A rare and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with silver dial, black registers and date

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  • Condition Report

  • Manufacturer: Heuer
    Year: Circa 1970
    Reference No: 1163T
    Case No: 204'341
    Model Name: Autavia, "Siffert"
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 11, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Heuer buckle
    Dimensions: 42 mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Literature: Reference 1163T “Siffert” - 3rd Execution Dial is illustrated in Heuer Autavia Chronographs 1962-1985 by Richard Crosthwaite & Paul Gavin, pp. 126-127.

  • Catalogue Essay

    A result of the contraction of the two words "Automobil" and "Aviation", the Autavia was Heuer’s tribute to automobile race. In the 1960s and 70s, Autavia models were hugely popular, and today some of them are referred to amongst collectors by their ambassador’s name. This is the case with the present reference 1163T that became famous as the watch worn by Swiss double Formula 1 Grand Prix champion, Jo Siffert.

    The present watch, featuring a tachymeter scale, two black registers on a silver dial and a date, is the exact same version as the one Jo Siffert wore. With a so-called 3rd execution dial, the watch is fitted with a blue chronograph hand that wondrously matches the color of the indexes. The newly re-designed stainless steel hour markers feature the same black stripes as found on the hands. Housing a self-winding caliber 11, this watch is the perfect tool watch for racecar drivers around the world.

    Presented in exceptionally excellent condition, with the factory sticker still retained on the case back and a very charismatic perforated leather strap, this powerful chronograph should take the pole position in any watch collection dedicated to motorsports.

  • 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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Heuer

Ref. 1163T
A rare and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with silver dial, black registers and date

豪雅,「Autavia」型號1163T,罕有及精細,精鋼自動上弦鏈帶腕錶,配「Jo Siffert」錶盤、計時功能和日期顯示,約1970年製

Circa 1970
42 mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$80,000 - 150,000 
$10,000-20,000

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

Phillips & Blackbird: SPORTS

Hong Kong Auction 27 May 2019