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  • Manufacturer: Heuer
    Year: circa 1971
    Reference No: 1158CHN
    Case No: 249'398
    Model Name: Carrera "Ferrari"
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 12, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold TAG Heuer pin buckle
    Dimensions: 38mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reference 1158CHN is known amongst collectors as the “Ferrari Carrera”. The watch was made famous in the 1970s by the many Grand Prix drivers such as Niki Lauda, Clay Regazzoni or Mario Andretti to name but a few, who were spotted wearing it on the racetrack. As part of the sponsorship he concluded with Ferrari, Jack Heuer himself was gifting this reference to drivers and brand ambassadors such as Jo Siffert or Ronnie Peterson.
    The present watch is a particularly nice and well preserved example. Powered by the automatic caliber 12, the crown has been moved from the right to the left of the case as it is used only to set the time. This particularity would allow a more comfortable wear and differentiated the manual winding watches from the automatic ones. It features two black subdials that are nicely completed with a silver date. At the time, reference 1158CHN was available with either a black or silver date. By combining Heuer's strong sporty DNA with a dressy and elegant 18K yellow gold case, this watch embodies the glamorous era of the race track in the 1970s.

  • 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. 1158CHN
A fine and rare yellow gold automatic chronograph wristwatch with date

circa 1971
38mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF15,000 - 25,000 

Sold for CHF30,000

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The Geneva Watch Auction: NINE

Geneva Auction 11-12 May 2019