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  • Manufacturer: Heuer
    Year: Circa 1972
    Reference No: 1158S
    Case No: 240'983
    Model Name: Carrera
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 12, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Original Heuer Corfam strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Gold plated Heuer "sun" buckle
    Dimensions: 38mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The reference 1158 chronograph models were always the most expensive range of watches sold by Heuer because they were offered dressed in a solid 18 karat yellow gold livery with or without a matching bracelet. A wide variety of dials were also available, in fact the selective collector had the choice between eight different versions between 1969 and 1977! Four versions with a silver dial (1158S), two versions with champagne dial and registers (1158CH) and two versions with champagne dial featuring black registers (1158CHN).

    The present lot, circa 1972, is a superb example of the rare third version of the reference 1158 with silvered dial of which there are less than 10 known. It features an attractive and perfectly preserved second execution dial (brushed gold applied markers, with gold centre and black edges and numerals 1-12 on hour recorder subdial) and second execution hands (brushed gold with black edges and points).

    The case shape, typical of the 1970s, echoes that of the references 1153 featuring similarly brushed case finishes and fluted chronograph pushers, but the gold case adds a dash of heightened elegance to an already flamboyant timepiece.

  • Artist Biography

    Heuer

    Swiss • 1860

    This iconic chronograph manufacturer has a long tradition of precision timekeeping. As early as 1882, founder Edouard Heuer held a patent for a chronograph watch; in 1887, he received a patent for an oscillating pinion, which is still in use today. These specialized timepieces have been at the heart of the firm's success, enabling the brand to be chosen as early timekeepers for the Olympics. In 1969, the company introduced their first automatic chronograph watch, the Monaco Heuer, which celebrated the Monaco Grand Prix. Other key chronograph models include the Autavia and the Carrera, all of which having become iconic models of the firm.

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Ref. 1158S
A fine and rare yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with silvered dial featuring two registers and tachymeter scale, and date at 6 o’clock.

Circa 1972
38mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
CHF10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for CHF22,500

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