TACTICAL~80s FRENCH MATY MONNIN CASED 200m DIVER

TACTICAL~80s FRENCH MATY MONNIN CASED 200m DIVER

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FOR SALE IS A TOUGH AND EXTREMELY ATTRACTIVE LARGE CASED 200M MATY QUARTZ DIVER USING THE VENERABLE MONNIN CASE MADE FAMOUS BY THE HEUER 844.

 

  • CASE: OVERSIZED AND SEXY ALL-STEEL MONNIN CASE IN GOOD CONDITION MEASURING A HEFTY 42mm ACROSS INCLUDING CROWN GUARDS(NOT INCLUDING THE ORIGINAL SCREW-DOWN CROWN).  THIS IS A SERIOUSLY BEEFY PIECE OF STEEL YET SOMEHOW IS ABLE TO FEEL SUAVE AND ELEGANT ON THE WRIST.  I JUST LOVE THOSE CURVY LUGS THAT FLOW SEAMLESSLY INTO THE BODY OF THIS WIDE CASE.  CHECK OUT THAT KILLER BLACK ROTATING BEZEL WITH 60 UNI-DIRECTIONAL CLICKS. 
  • DIAL: THIS IS WHERE THINGS GET WEIRD AND WILD. THIS TACTICAL MILITARY STYLE DIAL HAS TAKEN ON SOME WICKED LUME PATINA WITH GORGEOUS CAFE AU LAIT TONES MATCHING FROM THE DIAL TO THAT COOL PLONGEUR STYLE DIVER HANDSET. I DIG THE MILITARY TIME SCALE ON THE INNER TRACK WHICH GIVES THAT EXTRA FUNCTIONALITY. SO DAMN COOL

 

  • MOVEMENT: THIS FRENCH ASSASIN RUNS ON A HIGH-GRADE 6 JEWEL FRENCH QUARTZ WHICH IS KEEPING EXCELLENT TIME AND RUNNING STRONG. SERVICE HISTORY IS UNKNOWN BUT THE MOVEMENT LOOKS CLEAN AND THE GASKET APPEARS FAIRLY NEW. DATE IS QUICKSET.  

 

  • WATCH IS MOUNTED ON A VINTAGE SWISS AQUA GS BIG HOLE TROPIC STRAP WHICH LOOKS KILLER.  THIS PARTICULAR MONNIN DIVE CASE STYLE IS ONE OF THE MOST ICONIC AND COLLECTIBLE.  NO WONDER HEUER CHOSE IT FOR THEIR 844 MODEL. MATY WAS ONE OF THE WELL KNOWN FRENCH SPORTS WATCH BRANDS OF THE 60s AND 70s PRODUCING HIGH QUALITY DIVERS AND CHRONOS ON PAR WITH YEMA AND LEJOUR. THIS ONE HAS THE FEEL OF A WATCH THAT HAS SEEN SOME ACTION. WITH THAT SWEET PATINA AND ROBUST CASE, THIS IS A WATCH FOR SEEKING SUMMER ADVENTURE.

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