 251241
Dimensions: 40 x 38 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Box and Papers

In 1969 was launched the Monaco reference 1133 as part of a line of automatic chronographs. The Monaco might be one of the most recognizable watches of the 20th century, and was equipped with a self-winding caliber 11, becoming the first automatic chronograph ever produced. Popular with racers and enthusiasts alike from its launch became famous because Steve McQueen wore a Monaco in the car racing movie “Le Mans” but above all for the unusual square-shaped case made by Piquerez. His association with this model began when McQueen sought the advice of his friend Jo Siffert to increase the accuracy of his race car driver role. This watch in stainless steel features a spectacular blue dial with white registers, applied baton indexes and red accents on the outer scale for hours and minutes which recall the details and color of the hands. The union of the interesting case design, a very beautiful dial, a rich history, and an innovative movement make this watch sought after by collectors and a statement piece.