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  • Manufacturer: Heuer
    Year: Circa 1970s
    Reference No: 1163
    Case No: 143’153
    Model Name: Autavia
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 11, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Heuer bracelet, endlinks stamped HLD, max length 180 mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Heuer clasp with Gay Frères deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42.5 mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Heuer launched the epoch-defining caliber 11, the first self-winding chronograph movement of the brand, in 1969. While a wide array of variations was produced, the Autavia 1163 is the most sought-after model which houses the caliber 11. The moniker of Autavia 1163, “Jo Siffert”, is named after the renowned racecar driver and two times winner of Formula 1 .

    The present Autavia 1163 features a signature black tachymeter bezel which was specially designed for racing drivers. Absolutely eye-catching, the rare and awe-striking “Jo Siffert” black/white dial and blue accents give the watch a special and distinctive appearance. A key feature of all Autavia 1163 cases are the fluted pushers. The distinctively placed crown at 9 o’clock is always signed. The present example is one of an extremely limited number exist to the market.

  • 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. 1163
A very rare and fine stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with ''Jo Siffert'' dial, date and bracelet

Circa 1970s
42.5 mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

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

Sold for HK$112,500

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