Heuer - The Crosthwaite & Gavin Collection: Exceptional Heuer Chronographs From The Jack Heuer Era Geneva Friday, November 10, 2017 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Heuer
    Year: Circa 1971
    Reference No: 1158CHN
    Case No: 249'397
    Model Name: Carrera "Ferrari"
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 12, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Heuer Corfam strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Heuer 'sun' buckle
    Dimensions: 38mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by fitted Automatic chequerboard red box, blank guarantee booklet and outer plastic sleeve
    Literature: A similar watch is illustrated in "Heuer Carrera Chronographs 1963-85" by Richard Crosthwaite & Paul Gavin, page 178.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Known amongst collectors as the "Ferrari Carrera", the 18K yellow gold model reference 1158CHN was gifted by Jack Heuer to Ferrari drivers. As part of his sponsorship, famous drivers such as Niki Lauda, Clay Regazzoni, Jacky lckx and Mario Andretti received this watch. History tells us that Jo Siffert was also gifted this reference as "Brand Ambassador". This particular watch is an earlier production version with an harmonious black calendar window, which succinctly balances the 12 hour subsidiary register and 30 minute counter. This particular example also features the original "small hole" Heuer Corfam strap and unusually, an 18K yellow gold sun buckle as opposed to the more standard gold plated version. This rare and precious watch is offered today in fantastic condition. The hallmarks remain crisp, the caseback sticker is intact and the burnished brush finish to the case superbly complements the warmth of the champagne colored dial. The perfect balance between Heuer's sporty DNA and the elegant and dressy look conveyed by the yellow gold case make this watch the perfect fit for any occasion.

  • 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 chronograph wristwatch with date aperture at 6, two subsidiary registers, tachymeter scale, box and guarantee.

Circa 1971
38mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF15,000 - 25,000 

Sold for CHF35,000

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

Geneva Auction 11 November 2017