1st Gen Heuer Monaco Ref.1133G c.1972

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The Watch


In 1969, Heuer produced one of the biggest Legends of the Chronograph game: The Monaco Ref 1133. Originally the Monaco's were fitted with striking Blue Dials and were undoubtedly boosted by appearing on Hollywood Superstar Steve McQueen's wrist in the 1971 film Le Mans. 


In 1972, Heuer released a grey dialled version of the Monaco, the Ref 1133G, as the example we have for sale here. Grey dialed Monaco's are a whole different breed with four variants. The sub registers on the dial were either painted or sunken and either black or grey in color. The example we have here features dial matching grey sub registers that are sunken into the surface rather than simply painted.


The driving force of this Heuer Monaco is the legendary automatic chronograph calibre 11, one of the earliest automatic chronograph movements. Heuer worked with Breitling, Hamilton-Buren, and Dubois-Dépraz to create this movement. 

The Chrono pushers are the original steel ones on the right side of the large square case, with the winding crown situated on the left side of the case – we love the balanced look of this. This Guy is also accompanied by the Original Rally Strap with Heuer Buckle.


View this Monaco in a video: here 



The Specs

Age: c.1972
Reference: 1133G.
Movement: Automatic with 30 min, 12 hour Chronograph. Hidden Micro rotor.
Calibre: Heuer 11.
Timekeeping: Good.
Service History: Unknown.
Dial: Original Heuer Grey Dial.
Case: Stainless Steel.
Measurements: 40mm. Thickness: 14mm
Bezel: Solid.
Water Resistant?: No.
Hands: Original.
Crystal: Original.
Crown and Pushers: Original signed Crown and Original pushers.
Strap/Bracelet: On its Original Rally Strap with Heuer Buckle.
Lug Width: 22mm

Getting Acquainted

Bits that stand out:
- Supreme Quality Legendary Heuer 11 Movement.
- 1st Gen Slate Grey Dial.
- Large Square Case.
- Superb Condition.
- Very Rare Original Rally Strap.
-Very Sharp Case.

Nitty Gritty:
- Very Minor Scratches to the Case.
-Tiny bit of Print Loss to the "2" on the 25 marker on Chrono Reg.
Overall this Heuer is in very nice Vintage condition.
The Dial is in Beautiful condition. With one minor as mentioned above.
Square Case is in superb condition.
Crystal is Original and in great shape.
Crowns and Pushers Original.
The hands are in excellent nick.
Original Strap in very good order.
 Photographed on a 7 inch Wrist.