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Monte Carlo -- Main Page

Introduced in 1958 to replace the Autavia, 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". Three-button models sold through 1967 used a button to advance or reset the hour disc; two-button models used a single button to reset hours, minutes and seconds. Paired with a Master Time on a double back-plate, the Monte Carlo was one-half of the classic Rally-Master pair.

Click on the photograph of any model shown below to see additional photographs of that model.

For information about the relative values of the Monte Carlos, go to Monte Carlo on our Values page.


1.Early Monte Carlo


2.Later Monte Carlo


3.Plastic Monte Carlos


4.Comparisons of Monte Carlos

Functions of the three-button Monte Carlo are as follows:

  • start timer by pressing the crown

  • press crown again for "time out" / "time in"; may use time out / time in function repeatedly

  • stop timer by pressing crown

  • press right pusher to reset minute and second hands to zero; press left pusher to advance hour disk to zero

Functions of the two-button Monte Carlo are as follows:

  • start timer by pressing the crown

  • press crown again for "time out" / "time in"; may use time out / time in function repeatedly

  • stop timer by pressing crown

  • press right pusher to reset minute and second hands, and hour disk, to zero

You can read more about the operation of the two-button Monte Carlo in the Instruction Booklet that came with this stopwatch.
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