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Heuer Monte Carlo - Military Issue
Mint condition Heuer Monte Carlo Rally Timer. The Monte Carlo was introduced in 1958 to replace the Autavia. It was intended as a dashboard mounted timer for timing events up to 12 hours. Applications for the Monte Carlo were wide ranging, and apart from the intended use in Rally cars, they also found their way into military airoplanes and jets and commercial timing applications such as this one. The timers issued to the Royal air force are evident as they have British military stamps on the case backs and the sides of the clock. This is a military issue and the back is stamped with “6B 4193 along with the broad arrow mark, and is likely to have been fitted to a Tornado or Phantom jet. The 6B denotes RAF. The Monte Carlo features a 12-hour numerical counter in a window at the bottom of the dial.
Heuer proudly announced that the new central register (for seconds) and jumping disc for hours assured the "greatest legibility ever found in a stopwatch". This one is a two button model. The button at the 12 position is used for winding the timer, starting and stopping the timer and the button at the 2 position is used for resetting the hands and hour wheel. The thin hand shows the seconds, the thick arrow head hand shows the minutes and up to twelve hours are shown in the window in the lower centre of the dial. It also has a rotating bezel which is not ratcheted and bi directional, this is used for a second timing event. The Monte Carlo is often paired with a Master Time clock on a double back-plate, the Monte Carlo was one-half of the classic Rally-Master pair.
The crystal is acrylic and the case is the more desirable metal case – some are plastic bodies. It comes without a back plate, but a custom made back plate for a single or double clock mounting can be obtained by separate arrangement. The dimensions are 58 mm wide thickness is 25 mm. Ref: HEU 201. Price is £895 or US ,485