Heuer Monza PVD

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SKU AS01364
SKU AS01364

Why We Love it

We love vintage Heuers because they're the epitome of vintage racing chronographs. The Monza represents the marriage of Heuer and Formula 1 racing. It's also relatively rare, as are its PVD-coated brethren, the Monaco "Dark Lord" and the Autavia Ref. 11063.

The Monza owes its existence to four men: Jack Heuer, Enzo & Piero Ferrari, and legendary Formula 1 driver Nicki Lauda. Until Lauda joined the Ferrari team, they were in an eleven-year drought. Lauda, at the wheel of the 312T, brought the title to the Ferrari team in 1975. To celebrate this victory, Jack Heuer--who'd been partners with Ferrari since 1971--released the Monza in 1976.

When Heuer conceived the Monza, he broke the mold--not just for Heuer chronographs, but for racing chronographs in general. While the Carrera, the Camaro, and the Monaco all came in steel cases, he cast the case for the Monza in brass. Why brass, you ask? Not going to lie--because it's cheaper. But since brass is so soft--softer than steel, at any rate--Heuer coated the Monza in PVD. 

This gives it an extra layer of protection, as well as a pretty sleek-looking exterior. We mentioned how unusual this is, and how the chronographs that Heuer did this to--the Monaco "Dark Lord" and the Autavia 11063--are pretty rare. So we're stoked that we have one to offer you here.

The movement is a Caliber 15, Heuer's "economy" version of the Caliber 12. As with the case, economy was Heuer's watchword when considering what movement to put in the Monza. He wanted to offer a less expensive counterpart to Heuer's other chronograph models. Of course, as Heur encountered when developing the Cal. 12 movement, changing the design of the movement meant changing the layout of the dial. This results in a rather asymmetrical look, with the running seconds register positioned slightly above 9:00. 

The asymmetry is polarizing, and many serious Heuer collectors will swear by the cal. 12's superiority. But we enjoy the playful asymmetry, because it gives cal. 15-powered Monzas an even quirkier look than the PVD-coating does. And with the PVD in almost pristine condition, what we have is a watch that's not only a excellent racing chronograph, but the stuff of F1 history.  

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Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Heuer Monza PVD

Heuer Monza PVD

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Heuer Monza PVD

Why We Love it

We love vintage Heuers because they're the epitome of vintage racing chronographs. The Monza represents the marriage of Heuer and Formula 1 racing. It's also relatively rare, as are its PVD-coated brethren, the Monaco "Dark Lord" and the Autavia Ref. 11063.

The Monza owes its existence to four men: Jack Heuer, Enzo & Piero Ferrari, and legendary Formula 1 driver Nicki Lauda. Until Lauda joined the Ferrari team, they were in an eleven-year drought. Lauda, at the wheel of the 312T, brought the title to the Ferrari team in 1975. To celebrate this victory, Jack Heuer--who'd been partners with Ferrari since 1971--released the Monza in 1976.

When Heuer conceived the Monza, he broke the mold--not just for Heuer chronographs, but for racing chronographs in general. While the Carrera, the Camaro, and the Monaco all came in steel cases, he cast the case for the Monza in brass. Why brass, you ask? Not going to lie--because it's cheaper. But since brass is so soft--softer than steel, at any rate--Heuer coated the Monza in PVD. 

This gives it an extra layer of protection, as well as a pretty sleek-looking exterior. We mentioned how unusual this is, and how the chronographs that Heuer did this to--the Monaco "Dark Lord" and the Autavia 11063--are pretty rare. So we're stoked that we have one to offer you here.

The movement is a Caliber 15, Heuer's "economy" version of the Caliber 12. As with the case, economy was Heuer's watchword when considering what movement to put in the Monza. He wanted to offer a less expensive counterpart to Heuer's other chronograph models. Of course, as Heur encountered when developing the Cal. 12 movement, changing the design of the movement meant changing the layout of the dial. This results in a rather asymmetrical look, with the running seconds register positioned slightly above 9:00. 

The asymmetry is polarizing, and many serious Heuer collectors will swear by the cal. 12's superiority. But we enjoy the playful asymmetry, because it gives cal. 15-powered Monzas an even quirkier look than the PVD-coating does. And with the PVD in almost pristine condition, what we have is a watch that's not only a excellent racing chronograph, but the stuff of F1 history.  

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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