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  • Manufacturer: Heuer
    Year: Circa 1972
    Reference No: 73463
    Case No: 262’965
    Model Name: Skipper
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 7734, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Heuer bracelet stamped by Gay Frères, max length 195 mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Heuer deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 47 mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Diver’s chronograph watches have been in Heuer’s product line for more than half a century. The present watch, reference 73463 Skipper, exemplifies the technological skills and fine artisanship which define the watchmaking company. Most impressively, the timepiece features a regatta chronograph, providing accurate timekeeping for yachtsmen to calculate the time that they can cross the starting line in sailing competitions.

    The present watch is a very attractive example with a dark blue dial and bezel which pose a significant color contrast with the sharp orange hands. Giving the watch a very unusual and unique appearance, another significant feature of the Skipper is the red, white and blue 15-minute subsidiary dial. The Skipper model series remained successful and in production until the 1980s.

  • Artist Biography

    Heuer

    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. 73463
A rare and attractive stainless steel yacht timer chronograph wristwatch with date and bracelet

Circa 1972
47 mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$78,000 - 120,000 
€8,600-13,300
$10,000-15,400

Sold for HK$125,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
[email protected]

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN

Hong Kong Auction 27 November 2018