Heuer Rallye Monte-Carlo & Master-Time
Heuer and Motorsport is synonymous. Motorsport without Heuer would be like a “Kiss without the squeeze” or “Jam without the cheese”, totally unthinkable!
Heuer invented the first dashboard chronograph in the early 1900s and was a long-term partner in motoring and the timing of motoring events. Indeed, since the early days of the automobile’s inception.
Jack Heuer’s ethos for all his timepieces was that legibility and functionality should take precedence, after all, taking your eyes off the road for any length of time can be a dangerous thing. Heuer knocked the ball out of the park with the Monte-Carlo & Master-Time combination, and that’s what we have here.
Beautifully presented (or functionally presented, depending on your viewpoint!), on a chromed metal back plate with faux attachment screws, are an original Heuer Master-Time & Monte-Carlo understood to date from the late 1960s.
The Master-Time is an 8-day clock, serial number 24255, powered by an Arogno calibre 28 movement, with 15 jewels. The Monte-Carlo is a 12-hour stopwatch, with serial number 74387, which features a Valjoux 7714 calibre movement; this time with 7 jewels. Both movements have just had a full service, so are ready and waiting for their next timed event!
Both timepieces have wonderfully clear and purposeful displays, with ultra-clear dials and masterful, extra-large crowns and pushers making them easy to operate, even when wearing thick driving gloves.
While there is some very minor surface wear to the casings, these clocks remain remarkably well preserved for their age, with the original chrome plating still in great shape. Both serial numbers are also clearly visible.
On the facings, the dials and the luminous coating of the markings and hands have developed a handsome ‘patina’, particularly on the Master-Time’s hour & minute hands, suggesting water ingress at some time. Both crystals are clear with no cracks or scratches, and the bezels although worn, are worn in all the right places.
Having formed part of a large private collection for many years, and having been used during Motoring events as designed, these original Heuer dashboard timepieces are in excellent working order and would make a fine addition to any competition-prepared classic car, or competition-prepared “Mancave” desk; or automobilia display for that matter!
Clearly, they are a delight to behold.
The two-button Monte Carlo is operated as follows:
– wind the timer using the crown (at the centre)
– you start the timer by pressing the crown
– pressing the crown again will stop the timer (“time out”); press the crown again to
– you stop the timer by pressing the crown
– with the timer stopped, press the right pusher to reset the minute and second
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We aim to dispatch items within 1-2 days receipt of payment.
The delivery method can vary depending on the value of the watch. All watches are sent fully insured usually using UPS.
All watches sold without an original box will still be dispatched with a high quality presentation box.
All timepieces purchased from us come with a guarantee of authenticity and our 12-month time-keeping warranty. Please note that accidental damage or damage to the item resulting from third-party repairs, improper handling, or liquid damage will void our warranty. We do not guarantee any of our watches to be waterproof.