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  • 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 pin buckle
    Dimensions: 42mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and pin buckle signed
    Literature: Reference 1163T “Siffert” - 3rd Execution Dial is illustrated in Heuer Autavia Chronographs 1962-1985 by Richard Crosthwaite & Paul Gavin, pages 126-127.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Back in the 1960s and 70s Heuer Autavias were very popular amongst international GP drivers and some of them are now 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. This 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, it features the blue chronograph seconds hand that matches the color of the indexes and the newly designed stainless steel hour markers featuring the same black stripes as found on the hands. Powered by an automatic caliber 11 this watch was the perfect tool watch for the driver.
    Presented today in mint condition, with the factory sticker still on the case back and its original perforated leather strap, this watch is a true gem that should attract both race car driving fans and the savvy iconic watch collector.

  • Artist Biography


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

circa 1970
42mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and pin buckle signed

CHF8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for CHF17,500

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The Geneva Watch Auction: FIVE

Geneva Auctions 13 – 14 May 2017