A very rare and fine stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with “Siffert colored” dial

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  • Manufacturer: Heuer
    Year: Circa 1970
    Reference No: 73663
    Case No: 200’080
    Model Name: Autavia “Siffert colors”
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 7736, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Heuer pin buckle
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Dial, case, movement and buckle signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Heuer has always been closely tied to the world of motorsports, especially Formula 1 Grand Prix. During the exciting racing era of the 1960’s and 1970’s, most drivers had Heuer watches on their wrist, including champion driver Jo Siffert. Witnessed on the wrist of the Swiss Double Formula 1 Grand Prix champion during races, was a Heuer Autavia reference 1136 featuring a tachymeter scale on a white dial with black subsidiary dials and a date. Following the tragic accident in the 1971 Grand Prix, Heuer released the reference 73663 with what is now called the “Jo Siffert” colors.

    The present example is presented in excellent overall condition and is a great example of a well preserved vintage Heuer Autavia reference 73663 with “Jo Siffert” colors.

  • Maker Bio

    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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Heuer

Ref. 73663
A very rare and fine stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with “Siffert colored” dial

豪雅,型號73663,精鋼自動上弦腕錶,備計時功能,約1970年製

Circa 1970
40mm Diameter
Dial, case, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
HK$48,000 - 78,000 
€5,500-8,900
$6,200-10,000

sold for HK$87,500

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
thomasperazzi@phillips.com
+852 2318 2030

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019