Monaco, Reference 1133B — Chronomatic

Description

Chronomatic version has midnight blue metallic paint; polished steel hands, with luminous inserts and square ends

Date Introduced

1969

Movement

Buren 11

Case Measurements

Across Dial40.0mm
Thickness14mm
Between Lugs22mm

Sample 2

Sample 3

Sample 4

A “Paintless Wonder” Chronomatic Monaco

Watch Details

Chronomatic version has midnight blue metallic paint; polished steel hands, with luminous inserts and square ends

Notes

On early samples, the “midnight blue” paint degraded so that dial appears to be brass.  Collectors refer to these Monacos as “Paintless Wonders”.  We see similar degradation in the dials of blue Silverstones and Daytonas.


Model

Monaco

Case Reference

1133

Model Reference

B

Dial / Register Colors

Blue / White

Dial Finish

Metallic paint

Hands

Polished steel, with luminous inserts; square ends

Date / Calendar / Moon

Date

Case Material

Stainless Steel

Case Back

SS / Snap on with Tool 033

Case Measurements - Across Dial / Thickness / Between Lugs

40.0 / 14 / 22

Crystal

Plastic

Power

Automatic

Movement

Buren 11

# of Registers

2

Chronograph Capacity

12 Hours

Date Introduced

1969

Serial Number Location

between lugs