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 1981
    Reference No: 11063P case further stamped 11063V
    Case No: 395'906
    Model Name: Autavia Diver 100
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 12, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Heuer bracelet, max length 205mm.
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Heuer folding deployant clasp with divers' extension
    Dimensions: 42mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Literature: The present watch is illustrated in "Heuer Autavia Chronographs 1962 – 85" (2nd edition) by Richard Crosthwaite & Paul Gavin, pages 170-173

  • Catalogue Essay

    Considering that both this reference and reference 11630P targeted at divers, it's surprising how different their respective design cues are.
    As opposed to the colourful reference 11630P, the Diver 100 is mainly black and white, except for the bezel insert. The dial has circular lume dots and a large triangle marker at 12 o'clock.
    Another difference is the pushers, on reference 11630 they are integrated into the case, while the case of the present lot features a cut-away section to accommodate them. The bezel edge is thicker and more prominent giving the diver a better grip.
    The particularity of the Autavia Diver 100 lies within its elements that cannot be found in any other Autavia timepiece model such as the dial, hands and the 'Jubilee' style bracelet, which seem to find some cues within Rolex designs and that are unique to this watch model.
    Furthermore, another unusual element is the replacement of the standard 60 minute bezel found on most examples by a rare decompression bezel not shown in any of the period catalogues.
    Launched in 1984 the reference 11063P Diver 100 is the last of a long line of Autavia models produced by Heuer since 1962. The present example with its unpolished case and original bracelet is one of the finest Autavia Diver 100's to appear on the market.

  • 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. 11063P case further stamped 11063V
A rare stainless steel chronograph divers' wristwatch with date aperture located at 6 o'clock, Mercedes type hand and bracelet.

Circa 1981
42mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

CHF6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for CHF13,750

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

Geneva Auction 11 November 2017