Heuer Monza

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TAG Heuer Monza by 1933
© TAG Heuer
Heuer Monza Monopusher chronograph, after 1930
© TAG Heuer
Heuer Monza, 1975
© Abplanalp for TAG Heuer
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Heuer Monza is a wristwatch by Heuer.

Original model

In the 1930 and 1940 years wristwatches with pillow-shaped cases were quite common, for example from Rolex and Panerai. Even by Heuer there was launched such a model in 1930: a monopusher chronograph with manual winding movement, which already at that time bore the name "Monza" - according to the well-known Italian racetrack.

In the style of the 1970s

In 1975 Heuer launched the wrist chronograph "Monza", equipped with the well-known self-winding movement Heuer 11 (later version: Heuer 15). Especially characteristic was the model completely held in black, with red hands and scales. The watch was dedicated to the racer Niki Lauda in memory of his 3rd place at the Italian Grand Prix at Monza on September 7, 1975. This day brought the team Ferrari a new status as Formula 1 champion. The first model was produced only until 1978.

Re-editions with the original case shape

The distinctive name was resumed in 2001 for a chronograph series in pillow shape, this time driven by the Calibre 36 (basis: Zenith El Primero). See:

In 2011 a further re-edition, limited to 1911 pieces was launched, this time with white dial and historicizing arabic luminous numerals:

Reference:

110.511 chromed (Economy)
110.501 chromed, black (Economy)
150.511 chromed
150.501 chromed, black

Movement:

Self-winding chronograph movement Heuer 11, 19.800 A/h (Heuer 15, 21,600 A/h)
Microrotor
17 jewels
Power reserve 42 h

Case:

Chromed
Ø 39 mm, H 14 mm
Acrylic glass
Screw-in back
Waterproof to 30 m

Dial:

Black
Indexes and hands with luminous material

Functions:

Hours, minutes, date
Chronograph: 12-hours, 30-minutes, and central 60-seconds counter
Tachymeter

Bracelet:

Leather strap with tang-type buckle

Price:

Collector's items depending on condition approx. 1.500 €