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 1970
    Reference No: 7753SN
    Case No: 105'378
    Model Name: Carrera
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 7730, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Gay Frères double grain bracelet with HEL endlinks, max length 205mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Heuer folding deployant clasp stamped 4.71
    Dimensions: 36mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Literature: The present watch is prominently illustrated in "Heuer Carrera Chronographs 1963-85" by Richard Crosthwaite & Paul Gavin, pages 112-115.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present reference 7753SN (for Standard Noir) displays the so-called second execution dial and hands. These hands are fitted with a black insert to match the hour markers' design and longer luminous insert. Seldom found with two registers, the silver dial with black register is more often seen on three register watches such as reference 2447SN.

    Launched in 1969, the present lot bears the serial number 105'378 which places it into the early 1970s production. It is interesting to note that reference 7753SN is the only non-military Carrera powered by a Valjoux caliber 7730 (Heuer used the Valjoux caliber 7733 in military issued reference 7753SN timepieces). The use of this caliber results in the case being thicker than its three register siblings.

    With its no frills dial with almost Bauhaus zen feel, this timepiece, contrary to the majority of Heuers that bring to mind the smell of burnt rubber, gasoline and speed, has a somewhat elegant nonchalance. Fitted with a Gay Frères double grain bracelet stamped 4th quarter of 1971 this watch is in very good condition which, along with its ultimate rarity, will please 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. 7753SN
A fine and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with silver dial featuring two black subsidiary registers and bracelet.

Circa 1970
36mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

CHF8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for CHF17,500

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

Geneva Auction 11 November 2017