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Heuer Monaco Automatic
Lot No.: 827
Estimate (£): 1,450 - 1,750
In 1969 Heuer shook up the watchmaking tradition by creating the first-ever square, water-resistant case. Driven by the celebrated chronomatic calibre 11, the Monaco was also the world's first square automatic chronograph. It was only one year old when Steve McQueen chose to wear it in 'Le Mans', the famous car racing film and on the wrist of this major star it soon became an icon.
The Heuer Monaco was reintroduced in 1998 and has proven to be just as popular now as it ever was. This example has a Black dial with three sub dials, chrome hands and hour batons. The case is the traditional size and is made in stainless steel. It is finished with in a combination of polished and satin. The strap is original Heuer and has a stainless steel pin buckle. The movement is an ETA 2894, which is an automatic chronograph; these movements are reliable and tough, with parts available to most small independent jewellers. The watch comes complete with its original box and paperwork and was sold originally in 2001. This legendary watch is the perfect addition for any car enthusiast with period Heuer detailing.