Four Heuers Sold For A Total Of $461,333 Over The Weekend At Sotheby's And Phillips

A Yellow Gold Heuer Carrera Reference 1158, Presented by Jack Heuer To Ronnie Peterson (Lot 161, Sotheby's)

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The consequence of this watch should come as nothing unexpected. Selling for $230,000 (counting Buyer’s Premium), this yellow-gold Carrera 1158 complete with box and engraved 100 grams bar, was introduced to Formula 1 Driver Ronnie Peterson by Jack Heuer himself. We talked with noted Heuer expert Jeff Stein of OnTheDash to get his take. As per Stein, this watch has everything a vintage Heuer authority loves: “Engraved for an adored Formula One hero; given for an honor named for another Heuer hero (Jo Siffert); introduced by Jack Heuer and his number one model of all the Heuers. This watch has everything, and the cost appeared to be reliable with top Formula One/watch memorabilia.”

Now, you might be feeling that the dial appears to be somewhat unique than the other 1158s available, nonetheless, it has been affirmed that this dial was indeed brought into the world with this watch, yet is from a 110.515 CHN.

A Heuer Autavia Reference 2446, Ca. 1967 (Lot 28, Phillips, Start-Stop-Reset)

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The Start-Stop-Reset deal was, to put it obtusely, crazy. What’s more, the Heuers included in this deal were similarly insane. The one you see here brought an incredible $76,888. It is referred to gatherers as the “Rindt” Autavia, after the Austrian Formula One driver Karl Jochen Rindt, who regularly wore a comparable watch. Known for its rich dark dial with white sub dials, turning bezel, screw-down case back, and chronograph pushers, this watch typically sells at a considerably more unassuming cost (think $15,000 to $20,000), so we will credit this to over-excitement. 

A PVD-Coated Heuer Monaco "Dark Lord" Reference 74033N, Ca. 1975 (Lot 42, Phillips)

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This Monaco reference 74033N , additionally sold in the Phillips deal, is nicknamed the “Dim Lord” for its rich dark PVD-covered tempered steel case. The watch was made in a restricted creation in the mid 1970s and seldom comes available to be purchased, thusly it is nothing unexpected that this watch got $64,073 (counting purchaser’s premium). 

A PVD-Coated Heuer Autavia Reference 113.603/11063V, Ca. 1985 (Lot 57, Phillips)

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Continuing with the PVD-covered pattern is this sharp Autavia reference 113.603/11063V gave by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), which was sold for an incredible $89,703 (counting purchaser’s premium). The Autavia is one of the brand’s most significant models and this model is considerably more remarkable with the PVD-covered case and military inscriptions working on this issue back. As per Stein, “The cost of the IDF gave Autavia ($89,703) addresses a comparable numerous [to the Rindt Autavia] over winning business sector costs, however in any event these IDF gave models are scant, and the condition looked particularly good.” 

Last Thoughts

Overall, the vintage Heuer market is becoming stronger, which is uplifting news for early authorities and awful news for the individuals who are simply getting into the game. It likewise shows that vintage Heuer might actually be the up and coming part in the bartering game, alongside Patek Philippe and Rolex. 

For more news and data on vintage Heuer make certain to visit Jeff Stein’s site, OnTheDash .