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: 2447SN
    Case No: 103'134
    Model Name: Carrera 'Big Eyes'
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. Valjoux 72, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Heuer "sun" buckle
    Dimensions: 36mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The years 1968 and 1969 saw the introduction of the second execution range of the Carrera family with the launch of the popular "panda dials': The plain "SN" model, without the scale dial, has larger black subsidiary registers than any other versions with contrasting subdials placed on a silvered dial. These models also had shorter black painted markers and black striped hands, as opposed to the plain baton hands and hour markers of the earlier first series editions.

    The reference 2447SN "Big Eyes" is not only rare (with around 20 observed) but also beautiful, representing one of the true Carrera grails. The rugged simplicity of these watches is reminiscent of the early Autavia reference 2446 models, which remain a "bellwether" for the aficionado.

  • 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. 2447SN
A fine and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with panda dial and large black subsidiary registers.

Circa 1969
36mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for CHF32,500

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

Geneva Auction 11 November 2017