Heuer. A stainless steel and DLC coated manual wind chronograph cushion form wristwatch  Monaco "Dark Lord", Ref: 74033, Circa 1974

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Heuer. A stainless steel and DLC coated manual wind chronograph cushion form wristwatch
Monaco "Dark Lord", Ref: 74033, Circa 1974

Sold for £ 53,750 (US$ 72,932) inc. premium
Heuer. A stainless steel and DLC coated manual wind chronograph cushion form wristwatch
Model: Monaco "Dark Lord"
Reference: 74033
Date: Circa 1974
Movement: 17-jewel Valjoux 7740 manual wind
Dial: Black, slim luminous baton hour markers, outer white 1/5th second divisions, subsidiary dials at 3 and 9 for 30 minute and 12 hour recording, date aperture at 6, white pointed baton hands with luminous inserts, neon red chronograph hand
Case: Black PVD coated square form, snap on case back, signed crown flanked by twin pushers
Strap/Bracelet: Black racing calf skin
Buckle/Clasp: Signed stainless steel buckle
Signed: Case, dial & movement
Size: 40mm
Accompaniments: Heuer box, jeweller's invoice, associated buckle

Footnotes

  • The Monaco 740303 N was introduced into the Monaco range right at the end of its Production. The PVD black coating of this model is so rare that for many years it was thought to only have been produced as a prototype, it has since been confirmed that the a few hundred pieces were produced and sold. This Monaco was fitted with the Valjoux 7740 which led to the winding crown being moved from the left hand side of the case to between the chronograph pushers on the right. The hands being bright orange red colour stand out particularly from the matte black dial. In typical fashion for rare and unusual watches it has gained a nickname of the 'Dark Lord' in reference to the Star Wars Sith character Darth Vader and the similarity of the dark angular lines of the blackened case to his distinctive helmet.
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Heuer. A stainless steel and DLC coated manual wind chronograph cushion form wristwatch  Monaco "Dark Lord", Ref: 74033, Circa 1974
Heuer. A stainless steel and DLC coated manual wind chronograph cushion form wristwatch  Monaco "Dark Lord", Ref: 74033, Circa 1974
Heuer. A stainless steel and DLC coated manual wind chronograph cushion form wristwatch  Monaco "Dark Lord", Ref: 74033, Circa 1974
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