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I have not seen anyone post any photograph's of the watch in question, so I thought that I would add a photo of my watch which is attached here in.
To add also,
that with many thanks I spoke with Chuck Maddox shortly before his leaving us, and in the light of available information & the state of the watch collecting community as it is today, that he was of the same thoughts as I have been for some time now., That this watch may be about the most collectible & historically significant Diver's watch that Heuer ever made.
Reasoning of thoughts:
Quite simple really.
The first of it's kind, the original Prototype if you will. The hallmark trademark of the Heuer & Tag Heuer lines in case & dial design. The 1st automatic diver entry into the fold at the time by Heuer & made rarer still by Special limited examples with Military 12/24 hour dial's, which were issued to French Foriegn legion units in the late 1970's into the very early 1980's in very small number's. The shear low number of examples made in France with either dial configuration & the relatively low number of remaining examples that survived in any hands today, make this the Holy Grail of Heuer Diver's watches IMHO.
I appreciate the opportunity to reply to this string of postings concerning these rare Heuer "Made in France" Monnin signed watches, and enjoyed the presence of your company!