Heuer - The Crosthwaite & Gavin Collection: Exceptional Heuer Chronographs From The Jack Heuer Era Geneva Friday, November 10, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Heuer
    Year: Circa 1969
    Reference No: 1153S
    Case No: 147'304
    Model Name: Carrera
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 11, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Gay Frères bracelet with HLC endlinks, max length 205mm.
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Heuer deployant clasp stamped 3.69
    Dimensions: 38mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Heuer red presentation box and outer packaging
    Literature: The present watch is illustrated in "Heuer Carrera Chronographs 1963 – 85" by Richard Crosthwaite & Paul Gavin, pages 162-165

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Carrera reference 1153 was part of the trio of models Heuer used to launch the Calibre 11 automatic chronograph movement in 1969. The other two being the Autavia “Siffert” and the Monaco. The first examples of these three models had the model name above the date and the word Chronomatic above the Heuer badge. Only a handful of these were produced as Heuer rapidly sold the Chronomatic name to Breitling.

    The present example is the earliest known reference 1153 without the Chronomatic name and with a new dial layout. It features a first execution dial (with 3, 6, 9, 12 markers on the subdial on the left) with plain steel hands and luminous material as well as black stripes in the center, which match the hour markers. Also of interest to note is the earlier 50-200 tachymeter scale crystal ring and an early example Mk2 Gay Frères bracelet dated 3.69 fitted with HLC end links.

    Residing in a wonderful unpolished case with original lume to the dial and hands this timepiece is the epitome of the Carrera design and will certainly quicken the pulse of the discerning 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. 1153S
A fine and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with red chronograph hand, date aperture at 6, tachymeter scale ring and bracelet.

Circa 1969
38mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

CHF4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for CHF7,500

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The Crosthwaite & Gavin Collection: Exceptional Heuer Chronographs From The Jack Heuer Era

Geneva Auction 11 November 2017