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  • Manufacturer: Heuer
    Year: Circa 1984
    Reference No: 11063V
    Model Name: Skipper
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, 12
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Heuer bracelet, 205 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Heuer folding twinlock deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 41 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Literature: For another example of a reference 11063, please see Heuer Autavia Chronographs 1962-1985 by Richard Crosthwaite and Paul Gavin, page 173.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Heuer has created some of the most exceptional and creative chronograph wristwatches in the world of horology. Its roots trace back to the firm’s creation in 1860, when an ambitious and passionate young man, Edouard Heuer, founded Uhrenmanufaktur Heuer AG in St-Imier, Switzerland.

    The world of Heuer is closely connected with “stopping time”. Its watches are used in automobile races, to boxing matches and even yacht races. The firm’s strength lies in its sheer range of models. From early dashboard timepieces, to stopwatches and complicated triple calendar chronograph models, Heuer has created countless instruments for any occasion and every need.

    Its most famous model is undoubtedly the Autavia. Its name a portmanteau of “Auto and Aviation”, the Autavia is a technical auto racing watch in every sense. It was originally envisioned as a dashboard time piece, designed for absolute legibility, with the numerals and registers rendered in contrasting colors. Tag Heuer today continually digs, and seeks inspiration from its archives for their new creations.

    The firm most notably launched an Autavia in 2017, directly taking the design codes from the reference 2446 with 3rd execution dial. A "customer-designed" watch, the model was originally designed in 1966 and famously donned by Formula 1 champion Jochen Rindt. The original version is illustrated in the following pages, further adding to the appeal of the vintage wristwatch.

    We are incredibly pleased to present a range of Heuer wristwatches, which give only a glimpse into the range and depth of the firm’s ability to create a wide range of chronograph watches.

    Consigned by a highly important collector, this Heuer Skipper was made for yacht racing. The Skipper was made to time the start of yacht races and has an unusual register finished in white, blue and red and divided into sessions that are calibrated to time 5 minute intervals. This is one of the last editions of the Skipper. The case is stunning and in outstanding condition with original brush finishes, sharp edges and a beautiful gloss dial.

  • 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 11063V
A fine and rare stainless steel chronograph tonneau-shaped wristwatch with date and bracelet

Circa 1984
41 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$30,000 - 60,000 

Sold for HK$56,250

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