Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jul 21, 2021

LOT 36

Ref. 1533 G, Self-Winding, Date; “Monaco”; stainless steel

EUR 6,000 - 12,000

USD 7,200 - 14,300 / HKD 56,000 - 112,000

Sold: EUR 8,450

Fine and rare, stainless steel, self-winding, vertical rectangular and square-shaped, gentleman’s wristwatch, grey colour dial, with subsidiary seconds at 10, chronograph and one counter, and date.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original

Brand Heuer, La Chaux-de-Fonds

Model “Monaco”

Reference 1533 G

Year 1970’s

Case No. 163 670

Bracelet stainless steel Heuer bracelet with deployant clasp

Caliber 15

Dimensions 40 x 40 mm

Signature dial, case and movement


The Monaco, launched by Heuer in 1969, is a breakthrough in the watchmaking history. It featured the famous calibre 11, the first self-winding movement for chronograph. Even the design, with a square case, was unusual for that time. However, it seduced lot of celebrities in the motor racing world such as Joe Siffert and Steve Mc Queen. In 1972, Heuer developed a less expensive self-winding chronograph movement - Calibre 15 - which was integrated in the Monaco 1533B (blue dial) and 1533G (grey dial), as well as in some Carrera an Autavia models, in order to reduce the retail price. In these models, the 12-hour chronograph counter was replaced by a continuous seconds display oddly positioned at 10 o’clock. Reference 1533 also used more conventional radial hour markers compared to reference 1133.