A very well-preserved and rare stainless steel yacht timer chronograph wristwatch with date and Gay Frères bracelet

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  • Condition Report

  • Manufacturer: Heuer
    Year: Circa 1972
    Reference No: 73463
    Case No: 289’695
    Model Name: Skipper
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 7734, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Heuer bracelet signed Gay Frères, stamped “HLF”, max length 210mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Heuer deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 47mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    This example of the Skipper reference 73463 features the signature cushion case and a cal. 7734 movement. Unlike many examples from this era, the bezel is not heavily scratched and there are no signs of water damage. The case has never been polished and is also preserved in an excellent condition, especially considering the age of the watch. Adding another element of collectability, our research shows the present lot is fresh to the auction market.

  • Maker Bio

    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. 73463
A very well-preserved and rare stainless steel yacht timer chronograph wristwatch with date and Gay Frères bracelet

豪雅,「Skipper」型號73463,非常罕有及精細,精鋼鏈帶腕錶,配「Gay Frères」鏈帶﹑計時功能和日期顯示,約1972年製

Circa 1972
47mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$80,000 - 120,000 
€9,000-13,500
$10,300-15,400

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Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
thomasperazzi@phillips.com
+852 2318 2030

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

Hong Kong Auction 28 May 2019