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 1966
    Reference No: 2447S
    Case No: X3'287
    Model Name: Carrera "Yachting"
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. Valjoux 72, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Heuer Corfam strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Heuer "sun" buckle
    Dimensions: 36mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Literature: The present watch is illustrated in "Heuer Carrera Chronographs 1963-85" by Richard Crosthwaite & Paul Gavin, pages 48-49.

  • Catalogue Essay

    A master in the timing of sports events it was a logical step for Heuer to delve into the creation of timepieces made to be worn whilst defying the deep blue seas aboard a 100ft sailboat. From the 60s several models were available to skippers such as the Yachting Timer, the Skipper, the Regatta and of course the Seafarer and the Mareograph.
    The present watch, housed in a screwback Carrera case, was a special order as it features a custom dial displaying a specific counter at 3 o'clock with three sky blue triangles to assist skippers with the 15 minute countdown to the start of a regatta.
    The present reference 2447S, made in the mid-60s, is an extremely rare example of this special order "Yachting" wristwatch as no more than 10 similar models have surfaced so far The silver dial has beautifully aged to a highly charismatic copper dégradé that gives this watch an extremely warm and sensual appeal similar to the last rays of sun on the beach on a warm summer evening.

  • 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. 2447S
A very attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with rare tropical dial featuring register at 3 o'clock displaying blue-printed sailing indications.

Circa 1966
36mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for CHF58,750

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

Geneva Auction 11 November 2017